There are two ways of watching “Batkid Begins,” and they are equally rewarding. You can watch it as a heartwarming document of the time when a hard-boiled city stopped everything to make a little guy’s
Honey, we lost the president!: Samuel L. Jackson as POTUS wandering the wilderness is just one reason you shouldn’t skip
Onni Tommila and Samuel L. Jackson in "Big Game" (Altitude Film Entertainment) Jackson and a Finnish teen make a genial comedy duo in a low-budget blend of “Air Force One” and “E.T.” Andrew O'Hehir June
Thomas Hayden Church is among the two-legged cast ill-served by this story of a bereaved German Shepherd struggling to adjust after he returns from the Afghanistan front line Even the best-trained dogs
An apocalyptic mindset is somehow endemic to southern California and particularly to Los Angeles. This is where the land runs out and the great historic American progression westwards must perforce come
When Michael B. Jordan scored the role of Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) in The Fantastic Four reboot, a certain section of fandom went up in flames. Jordan held the support of the studio and Stan Lee.
The closing credits for Gil Kenan's remake of the 1982 horror classic "Poltergeist" feature the band Spoon covering the Cramps' 1980 punk classic "TV Set." Spoon is a tasteful, studious yet largely anodyne
Zack Stentz, the co-screenwriter of Thor and X-Men: First Class, has been having a tiny bit of a feud with the guys who make Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailers. But that hatchet was buried when Stentz accepted
Is the rapper’s multilayered fourth album a bid for serious-musician status or a facetious entertainment? It’s a joy to deconstruct, either way It’s a good time for Odd Future fans. Earl Sweatshirt’s album
The band's sophomore album, Sound & Color, offers up sound experiments that are as wild as the voice over them. Brittany Howard has given a name to each of the many dance moves she does onstage with her
I know people want to talk about the American Dream, but my dream is a world dream. It's a world in which everyone's main goal would be to help each other. The first thing I told my team on New Year's
The best TV show you’re not watching: “The Americans” will never be must-see TV, no matter how hard it tries |
And its authenticity is hard to dispute: Joe Weisberg, the show’s creator, is a former CIA case officer, inspired by the real-life story of Russian sleeper agents living in America that broke in 2005.
Lance Rousseau (Isaiah Washington) and Randy Rousseau (Julian Walker) are father and son in “Blackbird.” “Blackbird” is an odd duck, a Southern melodrama that aspires to be a sensitive coming-of-age story,
In one of the first scenes of Adult Beginners, a train conductor warns our lead character, retreating to the house he grew up in, that he shouldn’t ride backwards. With that level of subtlety, you may
The surrogate father-son friendship with the little boy reinvigorates our grieving protagonist, indicating that the waters of love can, often from innocence, spring anew. Russell Crowe may be the most
The new immortality romance The Age of Adaline, opening Friday, is made up of many seemingly discordant elements. But interesting casting and a defiant oddball streak make it worthy counter-programming.