| Mar 4, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Earlier this year, I had the displeasure of reviewing "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters."The R-rated update on the fairy tale made for one of the most miserable moviegoing experiences I've ever had in my life.
So I wasn't exactly thrilled to see another...
| Feb 28, 2013
Most modern fantasy adventures are distinguished, if that's the right word, by shot after shot of actors gaping at amazements — beanstalks busting out of the ground, for example, or flaming trees being flung as weapons at the king's castle —...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 11:11 PM
Jack the Giant Slayer
One thing this current run of blockbuster fairytales inspired by Tim Burton’s "Alice in Wonderland" has taught us is how very hard it is to be Tim Burton. Multiple versions of "Snow White," a comic splatter...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 5:02 AM
Fans of Ron Gilbert's “Monkey Island” series might want to take a seat in their “screaming chair” for this one. ......
| Nov 26, 2012
| 10:02 AM
An intimate, two-hander play by a relatively unknown writer took home the top prize at this year's London Evening Standard Theatre Awards. "Constellations," by Nick Payne, won the prize for best play on Sunday, beating out works by Caryl Churchill and...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 9:03 PM
It's getting cold out there, and what better way to keep warm than by cozying up for a flick at your local cinema?
This season, there is no shortage of quality films to watch, whether you're looking for something escapist, such as Peter Jackson's...
| Nov 15, 2012
** (out of four)
Perhaps on some level people fixate on the Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson offscreen drama because nothing in “The Twilight Saga” burns as strongly or clearly as infidelity.
Yes, there’s the totally monumental...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 12:17 PM
A remake of the still-very-serviceable Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi adventure is questionable, though this version has all the bells and whistles in special-effects terms. Colin Farrell assumes Schwarzenegger's earlier role, a working man of the future...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 4:32 AM
It’s one of the great mysteries of all time, and one that has puzzled children for over a century: How does Santa Claus manage to deliver presents to the all of the children of the world in just one night? It’s a question very much at the root...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 3:07 AM
Santa is known to "save" many youngsters' holidays, but his youngest son goes to the rescue in this animated feature from the studio that also was behind "Chicken Run."
If Arthur doesn't come through, a British girl may not get the bicycle she desires .....
| Aug 15, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Several terrific British acting veterans - including Judi Dench, who was guided to her "Shakespeare in Love" Oscar by this film's director, John Madden - star in this engaging tale of several retirees who invest their money in a site in India, where...