Hallelujah! The Oscars are over, and that means that we can get back to the business of finding new ways to connect the dots between Twilight, Hunger Games, the Kardashians and Justin Bieber. All kidding aside, however, the opportunity to pay attention to movies on a more generalized basis – as in, what you want… More »
Everyone’s office has that one movie fan that always wins the Oscar betting pool, who wears their newly-won gift card to Outback Steakhouse like a badge of honor.
No one wants to lose to that guy. In an effort to prevent your resident watercooler handicapper from earning another victory notch for his cubicle wall,… More »
2012 was a remarkable year for movies – not just financially, but artistically.
Even as The Hunger Games and The Avengers and Skyfall and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 broke records and brought in historic revenues, some of the industry’s most talented actors and filmmakers further solidified their place in… More »
Transformation is always a common quality that great actors seem to share, but in 2012, the one that seemed to dominate the year’s best performances was reinvention.
While Matthew McConaughey revived his career with a series of terrific – and different — turns in movies big and small, his Magic Mike co-star Channing… More »
With less than a month until 2013, the new year’s slate of films is already starting to breathe down 2012’s neck. Which means it’s time to roll out some year-end nostalgia for those movie moments that made 2012 a memorable one at the box office.
From Hunger Games to Twilght, Batman to Bond, this… More »
As if the Church of Scientology didn’t have enough trouble already, what with the end of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ marriage and the muckraking epic article about their union in Vanity Fair. Now comes a little art house movie, one that made just $736,311 on five screens when it opened over the weekend, yet… More »
A long-in-the-tooth franchise found its way to the top of the box office even as a highly-anticipated, original work broke records in limited release.
The fifth installment in director Paul W.S. Anderson’s indefatigable zombie-action series, Resident Evil: Retribution, earned the Number One spot with a modest $21.1 million – and average of just… More »
“A force of nature” is a description thrown around freely — and reductively — by performances and films that are big, over the top and out of control, but there’s something truly elemental about the relationship between Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman’s characters in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master.
As the id… More »