Jennifer Lawrence has been white-hot since the moment Sundance audiences got a taste for her “Winter's Bone” performance. She had already been cast in “X-Men” before “Bone” ever hit theaters (where it did indie film box offi
the Town is another Boston set mystery-thriller, this one may make a movie star out of Mad Men's Jon Hamm. Jeremy Renner's in it, with Blake Lively and Rebecca Hall. It's still kind of hard to get the mind around the idea that Affleck might have been the SMAR
I've been at early screenings for a lot of fall films, and in the process I've been trying to get a handle on the early fall box office and big award contenders.Â Â There may be an Oscar nomination or two in a few of the usual places (the “Wal
The robbers work with a confident, brutal and bracing efficiency. And the same could be said of their director.Â Ben Affleck's “The Town” is the work of a filmmaker with an eye for faces, an ear for dialect and a light hand on the editor's sh
Don't know if Nikki Finke & Co are just throwing a lot of pretty faces and pretty names up against the wall so she can say “TOLDYA” when one of them, shockingly, is cast. But deadline.com is reporting a LOT of names considered for the plum fema
Those nights I haven't got a screening of an upcoming release, I'm circling back around the films I've kept on my running Top Ten list, seeing if a ‘Winter's Bone' or ‘Let Me In' or ‘Get Low' or the ‘Inception' or ‘Social Network'
Dates are changing, studios are firming up release plans, figuring out what will actually be finished in time for this or that target date, in some cases. Films will be picked up at Sundance and find their way into theaters. Documentaries will find a window th
“Savages” is a big deal Oliver Stone project based on a Don Winslow novel. The plot, described on Amazon.com, sounds a bit like “Weeds” meets “Blow” — two laid back So. Cal pot growers/dealers earn the attention of a m
We keep a running in-house tally of what's opening and when on the cinema scene, and a few times a year, I just dump the dates I have out on the blog here to give you an idea of what's opening, what it's about, and when. As May 6 is the more or less “off
The Glades" starts its second season at 10 p.m. Sunday on A&E, and the show proves how a star can make all the difference. Matt Passmore gives such a suave, confident performance as detective Jim Longworth that he makes the series look good -- quite a fea
Films have been slipping in, without fanfare (or so much as a studio publicist phone call to your friendly neighborhood movie critic) all summer, so there may yet be surprises (“Cave of Forgotten Dreams” opened that way). But here's what we're look
Well, “Green Lantern” isn't “Jonah Hex” bad. But it's silly enough to be part of the same “silliest Warner Brothers comic book summer movies of all time” conversation. This DC comic adaptation goes just as far as the off-han
The paparazzo languished in the sunlight, waiting for Hilary Duff to leave a café. He and a dozen other photographers had amassed outside Zinque on Melrose Avenue, leaning on the hoods of cars and snapping pictures of nothing, to make sure their...
"Furious 7" took another victory lap at the domestic box office this weekend, but "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" crushed competitors overseas, launching to an estimated $201.2 million in its first weekend in foreign markets.
"Furious 7" is expected to speed past newcomers at the domestic box office as it heads into its fourth weekend.
The Universal Pictures franchise film will likely stay on top of the box office during an anticipated slower weekend,...
With one last weekend before "Avengers: Age of Ultron" kicks off the summer blockbuster season, the year's biggest movie to date, "Furious 7," is taking one last victory lap at the box office.
Friday estimates put the stunt-filled...
Ex Machina * * * ½
El cine de ciencia ficción ha creado muchos robots, pero ninguno tan fascinante como Ava, personaje protagónico y tema de este filme que, en cierta forma, replica a "Citizen Kane", clásico de Orson...
Salvador Paskowitz is the screenwriter for new film "The Age of Adaline," which stars Blake Lively and Harrison Ford. If he were to script his own past, he couldn't have made up his fascinating family background, he says. Raised by bohemian...
Vin Diesel has honored the memory of costar Paul Walker by naming his newest baby, a girl, after his late friend.
Yes, a girl named Paul -- sort of. Diesel and girlfriend Paloma Jimenez will call their daughter Pauline. So Ryan Reynolds and Blake...