| Feb 13, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
Well before John McClane (Bruce Willis) calls his CIA operative son Jack (Jai Courtney) "007 of Plainfield, New Jersey," "A Good Day to Die Hard" already feels more like a Bond movie ("Die-monds Are Forever"?) than what it is, "Die...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 11:13 AM
Orson Scott Card, the “Ender’s Game” novelist who ignited a firestorm over his comments about gay marriage, has written a paranoid essay comparing President Obama to Hitler in which he suggests Obama could be planning a coup to take over...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:38 PM
In the same week it makes its broadcast debut on PBS, this documentary looks at such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and Wonder Woman from the perspective of their effects over the years on the public ... and, in some instances, even...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:30 PM
"Prisoners," the new Warner Bros. thriller starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, is a movie that Alfred Hitchcock would have made if he were channeling David Fincher. Director Denis Villeneueve casts Jackman as a dad overcome with grief when his...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Let's say there's a row of beautiful movie theaters, and the marquee of each one reads, "New film by (name of filmmaker here)." And let's say there's no other information about the film itself. Which one would you choose? We offered this dilemma to some...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Summer is the main inspiration for NBC's "Camp," a dramatic comedy created by Liz Heldens ("Friday Night Lights") and Peter Elkoff ("Gossip Girl").
The hour-long show, which premieres July 10, is set in the American Midwest but was filmed inland from...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:30 PM
U.S. scribe Skip Woods, whose credits include "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and "A Good Day To Die Hard," is set to pen the bigscreen adaptation of epic sci-fi graphic novel "Universal War One."
The live-action project - reportedly budgeted in the $40-...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Actor Hugh Jackman brought his one-man stage show to Los Angeles' Dolby Theater on Saturday in a benefit and live auction that raised $1.85 million for the Motion Picture & Television Fund.
The "X-Men" star performed his critically acclaimed one-man...
| Jul 25, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
I could say I liked “The Wolverine,” but I'd be lying. I could say I didn't like “The Wolverine,” but I'd be lying.
No, the latest attempt to give Mr. Pointyhands his own franchise (following 2010’s...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:42 PM
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Known for his healing powers, "The Wolverine" will try to bring big-budget summer movies back to life at the box office this weekend.
The 3-D sequel from 20th Century Fox is expected to start off with...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 2:52 PM
If you're looking forward to a film about a North American weasel or a fullback from the University of Michigan, look elsewhere. However, unless you've been on a meditative retreat for the last decade and a half, you doubtless already know that "The...