| Dec 30, 2013
| 11:01 AM
The holidays are a time when family-friendly films pack in audiences like the Dallas Cowboys pack-in last-minute turnovers. But even in a season when the G and PG films come with a built-in head start, it's hard not to be impressed by what "Frozen" has...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here’s who they picked:
Jonathan Groff | Actor
He closed out last year as the voice of the rugged mountain man romantic...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Teaching children about animals by accentuating their similarities to human beings is a great place to start. But penguins aren't people — a fact director Anthony Geffen's "Adventures of the Penguin King" works hard to ignore.
"I haven't been home...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Warner Bros. and Lego look to be constructing a blockbuster brick by brick as the toy brand's first full-length feature film is building huge buzz before an opening weekend predicted to hit more than $40 million at the domestic box office.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:00 PM
"The Lego Movie" is a massive collision of subversive humor, hyper-kinetic energy, mind-jangling design, spinning colors and about 15 million Legos, no exaggeration.
It is very tempting to use the movie's pounding pop anthem — "Everything Is...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Finally! A comedy that works. An animated film with a look — a kinetic aesthetic honoring its product line's bright, bricklike origins — that isn't like every other clinically rounded and bland digital 3-D effort. A movie that works for the...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:20 PM
"Ernest & Celestine," the charming French-Belgium animated film and Oscar contender, is about a bear and a mouse whose artistic tendencies are forever getting them into trouble. Marked as outsiders by their respective societies, an unlikely friendship...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:10 AM
We bring to the movies whatever childhoods we had, and whatever television we watched to keep real life at bay, one half-hour at a time.
The frantic, occasionally funny new animated feature "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" is a 3-D big-screen version of a...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:15 AM
There's an unfashionable earnestness to "Falcon Song," just as director Jason Brown intends. Inspired by '80s "pop cinema," he's spun a light drama around a young drifter who becomes involved with the residents of a Western town.
Gabriel Sunday has low-...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Earlier this month Steven Spielberg expressed strong interest in remaking "West Side Story," and my first thought (via Twitter) was a quick gut reaction: Why not "Gypsy" instead?
I've been second-guessing that tweet ever since. So many major Broadway...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:22 AM
High spirits and good times are hard to come by in "Muppets Most Wanted," the anxious follow-up to the commercially successful 2011 reboot ("The Muppets") and the seventh Muppet sequel to follow in the animal tracks of "The Muppet Movie" in 1979.