July 13, 2011 8:41am EST
Deathly Hallows - Part 2 serves hardcore fans and dedicated
patrons of the franchise alike
October 12, 2007 6:45am EST
The latest film from multi-hyphenate Tyler Perry is one of his more accessible to date. Why Did I Get Married? may not attract a new audience to the Perry fold, but it should certainly play well with the pre-existing one, which has made him the successful entrepreneur he is today.
September 21, 2007 6:16am EST
The ingenious Across the Universe is a musical along the lines of a Moulin Rouge, imaginatively interjecting popular songs--in this case, the Beatles repertoire--into the storyline. It’s a real treat.
July 23, 2007 10:07am EST
Less flash, more grit, The Order of the Phoenix is definitely the most introspective of the Harry Potter movies. If you’re expecting fast-paced wizardry action at every turn, however, you might be disappointed.
April 20, 2007 4:59am EST
Wistful and uneven, Jonathan Kasdan's In the Land of Women is like Garden State by way of a John Hughes movie--but less engaging than either.
September 29, 2006 6:22am EST
The Guardian wants more than anything to be a summer blockbuster. But as a fall movie in earnest--clocking in at well over two hours, no less--the movie is stripped bare and revealed as a middling action flick without much action.
May 06, 2005 4:52am EST
Between the two of them, Ridley Scott and Orlando Bloom have picked up their swords for Gladiator, Troy and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. And that's the problem. If the intriguing but ultimately derivative Kingdom of Heaven had arrived before these recent period epics, it may have stood a better chance of enthralling us.
December 18, 2003 12:55pm EST
Mona Lisa Smile's lesson of the day--that the '50s were an oppressive decade for women--is delivered in an unoriginal manner through such shallow and unlikable characters that its message lacks an emotional punch.
June 30, 2003 7:04am EST
Although Ang Lee successfully brings the green giant from the pages of Marvel Comics to life on the big screen, The Hulk loses itself in a heavy-handed story, and the characters' inner turmoil will make your own head hurt.
September 06, 2002 11:59am EST
Even though it's a story that has been done many times before, Swimfan should bring in some business with the 18-24 crowd, with the promise of sex, violence and psycho stalkings. It's a combo that meshes well.