After 31 years, four movies, two classics, one almost ran and one Rotten Tomatoes reject, it was only a matter of time until Hollywood had pushed the “Terminator” franchise too far and had to cannibalize itself and reinvent the story.
The first “Magic Mike” was a sexy slithering slice of cinema that was about the dancers, the men who shook their booties for the pleasure of anyone with a few dollars to spare. The sequel, “Magic Mike XXL,” is bigger than the first film, but is disappointingly (depending on your point of view) about the dancing, rather than the dancers.
Anyone unfamiliar with the novel or countless retellings of Gustave Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary” could be forgiven in thinking Sophie’s Barthes’s version is some sort of period film noir. Like the classic noirs it begins at the end with the tragic fate of its protagonist and then ricochets backwards to the start to show how the main character met their fate.
Mark Ruffalo stars in and is executive producer of 'Infinitely Polar Bear,' a low budget indie film about Cameron, a manic-depressive man’s efforts to win back the affections of his wife Maggie (Zoe Saldana) and reunite his family.
On the surface “The Overnight,” starring Taylor Schilling Adam Scott, is simply about that moment when, as they say in the film, the party turns from freewheeling California vibe to swinger vibe, but that doesn't do the story justice. That’s the Cole’s Notes version of the story. The actual tale is much more interesting.
Based on English writer Vera Brittain's 1933 memoir about her experiences during World War I, "Testament of Youth" is a handsomely presented, if sometimes a bit restrained story of one woman’s voyage into pacifism.
“Racing became his passion and he went for it.” So says Paul Newman’s “Butch Cassidy and he Sundance Kid” co-star Robert Redford. Although Newman didn’t start racing cars until his late 40s, when most racers are thinking about retirement, it became a permanent part of his life following the making of the 1969 film “Winning.”
With a title like “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” you know the new movie starring Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler and Olivia Cooke, is likely to be sad. It is sad to be sure but it’s never maudlin or melodramatic and that sets it apart from most other teenage coming-of-age tragedies.
For eight years on television Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven provided a glamourized behind-the-scenes look at how Hollywood works. The movie "Entourage" picks up where the TV show left off, and sees actor Vincent Chase (Grenier) looking for a new film project, to both star in and direct.
“Spy” has everything you expect from a secret agent flick; exotic locations, shoot-outs, beautiful women, handsome tuxedoed men and plenty of action. That Melissa McCarthy has better action scenes than co-star Jason Statham is just one clue that it’s also a comedy.
What do you do when you write yourself into a corner after just one successful sequel? If you are Leigh Whannell, the screenwriter of the first two "Insidious" frightfests, you look backwards and pen a prequel.
Perhaps the overriding lesson learned from “Hungry Hearts,” a new thriller starring Adam Driver and Alba Rohrwacher, is that it may not be a great idea to marry a person you meet in a public washroom. From that opening scene that brings these two twenty-somethings together, director Saverio Costanzo takes the audience on a ride that is part “She’s Having a Baby,” part “Rosemary’s Baby.”
In 'Aloha,' Bradley Cooper plays a disgraced defense military contractor hired by his old boss to supervise the launch of a satellite in Hawaii, where he is confronted by his romantic past in the form of his former flame, played by Rachel McAdams.
Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch are, arguably, two of the best-known characters on the planet and yet very few people know the man behind the felt and feathers. “I Am Big Bird” is a sweet-natured documentary that introduces audiences to the eighty-year-old puppeteer Caroll Spinney.
In “Survivor,” an American State Department investigator (Milla Jovovich) stationed in London finds herself on the run after uncovering a terrorist plot involving “the world’s most wanted hitman” (Pierce Brosnan).
In “Poltergeist,” the new reworking of the 1982 ghost-in-the-TV Tobe Hooper cult classic chiller, when Mom (Rosemarie DeWitt), “There’s nothing to be afraid of,” you know, of course, here’s loads to be afraid of, like crappy special effects and a story almost entirely devoid of thrills or chills.
The George Miller 'Mad Max' films lived, died and now live again courtesy of “Mad Max: Fury Road,” an out-of-control reboot that recreates Max Rockatansky’s dystopian world and then races like hell through it, laying rubber all the way.
Ethan Hawke plays Tom Egan, an Air Force pilot with 3,000 hours logged in F-16s, now stationed in Las Vegas behind a drone control console. As his frustrations grow, the psychological effects of the job wear on Egan who doubts the morality of long distance death.
Chances are good if you are interested enough to buy a ticket to the new Alex Gibney documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” you already know most of the information contained within.
“Far From the Madding Crowd” is a vibrant soap opera, complete with love triangles, pregnancy, suicide, lovesick neighbours, crimes of passion, marriage proposals, missed opportunities, bad decisions, broken hearts and petticoats.