| 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...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 9:27 AM
If the title character is back, you can be sure Emma Thompson is playing the role again, and it should come as little mystery that the sequel's plot sounds a lot like the premise of the television series "Supernanny."
The literally magical McPhee is...
| 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...
| Feb 2, 2012
*** (out of four)
“Go. Get you home. You fragments.” Ouch. Those are not the words of a guy who respects the people.
In this adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy, Caius Martius (Ralph Fiennes, who also directed) quickly learns that a leader...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 10:32 AM
It's not surprising that Shakespeare remains the most filmed author of all time. (Yes, children, that even includes Stephen King.) In fact, in any given year there are more adaptations of Shakespeare than of anyone else. Public domain status helps, but...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 8:39 PM
Earlier this month, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens was celebrated in an event held at his burial site in London's Westminster Abbey.
In attendance were many writers, academics, and other enthusiasts of the man considered to be...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
It all. Comes down. To this. Actually, the final showdown between Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and the dark forces of evil doesn’t feel that spectacular on screen. Still, seemingly the entire planet can’t wait to see the...
| 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...
| Jul 14, 2011
It's been eight movies and $6.3 billion in Box Office receipts, but starting today, the franchise comes to a close with "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2."
You've heard me talk about how some films are all effects and no story and how some...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 1:37 PM
Those who have grown up with Harry Potter will appreciate the level of maturity displayed by the young adult wizard and his pals in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." This emotionally satisfying conclusion to the series ensures that the...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 9:03 AM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 *** 1/2
La película Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, recrea la batalla final entre el joven Potter y su archi enemigo Lord Voldemort.
Este octavo y último capítulo llega una década después del...