Stories from Movies
Great music, good intentions in ‘River’ (w/video)
'Take Me to the River' sheds light on music of old-time R&B musicians, but fails to keep pace.
‘Penguins of Madagascar’ swamped by puns (w/video)
Rife with too many tongue-in-cheek quips, the latest Penguin flick fails where other arctic bird movies excelled.
Plot thins in ‘Horrible Bosses 2’ (w/video)
The infuriating ineptitude of the three working stiffs will still entice laughs, though the film itself is thin on themes and gags.
'Birdman' leads Spirit Awards nominations
A dark comedy about show business took flight Tuesday with a leading six nominations for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards.
Redmayne brilliant as Hawking (w/video)
The famed British physicist has never had small ideas or small ambitions, as shown in the biopic, 'The Theory of Everything.”
Ensemble cast shines in 'Foxcatcher' (w/video)
The tawdry tale of the bizarre real-life murder of wrestler Dave Schultz exerts mesmerizing pull from performances by Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum.
Revolution gathering in 'Mockingjay' (w/video)
'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' is a decent entry into the conclusion of Katniss's saga featuring some imaginative visuals, a few truly thrilling moments, and standout performances from the movie's stars.
'Private Peaceful' nuanced, graceful
Melancholy runs deep in 'Private Peaceful,' a richly appointed British period piece about fraternal loyalty adapted from the book of the same name.