You've clocked two months of solid work since Christmas break and it's time for another escape.
Film: Side Effects (2013) Cast includes: Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Channing Tatum (Magic Mike), Jude Law (Enemy at the Gates), Ca...
I ask both men if there's a common occurrence of any sort of behavior-altering drug pushing anyone over a moral limit. "Alcohol," says Mr. Burns. But what about murder? "Alcohol," repeats Mr. Burns with a bit of a laugh.
Dear Steven Soderbergh: Please don't stop making movies. Your name is high on the list of filmmakers whose careers I'm thankful have coincided with my career as a movie critic. And Side Effects is further proof that you are at the height of your powers as a filmmaker.
I want to tell you about an exhibition -- of a sort -- consisting of hundreds if not thousands of striking images presented onscreen to an audience eager to get to know the latest version of Leo Tolstoy's spectacularly unhappy Anna Karenina.
With The Nightmare Before Christmas, Disney succeeded in extending the holiday film season from the beginning of November to the end of the year. Now, DreamWorks has upped the ante with Rise of the Guardians.
Imagine Bryan Singer's X-Mencrafted in a fashion where you were already expected to have read the comics and/or watched the 1990s cartoon before entering the theater and you have an idea of how this film plays out.
With Keira Knightley as the muse, Joe Wright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard transform Tolstoy's classic into a film that is emotionally wrenching, even as it turns the world it depicts inside out.
I arrived in Toronto on a muggy afternoon to be blown away by Joe Wright's adaptation of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. But Wright should brace for some critical roughing up.
In case you have been too busy reading the news about world events, the election, weather catastrophes, you might have missed that Kristen Stewart che...
Okay? Let's see. Hmm. Oh, Ryan Gosling. I think he's also taken. Doesn't mean he can't take me out for Valentine's Day. Oh and then there's my first love: Han Solo.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows doesn't go nearly as deep as I would have liked, but is a mostly-diverting concoction that, thankfully isn't as broad as it could very well have ended up.
Downey and Law still have fun with the repartee between their characters but the genuine affection between the two men is missing. Best friends in the first film, they now appear as casual acquaintances.
Last night's SNL wasn't listed as an official reunion show of the 2002-2003 season, but, yeah, that was a reunion show.
My problem with A Game of Shadows isn't the characters and actors in front of the camera, but with the man behind it. That's because Guy Ritchie is simply not a good director -- and arguably never has been.
What can you say about Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows that wasn't said previously about Ritchie's Baker Street reboot from 2009, She...