| Apr 18, 2013
** (out of four)
“Pixar's 'Wall-E' was pretty good. Imagine how great it would be if it were live action, starred Tom Cruise and unfolded kind of like Duncan Jones ('Moon,' 'Source Code') directing Independence Day!”
From that hypothetical,...
| May 10, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Children grow up ... and if they were treated like these two, you don't think revenge would be on their adult agenda?
Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton ("Quantum of Solace") play the siblings in this highly revisionist fairy-tale update, which gives them...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 8:28 AM
Speculation has swirled ever since "World War Z", the forthcoming zombie disaster movie starring and co-produced by Brad Pitt, was pushed from last winter to this summer by Paramount Pictures to allow for a wholesale rewrite and a reshoot of its final...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Coming from a 90-year-old director, the title "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" may seem ironic, but I'd rather think of it as "optimistic" and "cheeky" — given that filmmaker Alain Resnais has already finished shooting his next feature, now in...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:12 AM
After months of in-and-out reports on the new James Bond film, “Skyfall” director Sam Mendes is heading back to MI6.
Sony Pictures, MGM and longtime Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson made the official announcement Thursday...
| Jun 26, 2013
Luc Besson's 2010 film adaptation of “The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec” is finally crossing the pond. The French film, […]...
| Aug 14, 2013
“The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this week, bringing Jacques Tardi's intrepid heroine to American […]...
| Feb 1, 2013
The zombie apocalypse is on its way. “We've lost the East Coast.” “China's dark.” Indeed, things don't look promising for ......
| Mar 16, 2011
China has become such an important market for U.S. entertainment companies that one studio has taken the extraordinary step of digitally altering a film to excise bad guys from the Communist nation lest the leadership in Beijing be offended.
| May 5, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Intriguing title aside, the mythical fire-breathers in "There Be Dragons" are strictly metaphorical. In both ambition and approach, "Dragons" echoes Roland Joffe's career-defining early work as he brings sweeping production values to overtly Christian...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 1:26 PM
Noted earlier for her roles in such movies as "Quantum of Solace" and "The Disappearance of Alice Creed," British actress Gemma Arterton came into her own with many critics for her title performance in director Stephen Frears' comedy - adapted from a...