I don't think I'm giving much away to say that Dear John is the first of the cinematic adaptations of his books I've encountered in which one of the two lovers at the center of the story doesn't die.
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I suppose that, if you haven't seen District B13, this sequel will amuse and excite. But your time is better spent tracking down a DVD of the original, which was a highlight of a rapidly deteriorating genre.
Luc Besson is a movie-making maniac, an action auteur whose signature is all over the films he produces and writes.
Henrik Ruben Genz's Terribly Happy, opening in limited release Friday, finds the sweet spot in that realm of disturbing, unpredictable drama tinged with the blackest possible comedy.
Having done his penance in movie-star jail (as they say on Entourage), Mel Gibson comes back, doing what he does best: getting down, dirty and vengeful.
If movies succeeded on their ambitions alone, St. John of Las Vegas would be hilarious. But St. John misses the mark almost every time.
The German-made North Face is told with nail-biting gusto that will keep you clenched with suspense for the final hour. The icy tension created by this film is enough to induce frostbite.
Either you're a Leonard Cohen fan or you're not; there seems to be no middle ground. Which pretty much sums up who the audience is for Leonard Cohen L...
Andre Techine's The Girl on the Train feels like two different films cobbled together, without much to connect one to the other, beyond the fact that they're about the same characters.
I had to laugh after I saw Creation at the Toronto Film Festival last fall, when I read speculation in the press that the reason it was having trouble...
When is a sports movie not a sports movie? When it's Tom Hooper's terrific The Damned United, yet another feather in actor Michael Sheen's cap.
This is a movie that has few ideas of its own, except for one large and highly suspect central one.
Unless you're a dog undergoing house-breaking, you don't need to have your nose rubbed in s**t to be reminded that it exists. But that seems to be Michael Haneke's raison d'etre.
Brothers is the classic example of a movie that tries to be too many things and ends up not being much of anything except overwrought.
Uncertainty ultimately doesn't go where you expect it to. It's a fascinating experiment that also happens to be an interesting and highly watchable movie.
A flat, self-consciously mannered film, Gentleman Broncos winds up as a waste of time for everyone involved -- including you, if you make the mistake of seeing it.
I don't want to know how Spike Jonze made Where the Wild Things Are. I'd rather simply simmer in the joy of having watched it unfold before my eyes.
The Last Station is the movie equivalent of what passes for serious drama on Broadway these days: a lot of big-name stars clustered together in a prod...
Daybreakers, which opens Friday, comes as a welcome treat, a speculative sci-fi film disguised as a horror story, or perhaps a blend of the two.
Nine is a tour of Guido Contini's imagination and memory, writ large as a musical. Not a musical comedy; there aren't many laughs.
I worry about the fate of The Road, John Hillcoat's film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic Pulitzer-winning novel.
It's a moving and u...
Michael Jackson's This Is It elicited strongly conflicting emotions as I watched a screening this week. It reveals so much about Michael Jackson as a human being.
Intelligent and provocative, (Untitled) is consistently surprising and funny without pandering for laughs. Is art the idea or the thing? Well, who cares when it's as entertaining as this film?
Trucker is a revelation in terms of the performance Michelle Monaghan gives. Give it a chance and you won't be sorry.
Leap Year is the kind of movie of which I wish I could say, "You couldn't pay me to watch that crap." Obviously, however, you can -- but not nearly enough.
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