The Judge is, in its way, the kind of old-fashioned potboiler -- a courtroom drama -- that the studios made regularly when the studios actually thought there was an audience for films about adult concerns.
In this week's show, the guys make plans to leave Gotham, discuss whether Robert Downey Jr. will/should make another Iron Man movie, and the news that Paul Feig has signed on to direct an all-female Ghostbusters cast.
Tense and clever, witty and brutal, the script allows a tour de force for two of our great American actors. We watch the deconstruction of these characters' carefully built lives as they are forced to reveal their painful truths to each other.
Black films and artists were an integral part of the lineup at this year's Toronto International Film Festival along with other world premieres. Dramas, genre movies, comedies, romantic films and documentaries positioned themselves early for this year's annual Oscar race.
What does my brother-in-law have in common with Oprah Winfrey? Or my junior high school friends have in common with Robert Downey, Jr.? They all too...
With the California legislature off on a month's vacation beginning with the 4th of July weekend, it's a period in California politics in which several matters are poised awaiting resolution; namely, policy on water, high-speed rail, and space, the state controller's race, and Governor Jerry Brown's future.
Neighbors may not be a particularly well-thought-out film (huge third-act problems). But it has some of the biggest sustained laughs of the summer.
These 10 headline-making Hollywood celebs could easily be confused with some of the Bard's best-loved characters.
Although comparisons between "The Pit and the Pendulum" and Rambo are not forthcoming, Stallone has always wanted to bring Poe's life to the big screen.
With San Diego Comic-Con 2013 already under way, we recruited our shameless friend, Jason Mewes, to help us count down the most painfully awkward mo...
Lots to listen for in the latest MovieFilm show! After listening to the audio from my exclusive interview with directors Jim Rash & Nat Faxon about their lovely new film The Way Way Back.
With the release of Man of Steel next week, it's admittedly difficult to not think ahead to the much rumored and much maligned Justice League of America movie. If you don't know what that is, it's basically The Avengers only with DC characters (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, etc.). And it's crazy that we live in a world where The Avengers are more popular than Justice League, because until recently that was never the case (think of all of the iterations of Super Friends there have been, which is a watered down version of Justice League). With Man of Steel, the framework is certainly being set, but, at least if we're looking at Marvel's blueprint, something seems missing. And what's missing has everything to do with The Flash.
The film is already a box office success, taking in over $175 million in its opening weekend. And while I didn't enjoy it as much as I wanted to, I found there were a few specific things that really stopped me from loving this movie.
It's felled the likes of Superman, Batman, and the X-Men. It's a more daunting foe than Lex Luthor, Bane, and Magneto combined. It is, of course, the third installment of a superhero franchise, and now it's time for comicdom's snarkiest hero to face the figurative music in Iron Man 3.
While Iron Man 3 is an entertaining film, it lacks the size, stakes, and star power of The Avengers, which could be considered cinema's first megamovie.
So is the third film the decider in a series? Two out of three good enough for immortality? In the case of Iron Man Three (as the closing credits have it), I'd say it's probably too close to call.