FROM Dave White
How does 'Logan' stack up to previous X-Men films? Our critics review the next X-Men film “Logan;” the teen melodrama “Before I Fall;” and “The Last Word,” which stars Shirley MacLaine as a curmudgeon who wants approval of her obituary before she dies.
The Rock as a Polynesian god in Disney's 'Moana' Our critics review Disney’s new “Moana,” which has music by “Hamilton” star Lin-Manuel Miranda; “Allied,” a thriller starring Brad Pitt; “Rules Don’t Apply,” which tells the story of Howard Hughes; and more.
‘Ben-Hur’, new Herzog documentary On our weekly movie segment, we review a new remake of “Ben-Hur” from an inventive Russian director, and a new animated film from upstart Portland studio Laika called “Kubo and the Two Strings.” Plus, we review “Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World,” a new documentary from Werner Herzog, and “War Dogs,” a comedy about two guys who get a big Pentagon contract, starring Jonah Hill.
New Releases: Bourne, Bad Moms and New Documentaries On our Friday movie segment, we discuss the latest installment in the action spy series about Jason Bourne, which features a reteaming of actor Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass. Then a comedy with a lot of big names called Bad Moms, and a thriller called Nerve. Two documentaries are also out this weekend, both about influential figures from film: photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank and Hollywood costume designer Orry-Kelly.
Movie Reviews: 'The Jungle Book' and a New 'Barbershop' Movie There’s a remake, a sequel and a musical flick at the movies this weekend. We have reviews of The Jungle Book , Barbershop: The Next Cut and the musical coming-of-age flick Sing Street .
Friday Film Roundup: ‘Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ One of the most highly anticipated movies of the year is out today, and it might be somewhat less anticipated after the terrible reviews. We’re talking Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. We’ll also talk about the late great Garry Shandling. The comedian died yesterday at the age of 66.
Friday Film The latest Nicholas Sparks romance movie is out this weekend. It’s called “The Choice.” The New York Times says it’s “filmed like an ad for erectile-dysfunction medication.” Ouch. Is it really that bad? We find out about that and more in our regular Friday film roundup.
Friday Film: 'The Revenant,' 'The Hateful Eight' and More Hollywood is busy with awards season these days. Too busy, in fact, to give us much of anything new to see in the movies in early January. So for our inaugural 2016 movie roundup, we’re talking about a few movies that you may have missed over the holiday break, including The Hateful Eight and The Revenant.
Film Roundup: The Hunger Games, Cate Blanchett, and More Today we get to find out if Katniss finally sates her hunger. If you care not for The Hunger Games, there’s also a period piece with Cate Blanchett; and if all else fails, there are always Christmas movies!
Film Roundup: 'Crimson Peak,' 'Bridge of Spies,' and 'Goosebumps' Now that it’s not 100 million degrees outside, the crowds might not be so bad at the movies this weekend. But there is plenty to watch if you’re so inclined. We take a look at Crimson Peak, Bridge of Spies, and Goosebumps.
Film Roundup: '99 Homes,' 'The Intern,' and More A torture film from Eli Roth, a warm and fuzzy feel-good from Nancy Meyers, and a gay rights period piece from...the director of Godzilla ? One of these things is not like the others. It’s Friday —time to discuss the weekend in film.
Film Roundup: No Escape and More August is the new February, when it comes to movies. And thankfully, we’re nearing the end of this cinematic wasteland. We discuss the late August dumping ground on our weekly film round up.
Film Roundup: Pixels, Paper Towns, Southpaw Adam Sandler’s Pixels seems to be universally loathed by critics—it earned a 19 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In the film, aliens have intercepted a time capsule that was sent into space in the ‘80’s that included footage of old video games - and they mistake it for a declaration of war. That and more on today’s film roundup.
Friday Film: 'Jurassic World' Mania Continues, and More Who would win in a fight: A dinosaur or a cartoon sprite played by Amy Poehler? We’ll have to wait until Monday to find out. Pixar’s latest, 'Inside Out,' goes up against week two of 'Jurassic World' mania this weekend. We’ll discuss that and more in this week’s installment of our regular Friday film segment.
Mayor Garcetti on housing, homelessness, and sanctuary rhetoric LA Mayor Garcetti explains his plans to create more housing and help get the homeless out of tent encampments. Also, is he going to run for governor?
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."