The Giver is essentially plowing the same fields and hunting the same game as The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Pleasantville, but without the same clarity, urgency, or emotionality.
The Expendables 3 is once again about as expendable and disposable as movies get.
‘Calvary’ is a dark, Ireland-set drama, a tale with gallows-humor trimmings that examines the difficulty of holding onto one’s faith, set against the backdrop of the scenic Irish coast.
‘Boyhood’ is a remarkable piece of work and an entertaining coming-of-age drama at that as we watch a boy become a man while the world around him and all his loved ones change as well.
I Origins (which could just as easily have been titled “Eye Origins”) is a cerebral science-versus-spirituality drama, intoxicating at certain times, exasperating at others.
Scarlett Johansson’s character develops a super-brain. The movie itself, however, not so much.
The science fiction sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, made it two weeks in a row in first place at the box office.
Sex Tape offers its share of pure -– and some impure — physical comedy, which Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz meet the challenge of, delivering a respectable number of laugh-out-loud moments.
This inevitable followup to the commercially successful kidflick “Planes” is another PG-rated film aimed unapologetically at the preschool kids in the audience.
It’s a mixed bag of a movie about marriage, with a generous number of grace notes delivered by a game cast.
The science fiction sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, has galloped away with the box office crown.
Another entertaining explosion of escapism about apeism is upon us.
Yves Saint Laurent purports to present the man behind the myth but still gives us mostly myth and minimal man.
It’s not quite a ripoff, not quite a knockoff, not quite an homage. Let’s call it an echo and leave it at that.
The pathos and hard truths trotted out in the third act are crowbarred into this slapstick vehicle as if flown in from another movie.