| Sep 23, 2010
| 9:30 PM
"You Again" is a new comedy starring Kristen Bell and Odette Yustman as high school rivals, with Jamie Lee Curtis as Bell's mom and Sigourney Weaver as Yustman's aunt -- their rivalry goes back even further. Betty White and Cloris Leachman round out the...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 1:14 PM
As a wedding approaches, there's discontent between two generations of women in this well-cast comedy. The groom's mother ( Jamie Lee Curtis) urges her daughter ( Kristen Bell) to accept the bride-to-be ( Odette Yustman, "The Unborn"), an enemy from...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 3:28 PM
When Walter Hill was flipping through the first 40 pages of the science fiction/horror script that became "Alien," he considered it turgid, a snooze.
"I thought it was just terrible," said Hill, who co-wrote and co-produced the movie with his partner,...
| May 18, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Talk about instant success. Baltimore native Jason Winer doesn't even have a name yet for his Hollywood production company. But he and his two co-creators, "The Book of Mormon" Broadway star Josh Gad and former White House speechwriter Jon Lovett, already...
| 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,...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 11:06 AM
Trying to build on his stardom as the lupine Jacob in the "Twilight" movies, Taylor Lautner is mildly successful in this melodrama from director John Singleton ("Boyz n the Hood") about a young man who goes on the lam with a friend (Lily Collins) when...
| 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....
| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:33 PM
The title might suggest this is another revision of the classic, paranoia-inducing chiller about an Arctic outpost invaded by a creature that can assume infinite forms. In fact, it's more of a prequel, but there's still room for plenty of graphic...
| 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...