| Oct 29, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
Though not a reference to Chicken Little, “Skyfall” (opening Nov. 9) does carry a thunderclap of impending doom: A modern threat has emerged, and the old guard that is MI6 may not be up to the task. (Think “...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — Early in "Skyfall," Judi Dench's M pulls aside our embattled hero, played once again with suave ennui by Daniel Craig, and wonders whether the world still needs either of their services. As Bond wraps his head around that idea, he looks...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Skyfall is the latest James Bond film and number 23 overall in the series. Daniel Craig returns for his third turn as the British secret agent 007 for director Sam Mendes. Aside from Craig, the film boasts an A-list cast with the likes of Judi Dench,...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:20 PM
If "Skyfall" is the new 50, James Bond is handling it remarkably well. Five decades after the first cinematic incarnation of 007, novelist Ian Fleming's agent provocateur, the spy-craft in the new film is sharper, the intrigue deeper, the beauties...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 9:44 PM
LOS ANGELES (The Wrap) -- Continuing its record-breaking run, Warner Bros. Pictures' "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" has surpassed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, becoming the first in the series--and just the ninth film in...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 1:47 PM
From its inception, the MTV Movie Awards sounded like a strange hybrid.
Honoring long-form movies on the music video channel? This sounded like a one-time special doomed to tank. Yet on Sunday, June 5, the 2011 edition marks the honors' 20th annual...
| May 3, 2012
| 10:52 AM
In Chicago Shakespeare Theater's new rethinking of Shakespeare's "Timon of Athens," the venerable London stage actor Ian McDiarmid plays Timon, "a psychological mess," the actor says, "a British lord in America, rich from birth and generous with money,...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 5:10 PM
After seven previous films over a 10-year span, $2 billion in domestic box office and still more treasure overseas, Warner Bros. has unwrapped the Harry Potter advertising line it hoped it would never have to use: "It all ends."
In a classic storybook...
| Feb 19, 2011
As the Berlin International Film Festival kicked off last week, the upheaval in Egypt was on everyone's lips here in the German capital. But it was the bitter aftermath of Iran's 2009 populist uprising that truly infused this year's Berlinale.
| Oct 31, 2010
It's a peculiar person — if not an unabashed sadist — who takes pleasure in someone's stuttering, particularly at a public event. Yet when filmmaker Tom Hooper heard that Colin Firth couldn't stop stammering while accepting an acting honor for...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 4:37 PM
It begins with a whisper, and the funereal, foreboding tone of its early scenes grab you and tell you that this Potter picture has a high-mindedness that maybe some of the earlier installments did not. Within minutes, I was thinking “Have they got...