“Shadow Recruit” is a glossy and absorbing espionage origin story, set back when Ryan was working as a financial analyst on Wall Street.
“The Nut Job” is stretched well beyond its breaking point, with lots and lots of filler, registering more like a time-killing television cartoon than animation carefully constructed for the cinema screen.
Although Kevin Hart gets a few big yuks, there are lengthy dead spots where the narrative just spins its wheels.
This unsparing biographical action drama chronicles a sad, tragic recent chapter in US Navy Seals history.
Eat your heart out, Siri.
Meryl Streep is her usual powerhouse self as the domineering and vicious Violet, but it’s Julia Roberts who grabs us in ways she hasn’t before with her angry, edgy Barbara.
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.
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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.
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.