Of course, since this is a Wachowski offering, the visuals are frequently stunning in an overwhelming manner, and scene after scene is quite entertaining. There is a problem, though, with the casting.
Unfortunately for the filmmakers, the audience, and (given the $175 mil price tag) the studio, Jupiter Ascending isn't exactly the second coming they were hoping for. Instead, it's a melange of misplaced ambition that's asphyxiated by tangled plot threads that are at once overcooked and undernourished.
There aren't many films from the past 15 years that bowled me over the way The Matrix did. Unfortunately, the Wachowskis -- Andy and Lana -- haven't come close since then.
As much as I love these two, and I could seriously watch eight episodes in a row every night of the very show I've already seen every episode of that they starred in, I truly could not care less about hearing about Mila Kunis' growing "baby bump" on a daily basis.
Wisdom has it, summer is for action thrillers, rom-coms, and other popcorn movies, but this season is particularly rich. Last week's opening night for...
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Having never seen the stage version of the jukebox musical on which it was based (in its 10th year on Broadway), I still felt that I was getting a representative feel for that show, as filtered through Eastwood's flinty consciousness. But that doesn't make it a good movie.
Third Person, which stars Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody and Mila Kunis, among others, is yet another attempt by writer-director Haggis to subvert the expectations of the people who come to see his films.
Modern fathers (and I am one) are so excited about having children that they want to claim pregnancy for their own. Except they can't. Look, I applaud modern fathers who are involved with raising children more than ever before, but saying "we're pregnant" has simply got to go.
If a man wants to feel engaged and a part of the 40-week process for which he is half responsible, she should realize that that's actually a good thing.
As the news that Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are reportedly expecting a baby began to spread, so did the chatter about the order in which they are approaching making a family.
They gave us the fairytale we all wanted, and they showed us that age is just a number when it comes to falling in love.
Despite the fact that it's an over three-hour-long intimate epic based on a graphic novel that features one of the year's most mesmerizing performances (by a 19-year-old, to boot), all the media wants to talk about is the film's minutes-long, explicit love scene between the film's two stars.
Secrets and lies carried the day in most of the five films I saw Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival. But then, aren't the most interesting movies built around them? It's so obvious that Mike Leigh used the idea as the title of one of his finest efforts.
Will we ever see Miley perform (not lip synced) a legendary montage like Justin Timberlake did at the VMA's? Most think not. But, despite not being a great singer, she is a talent.
Oz The Great and Powerful When someone asks, "Are you the Wizard?", you say Yes! The new prequel spin on the classic: The Wizard of Oz takes us on a...