After several weeks in a row as the box office runner-up, the animated musical, Frozen, finished first by earning an estimated $21-million.
A lineup of new movies is ready for takeoff, with hopes of motivating us to venture out in the challenging winter weather in the direction of the nearest multiplex.
“47 Ronin” is a fantasy action thriller, a fictional account of an actual group of masterless samurai warriors in 18th-century Japan out to avenge the murder of their master.
What were the year’s most stimulating and/or satisfying and/or admirable moviegoing experiences of the outgoing year? Here’s our resident critic’s personal list.
Call it an invitation to enjoy but not admire, otherwise known as a missed opportunity.
For those plagued by the hypothetical pugilistic question, “Who would win in a bout between Rocky and Raging Bull?,” Grudge Match might at least hint at an answer.
It’s a remake of a 1947 Danny Kaye comedy based on a 1939 short story of the same title by humorist James Thurber.
The sequel, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, made it two weekends in a row on top of the heap by earning an estimated $31-million on its second weekend for another first-place finish.
Character-driven storyteller David O. Russell gives his film a manic, farcical energy that keeps it at arm’s length from realism but that engrosses to a surprising degree.
“Saving Mr. Banks” chronicles the genesis of “Mary Poppins,” the 1964 movie musical that received 13 Oscar nominations and won five Oscars.
Is it funny? The answer is a resounding yes.
The Middle Earth fantasy-adventure, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, was the runaway winner on its debut weekend, earning an estimated $74-million.
What are the new attractions moviegoers will be choosing among at multiplexes on this year’s final week and immediately beyond? Bill Wine has this survey…
A crew member ventures out into the hostile Martian environment and discovers evidence of a form of life: a virulent bacterial strain.
Technically admirable the film may be, but it’s an hour too long.