| Jun 6, 2012
Once the court of public opinion stamps a movie as a classic, watch out. It becomes precious cargo, and attempts to deride or change that valuable commodity may endure the wrath of 1,000 suns. Or just emails from die-hard fans who say you don’t know...
| Jun 7, 2012
Nearly all the bits and pieces in director Ridley Scott's"Prometheus" come from other movies — either one of Scott's or someone else's. More and more, though, I appreciate Scott's fundamental squareness as a filmmaker. "Prometheus" may be the"...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 10:41 AM
Ridley, Ridley, Ridley. How much money was spent to make such a visually stunning science fiction thriller, with such fantastic CGI…for all of us that loved Alien to say “Really? Did he just do that again?”
Don’t get me wrong,...
| Jul 8, 2012
David Hyde Pierce says there wasn't a "Eureka!" moment when it occurred to him to set Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners in manors, "The Importance of Being Earnest" with the playwright's characters as transplanted American gangsters in the 1930s....
| Jul 13, 2012
| 3:36 PM
See Jane reach. See Jane reach for power and be denied.
It might not yet be a full-blown theme, but that story line has made for one of TV’s more culturally intriguing narratives of this presidential election year.
“Game Change” and...
| 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...
| Feb 16, 2012
"Rampart" patrols some familiar streets, but this jarringly intimate study of a dirty Los Angeles cop sliding, crazily, down the drain has a distinctive new-cliche smell, pungent and alive. The story, which is more about observation than propulsion, suits...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 11:31 PM
I was really excited to see this movie. There was buzz that Woody Harrelson was a shoe-in for an Oscar nomination (and boy was he mad when the nominations were announced and he wasn’t on the list).
The film was written and directed by Oren...
| Jul 26, 2012
One hour and 53 minutes of paranormal inactivity, writer-director Rodrigo Cortes' yakky "Red Lights" is a distinct comedown from the Spanish filmmaker's previous (and second) feature, "Buried,"a stern thriller (too stern for American audiences; it made 95...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 9:55 PM
The Hollywood/Africa axis has never been greater. A-listers are not only using their influence, they're rolling up their sleeves and lending a hand to help solve the continent's devastating problems. The good news: Charlize Theron, Alicia Keys, Ben...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 12:21 AM
The single-breasted navy blazer with gold buttons, khaki chinos and a crisp, light blue shirt with no tie.
Classic. Distinguished. Stately.
It says, “I’m serious, I’m successful, and I know how to rock a conference/hotel bar/buffet...