| 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%...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 9:19 AM
"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" provides the expected heavy dose of testosterone-fueled action. Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum play the hard-charging hunks with comic book style. They are joined by hot babes Adrianne Palicki and Elodie Yung,...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 7:56 AM
"The Call" (R). A 911 operator takes a call from a teenage girl who has been abducted, and she realizes she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life. With Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin and Morris Chestnut. TownMall...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 7:26 AM
"42" (PG-13). Story depicting how Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey changed the game of baseball by breaking the color barrier. With Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford and Nicole Beharie. TownMall Cinemas (1:00,...
| May 2, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Is “Iron Man 3” as steely as “The Avengers?”
The highly anticipated Marvel-Disney sequel opens domestically this weekend, a week after the Tony Stark update grossed nearly $200 million in its overseas premiere -- a faster start...
| May 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
FX's new summer drama "The Bridge" has many common elements of contemporary thrillers: a sadistic serial killer, mismatched detectives and a desperate race against time.
But "The Bridge" is distinguished by a hot-button issue that brings an edgy...
| Jun 6, 2013
* (out of four)
To my knowledge, no New York crime drama has ever contained more patty-cake than “Violet & Daisy.”
Three times characters play the child’s game in this appalling effort from writer-director Geoffrey Fletcher, who won an...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Stephenie Meyer struck gold in both books and films with her "Twilight" series, but not so much moviewise with her futuristic story of a young woman (Saoirse Ronan, doing commendable work as two characters in one) who fights for control with an alien...
| Nov 7, 2013
** (out of four)
It’s tough to forget Saoirse Ronan’s three 2013 stinkers for long during “How I Live Now,” which in its first 15 minutes features her character blabbering in voiceover (“The Host”), insisting on...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 9:30 AM
This weekend Hollywood was again unable to lure teens to the multiplex in droves, as "Ender's Game" became the latest young adult adaptation to open with modest ticket sales.
The pricey sci-fi flick debuted with a so-so $28 million, according to an...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Judging by the movies she'll be starring in this fall, actress Shailene Woodley has great taste in young adult books.
She was at Comic-Con last week to talk about Summit Entertainment's upcoming adaptation "Divergent," Veronica Roth's dystopian young...