Story | Apr 24, 2013 | 9:04 PM
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Story | Jun 4, 2013 | 2:30 PMRising from an early grave of negative pre-release publicity, director Marc Forster and producer-star Brad Pitt's much-maligned "World War Z" emerges as a surprisingly smart, gripping and imaginative addition to the zombie-movie canon, owing as much to scientific disaster movies like "The China Syndrome" and "Contagion" as it does to undead ur-texts like the collected works of George Romero. Showing few visible signs of the massive rewrites, reshoots and other post-production patchwork that delayed its release from December 2012, this sleekly crafted, often nail-biting tale of global zombiepocalypse clicks on both visceral and emotional levels, resulting in an unusually serious-minded summer entertainment whose ideal audience might be described as comicbook fanboys who also listen to "Democracy Now." Opening a week apart from the more four-quadrant-friendly "Man of Steel" in most markets, "World War Z" should post solid enough numbers at home and abroad, but with a rumored final cost well north of $200 million, it'll need more than a bit of kryptonite up its sleeve to push far into profitability.
Story | Dec 13, 2011 | 4:35 AM
Martin Scorsese's lavish 3D family film "Hugo" and the black-and-white ode to silent cinema "The Artist" topped the list of nominees for the 17th Critics Choice Awards, earning 11 nominations each from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the...
Story | Jan 7, 2012 | 4:37 PM
The National Society of Film Critics, which is made up of 58 the country's major film critics, rarely agrees with the picks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. And the group likely stayed true to form with their picks for 46th annual...
Story | Jan 11, 2012 | 4:37 PM
Robert Richardson earned his 10th nomination Wednesday morning for the American Society of Cinematographers feature film award for "Hugo." Among his previous nominations were 1989's "Born on the Fourth of July" and 1994's "The Aviator."