The filmmakers take a straightforward, faithful approach to the material, retaining its essential sweetness, allowing the silliness quotient to rise but not fly away, and letting the lavish sets, costumes, and special effects do the heavy lifting.
Like its predecessors, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies leaves you wanting less.
The first one was respectable. The second is delectable.
With the 86th Academy Awards ceremony only days away, we’re getting ready for the year’s best acting.
The Monuments Men may not be monumental, but it sure is quietly but richly entertaining.
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.
What do moviegoers have to look forward to (or, perhaps, in some cases, dread) through the rest of May and into June, July, and August?
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ – essentially a prequel to ‘The Lord of the Rings’ — is an unexpected clunker, a monumental bore.
With the escapist summer movie season in the books, the 2012 Oscar races will soon be coming into view as the serious-minded fall feature films taxi down the runway.
Our video list for this week is a mix of new arrivals and reworked standards.
“Hanna” is an action thriller/fairy tale about an only child who has been raised in a snowy forest in northern Finland by her ex-CIA agent father.