Film Review: The final frontier? Not a chance
Published 5/16/2013 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
The warp drives on the USS Enterprise are, as usual, on the verge of meltdown in “Star Trek Into Darkness.” Luckily, the entertainment propulsion system for the sci-fi saga is roaring full throttle.
Film Review: A horror action movie to make you quake
Published 5/10/2013 at 3:00 a.m. 0 comments
Poor Ariel. He’s talking to hotties in a late-night dance club in Valparaíso, Chile, when an earthquake hits, crushing a hostess before he even can get her number.
Film Review: 'Iron Man 3' turns up the viole
Updated 5/3/2013 at 7:51 p.m. 0 comments
The third “Iron Man” movie, the finale to this trilogy of Marvel marvels, is the jokiest and cutest of them all. Iron Man / Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) gets a kiddie sidekick, for Pete’s sake.
Film Review: 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' like a blast from the past
Updated 3/28/2013 at 7:59 p.m. 0 comments
Masked villains in red ninja suits chase Snake Eyes and Jinx as they attempt to spirit a ninja villain out of a mountaintop lair.
Putting the fright into fee-fi-fo-fum
Published 3/1/2013 at 3:00 a.m. 0 comments
A big-budget, effects-laden, 3-D retelling of the Jack and the Beanstalk legend may seem like the unlikeliest pairing yet of director Bryan Singer and writer Christopher McQuarrie, but “Jack the Giant Slayer” ends up being smart, thrilling and a whole ...
Stallone almost one-ups Schwarzenegger with 'Bullet to the Head'
Published 1/31/2013 at 5:22 p.m. 0 comments
Choppy and bordering on incoherent, "Bullet to the Head" is Sylvester Stallone's answer to Arnold Schwarzenegger's "The Last Stand," an action exercise in "Here's how we used to do it."
Film Review: Hansel and Gretel grow up with a grudge in 'Witch Hunters'
Published 1/24/2013 at 8:38 p.m. 0 comments
F-words and flying limbs get top billing in the genre-clashing fairy tale action movie "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters."
Latest Brontë adaptation hits new 'Heights'
Published 1/3/2013 at 12:05 a.m. 0 comments
British director Andrea Arnold cuts beneath the romantic accretion of decades of movie and TV adaptations to penetrate the dark, heathen heart of Emily Brontë's 1847 novel.
Film Review: Cruise in 'Reacher' makes average action film better
Published 12/20/2012 at 5:26 p.m. 0 comments
Based on the book by Lee Child, "Jack Reacher" is the story of a stern former military man who is hired to investigate what at first looks like an open-and-shut case.
Middle-Age Crazy: Apatow, Rudd, Mann Are '40'
Published 12/20/2012 at 5:18 p.m. 0 comments
"This Is 40" is a semi-successful and sentimental return to form for the creator of "Knocked Up" and TV's influential "Freaks and Geeks."
This bloated 'Hobbit' needs to go on a diet
Published 12/13/2012 at 4:55 p.m. 0 comments
For those who simply cannot get enough of Middle Earth, Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" promises to be the ultimate Travel New Zealand miniseries.
Film Review: Lee's 'Life of Pi' is inspiring 3-D art
Published 11/23/2012 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
"Life of Pi" is one of those lyrical, internalized novels that should have no business working on the screen. Quite possibly, it wouldn't have worked if anyone but Ang Lee had adapted it.
Film Review: Day-Lewis is tremendous in safe 'Lincoln'
Published 11/15/2012 at 8:20 p.m. 0 comments
Daniel Day-Lewis puts on a tremendous performance as the fabled 16th president during the last four months of his life.
Film Review: '2 Days' seem longer
Published 10/25/2012 at 5:07 p.m. 0 comments
"2 Days in New York" is a sequel of sorts to the superior and modestly popular "2 Days in Paris" (2007), also written and directed by its star.
Movie Capsules: Now showing
Published 10/25/2012 at 4:31 p.m. 0 comments
Capsule descriptions and starred mini-reviews by John Beifuss.
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