In “Nebraska,” Bruce Dern is an old coot on a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son to claim a sweepstakes prize. Director Alexander Payne covered similar territory with Jack Nicholson in “About Schmidt.” Sadly, Bruce Dern is no Jack Nicholson.
In the annals of beloved Disney animated tales, “Frozen” is second rate all the way.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” has such a murderer’s row of talent, and it has created such a bizarrely coiffed future world, that I was willing to forgive it its ham-fisted transgressions.
CBS 2′s Michael Walters gets a little Thor about the latest Marvel blockbuster, a sequel that finds the God of Thunder battling — of all things — elves.
“Ender’s Game” is a would-be epic, with a crippling dearth of originality. It’s telling that the film creates whole new worlds, and a race of new alien invaders, but fails to come up with a single memorable image.
“The Counselor” is a byzantine, interconnected, and overly verbose drug thriller that takes its time getting going, but ruthlessly ratchets up the tension once it hits cruising speed.
This big-screen reboot adds a bigger budget and more special effects, but can’t hold a bloodied prom dress to Brian DePalma’s original.
Captain Phillips has a lot going for it, but it nearly capsizes at its climax, by not trusting history to be compelling enough.
Film critic Roger Ebert, who died in April, was credited with popularizing movie criticism through his Chicago Sun-Times reviews and the television show he started in the 1970s.
What does this adaptation of “Romeo & Juliet” have to set it apart from the countless others that have come before it? The answer is young Hailee Steinfeld. She doesn’t just play the part of doomed lover Juliet, she inhabits it.
Our Cantankerous Critic reviews “Gravity.”
Some sequels rise from the natural desire to continue a story, others exist merely for commercial reasons to wring a few more dollars out of parents’ pocketbooks.
In “Rush,” director Ron Howard tries to capture what’s intoxicating about racing and he succeeds, up to a point.
I expected a simplistic revenge thriller and got instead a morally conflicted drama, full of a couple rich characters and unexpected depth.
Robert De Niro underwhelms in “The Family,” a supposed comedy about mob figures abroad, says CBS 2′s Michael Walters.
If I had to describe “Getaway” in one word that word would be DUMB. This movie makes the Fast and Furious films seem like Shakespeare by comparison.
The film mostly stays deep in Jobs’ past, hopscotching along major milestones in his and Apple Computers’ rise, while doing little to tie them together.
The social commentary gets a little heavy-handed at times, and subtlety is definitely not this movie’s strong suit, but Matt Damon still delivers the goods.
It has the sensibilities of a horny 15-year-old, with a one-track mind, and no discernible sense of humor.
It really does feel like we’re watching a hero going on a quest, instead of an actor being shuttled from one expensive special effects set piece to another.
For the second time, Esquire named Scarlett Johansson the ‘Sexiest Woman Alive.’
Golden Globes 2013 Red Carpet
Premiere of Marvel’s The Avengers!
Some of the hottest women alive…
Who looked best on the red carpet for the premiere of The Hunger Games?