| 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...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:51 PM
The Jackie Robinson biopic "42" scored the top spot on the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart in its first week in release. The film, starring Chadwick Boseman and Nicole Beharie, outpaced "Evil Dead," this year's remake of the tongue-in-cheek horror classic...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"Ender's Game" may not be the best-executed adaptation in the history of moviedom. But it's based on a major bestseller and a longtime fan favorite, so by all rights it should have made a boatload of money instead of eking out $28 million on its first...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:45 PM
When the receipts are tallied for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," heroine Katniss Everdeen and her famed arrows will likely hit a box-office bull's-eye. The film starring Jennifer Lawrence is forecast by some to sell as much as $180 million in...
| Dec 13, 2013
375: Approximate number of hours I spent watching movies (with about 225 movies times approximately 100 minutes)
8: Number of survival stories in October (“Gravity,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Captain Phillips,” “...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:13 PM
In Veronica Roth's young adult trilogy of best-selling futuristic hellholes, being a "divergent" means you avoid easy categorization and defy the crushing dictates of your overseers.
The movie version of "Divergent" is no divergent. It goes along to get...