The new horror thriller finished first at the box office on its debut late-October weekend, earning an estimated $20-million.
There are lots of cymbals in “Whiplash,” working as symbols.
Michael Keaton is stupendous. “Birdman” soars!
Two hours is a long stretch of nothing but carnage.
The World War II drama starring Brad Pitt took in an estimated $24-million to finish first on its debut weekend.
There’s more than enough of Bill Murray’s devilishly shaggy charm and cranky wit in “St. Vincent” to please movie audiences.
This World War II action drama would have benefitted from a bit less action and a bit more drama.
In the final reels, the narrative goes off the rails.
Neither the film nor his portrayal are up to Robert Downey Jr.’s usual standards.
The unlikely 1984 alliance between striking miners and gays in Britain is the focus of this fictionalized but rousing, satisfying, historical comedy-drama.
Here’s a case where the movie is just a tad longer than the title, and there’s not enough content to justify the feature length.
The marital thriller based on the best-seller, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, debuted in first place at the box office by earning an estimated $38-million on its initial weekend.
The novel was a page turner, the movie is a barn burner.
It doesn’t look like a slog or sound like a slog. But it feels like a slog, which, regrettably makes it a slog.
Nicolas Cage’s involvement may give the film more of a fighting chance at the box office, but it also sets up expectations about moviemaking quality that do not end up being met.