| Aug 24, 2013
| 12:10 PM
"Lee Daniels' The Butler" continued its strong showing at the box office on Friday, taking in an estimated $4.7 million on its way to an expected second weekend atop the chart.
Starring Forest Whitaker as a White House employee who served under eight U....
| Aug 24, 2013
| 1:19 PM
There's no dispute that "Despicable Me 2" is a runaway smash.
On Saturday, the animated sequel eclipsed $800 million at the global box office, more than $250 million better than the 2010 original.
That total puts "Despicable Me 2" in the top 40 of...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 9:03 AM
"The Butler" polished off the competition at the box office this weekend, scoring its second consecutive No. 1 win.
In its second weekend in theaters, the civil-rights drama starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey saw its ticket sales fall only 31%...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Put several members of a wealthy family in the big house on dad's isolated estate. Place mysterious killers in animal masks in the dark woods outside. Add several machetes, axes, crossbows and knives. Sprinkle in a little sick humor as the bloody...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Natural and supernatural forces go haywire in the male midlife hysteria of "The World's End," starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine and others of the fab and fabled "Hot Fuzz" and "Shaun of the Dead" crews. The comic blast follows five fortyish...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Star Trek Into Darkness
Paramount, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99/$54.99
Available on VOD beginning Sept. 10
Although it's not as much fun as the 2009 "Star Trek" reboot, J.J. Abrams' sequel has the same major asset as its predecessor: a winning cast...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Yes, humanity at large faces a crisis in the latest satirical teaming from British humorists Simon Pegg and Nick Frost ("Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz"), along with returning director Edgar Wright ... but The World's End also is a name of a bar at the end...
| Jan 8, 2014
Reminder: The Golden Globes are not an actual predictor of the Academy Awards. They may share winners, but the voting bodies are completely different, as the Globes are chosen by the secret society that is the Hollywood Foreign Press.
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:58 AM
The formula for a successful British band is simple: Grow up together in an industrial town (in this case, Manchester), wow 'em in London, win over Europe and Asia and then shred the music charts in America for the really big money. After getting...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The World's End
Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98
Available on VOD beginning Nov. 19
After giving zombie flicks and cop movies a British accent with the send-ups/homages "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," director Edgar Wright and his co-...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:13 AM
The year is almost over, and my favorite film so far is Edgar Wright's “The World's End,” his third feature collaboration with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. When it came out, I mentioned how much I looked forward to the home video release,...