This is a fuzzy fantasy-comedy in which the figures come to life, but the movie doesn’t.
One of the film’s biggest problems is our realization that we’re watching likable actors playing unlikable, alienating characters who are not inherently compelling enough to have us not mind the company we’re keeping.
The Grand Budapest Hotel, a story within a story within a story, is set in the fictional Eastern European republic of Zubrowka between World War I and World War II.
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.
The Purge was the surprise box office champ, earning an estimated $36-million on its debut weekend.
Despite being an unabashed two-hour product-placement commercial for Google, “The Internship” is enjoyably entertaining in spite of itself.
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 family film starring Hugh Jackman earned over $16-million, based on studio estimates, in its second weekend of release.
Lord knows, bird enthusiasts have been waiting quite a while for a flick aimed at their demographic.
It’s not equal to the masterful original, “Cars,” but it would border on the miraculous if it were.
As the old joke says, nostalgia ain’t what it used to be. And here’s Woody Allen’s latest comedy to prove it.
What will moviegoers be looking forward to, flocking to, then fleeing from or returning to, on theatre screens between now and late August?
It was a slow Oscar weekend at the box office with a Shakespeare-inspired animated movie coming out on top.
Boy, should this franchise have stopped at two!
Not that there’s anything terribly wrong with this romantic comedy. It’s just that there’s not enough right with it.