| Apr 12, 2012
| 11:50 PM
Filmmaker Lee Hirsch may have won Emmy’s and awards at Sundance, and he certainly picked a timely documentary to present to us. Certainly his heart is in the right place. The problem is he gave us a very unfocused and incomplete documentary on...
| Dec 20, 2011
Directed by Steven Spielberg, a longtime fan of the source material, "The Adventures of Tintin" begins with a gorgeous animated credit sequence, deftly incorporating bits of the narrative about to unfold. It's as nifty as the overture in Spielberg's...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 1:25 PM
Directed by Martin Scorsese.
A kids' movie by Martin Scorsese? Yes and no. Hugo is the first movie directed by Martin Scorsese that kids can go see, but it's not simply a kids' movie in the usual sense of that term. Or, put another way, it'...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 7:13 PM
Band name: The Hood Internet
Sound: The mash-up maestros are best known for merging indie rock backing tracks and hip-hop lyricists (Lupe Fiasco rhymes atop the Handsome Furs on one cut, while Devin the Dude mingles with Les Savy Fav on another) like a...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:38 PM
Bird-watching may not seem like the most involving subject for a comedy, and ... well, this movie proves it isn't, though director David Frankel ("The Devil Wears Prada") assembles an all-star trio for it. Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson play...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 7:26 AM
The very best movies of the past year went back to the earliest years of cinema for their subject matter, but 100 or so years amount to just a few film frames when you consider that some of the other movies in this 10-best list went back to the dawn of...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 11:09 PM
I had so much fun writing a movie review recently to the lyrics of A Horse With No Name, I thought I’d try the Beverly Hillbillies theme song for We Bought a Zoo.
Come and listen to a story about a man named Benjamin/A newspaper reporter, whose...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 1:33 PM
Napoleon Dynamite (Heder) is a 16-year-old boy convinced – for no apparent reason – that he is destined for greatness and blessed with unlimited "sweet abilities." He spends his days practicing ninja moves, drawing ligers, soul dancing and...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 8:36 PM
WWE wasted no time in allowing John Cena and Brock Lesnar to get physical -- and the result was magic.
For the past year, Cena and The Rock were kept apart, competing on the microphone rather than in the ring. WWE appears set to go a completely...
| Oct 4, 2012
Before things took off with "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" and "Beetlejuice," Tim Burton made a live-action black-and-white film, in 1984, called "Frankenweenie." You can find it on YouTube. It's really good.
Just about everything we now know as...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 4:13 PM
It’s a film of opposites. Black and white. Good and evil. Fun and fright. But only one word comes to mind when summing it up: Magical.
Tim Burton’s creative genius has come back to life in his latest stop-motion Disney animated flick, “...