| May 29, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Here's a final item out of the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival, this one a Chicago crime story to be told by a highly regarded French director.
Earlier this year Robert Pattinson of the "Twilight" franchise began talking about playing the lead...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:15 AM
You’d expect a Harold Ramis memorial to be funny given that the guy basically invented modern American comedy in his work from Second City and “SCTV” in 1960s and ‘70s through “National Lampoon’s Animal House,”...
| Dec 24, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
After enough belly flops, a pencil dive looks all right. And that's what "Grudge Match," a generic but decent step up from something like "Escape Plan" or "The Big Wedding," is: The pencil dive of movies, only set in a boxing ring....
| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:00 PM
* (out of four)
The tagline for "The Bag Man" is "The cat's in the bag." A cat is not actually in the bag. And it takes almost the entire movie to find out what's in the bag, which -- spoiler alert! -- you can pretty much guess if you remember the answer...
| Oct 31, 2013
A genial "Hangover" for the AARP set, "Last Vegas" is roughly what you'd expect, or fear, but a little better.
The four stars, born between 1937 and 1947, are Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. The setup: Lifelong Flatbush-...
| May 27, 2008
In the end, it was entirely appropriate that "What Just Happened" got the last flicker of light from the projector at this year's Festival de Cannes. It's about a troubled movie, starring Sean Penn, that plays to a rainy Cannes within a real-life troubled...
| Jul 26, 2012
** (out of four)
Beware, David Copperfield.
That’s because much of “Red Lights” revolves around Dr. Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy), a physicist determined to expose any and all supposed psychics and paranormal visions as frauds. He knows...
| Mar 8, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
I’m not faulting Paul Dano for being one of the less (to put it nicely) screen-friendly presences in Hollywood. I am faulting “Being Flynn” for shoving Denise (Olivia Thirlby, excellent), a cute and extremely...
| Jun 21, 2012
It will be a while before I post the full Q&A from today's interview with Cillian Murphy and writer/director Rodrigo Cortes of "Red Lights," opening July 27. For now, here are some of Murphy's thoughts about taking on lighter roles and what the actor...
| Jul 24, 2012
“The magazine’s called RedEye?” asks “Red Lights” star Cillian Murphy, who played the villain in the 2005 horror-on-an-airplane film “Red Eye.”
Yes, I tell him, and ask if he gets strange looks on planes. “...
| Feb 20, 2013
For context about predictions of major entertainment events, Duff Goldman from “Ace of Cakes” correctly predicted the result of this year’s Super Bowl. NFL experts did not.
Likewise, making Oscar predictions can be a bit ridiculous, as...