Its themes of love, lust, adultery, and murder are woven so organically into Emile Zola’s source material that they still pack the power to grab and move us.
The animated comedy earned an estimated $49-million on its second weekend of release for another convincing first-place finish.
It’s the story of a privileged, upper-class girl and the lower-class boy (and fellow recent high school graduate) she falls for — against the strong objections of her parents.
The Monuments Men may not be monumental, but it sure is quietly but richly entertaining.
Make no mistake about it: this is a hundred-minute toy commercial.
Few fictional narratives will affect moviegoers as viscerally as this documentary, of perhaps the worst juvenile justice system scandal ever perpetrated, does.
The box office leader of the previous two weekends, an action thriller with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, made it three in a row on top, earning an estimated $12-million.
“That Awkward Moment” is a quirky R-rated romantic comedy about the romantic and bromantic adventures of three twentysomething buddies.
Jason Reitman’s coming-of-age script, downright leisurely at times, allows for the unspoken to be as eloquent and affecting as the spoken, and is delivered in a layered narrative that mixes in flashbacks with recollective narration.
A manmade monster meanders through a middling modern melodrama after murdering his master in this moribund miscreation.
Charles Dickens’ secret mistress wasn’t much of a secret.
Vanessa Hudgens continues her transition from the Disney Channel good-girl-persona phase of her career to that of a serious and mature actress, but –- at this point, anyway –- she appears to be in over her head.
Moviegoers rode along with Ride Along as the new comedy earned an estimated $41-million in its weekend debut for an easy first-place finish.
The Academy Award nominations are now official. But what about the poor deserving few who were snubbed, ignored, underappreciated, or forgotten?
“Shadow Recruit” is a glossy and absorbing espionage origin story, set back when Ryan was working as a financial analyst on Wall Street.