An animated princess is nothing new on the toon landscape. But “Frozen” defrosts two princesses for the price of one.
Bruce Dern delivers a career-best performance in a career-best role as a cranky geezer wrestling with his own mortality.
Vince Vaughn plays a good-natured slacker who finds that his donated sperm has fathered hundreds of children.
This first sequel delves deeper into the resonant themes introduced in its predecessor, expands the mythology, reflects the horrors in its titular “entertainment,” and further fleshes out the primary characters.
This movie, for better and worse, has the holiday spirit: it makes the audience giddy with pleasure even as it overstays its welcome.
‘Dallas Buyers Club’ is the loosely-based true story of stubbornly resourceful Ron Woodruff’s struggle to survive as an AIDS patient.
‘The Book Thief’ is an exploration of the horrors of Nazi Germany for a youthful PG-13 audience.
Two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts was a good choice to play the lonely and alienated princess during the last two years of her life.
Like its predecessor, it has a sense of humor, but is still too self-important.
“About Time” is an affable romantic fantasy-comedy that casually accepts the existence of time travel without getting all bent out of shape or self-congratulatory about it.
This epic adventure may or may not launch a franchise, but it does stand alone as a generous helping of sci-fi food for thought.
The casually engaging ensemble comedy makes up for in wisdom and charisma what it lacks in energy and originality.
The writers let the fowl-out-of-water narrative get away from them in the late going, but the initial premise is a solid one and the funny jokes and clever bits are plentiful.
Star power can take a movie like this one only so far.
This true and harrowing story of a free black man kidnapped into slavery in 1841 hits like a sledgehammer.