FROM Matt Atchity
Weekend in film: Anne Hathaway unleashes Godzilla-like creature in Korea while drunk Our critics review “Going in Style,” which stars Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin as bank robbers; "Smurfs: The Lost Village,” in which Smurfette discovers she’s not the only female Smurf out there; "Colossal," a romantic comedy with a fun and bizarre twist, starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis.
Will 'The Comedian' be Robert De Niro's comeback? Our critics review a new movie starring Robert De Niro as an aging comedian and ex-sitcom star; “The War on Everyone” about corrupt cops; the thriller “The Ring” and more.
Rating new Marvel and Mel Gibson movies Our film critics look at Dr. Strange, the new marvel movie; Loving, which follows the couple behind the Supreme Court decision legalizing interracial marriage; and Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, about a conscientious objector serving in World War II. Dr. Strange trailer Loving trailer Hacksaw Ridge trailer
Movie roundup: 'The Magnificent Seven' and 'Storks' We’re on the cusp of the prestige pictures dropping on audiences across the nation - it’s nearly Oscars season after all. Nearly. For now, we’ve got a Western remake, an animated film that doesn’t quite explain where babies come from and a couple indies like The Dressmaker and Goat.
Film: Ninja Turtles, a Syrupy Romance, and Conner4Real Are you into reptiles with attitude? If so, you’re in luck. The Ninja Turtles are back. Also coming to a theatre near you this weekend: a syrupy romance and music business spoof hitting theaters this weekend. Two Rotten Tomatoes critics join us for a Tomato fest!
The Family Fang out this Mother’s Day Weekend, and Captain America: Civil War Marvel is back with another Avengers installment, Captain America: Civil War . And on this Mother’s Day weekend, moviegoers can check out a dysfunctional family aside from their own in The Family Fang, starring Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman as siblings traumatized by their dad, played by Christopher Walken. That and more on our weekly film segment.
Friday Film: 'The Invitation,' 'Hardcore Henry,' 'The Boss' On Friday we talk film: New releases that you must see, and those you must skip. Our critics hash out this week’s latest offerings, including a creepy drama set in the Hollywood Hills and Melissa McCarthy’s new comedy.
Friday Film: 'The Big Short,' 'Legend' and More It’s a hunky white dude fest at the movies this weekend, with the release of The Big Short, Legend and other new titles. We discuss what’s new in theaters today in our regular Friday film segment.
Film Roundup: James Bond Returns BOND. The newest installment of the franchise is out today, and the New York Times says: “There’s nothing surprising in Spectre.” Does there need to be? Like its protagonist, the Bond series may be unkillable.
Film Roundup: Halloween Comes Early It’s not even October yet, but it feels like Halloween at the movies—three scary films come out in theaters this weekend. Hear all about them—and a rom-com—in our Friday film roundup.
Film Roundup: 'Straight Outta Compton' and More This weekend, rappers who came straight outta Compton are coming straight to a theater near you. We’ll talk about the movie based on the story of their life. We also talk about the reboot of a cult classic TV show, and Kevin Bacon playing a small town sheriff gone bad.
Friday Film: 'Jurassic World' and More A long-awaited blockbuster, “Jurassic World,” drops this weekend. Does the movie revive the franchise, or just rehash it? After that, it’s all indie counterprogramming at the box office this weekend. We discuss it all and get recommendations (and warnings) in this week’s Friday film segment.
Friday Film Roundup What has 24 frames a second and is a sequel? A Hollywood summer movie! Today in our weekly film round up, we look ahead to the soon-to-be-released blockbusters, which are heavy in the sequel genre.
'The Boy Next Door,' 'Cake' and Other New Releases It’s January, which means slim pickin’ at the box office, now that the awards season craze has died down. However, it is Friday, which means it’s time for our weekly movies segment. We catch up on what is coming out today, including a J-Lo thriller and the movie that was supposed to earn Jennifer Aniston an Oscar nomination but didn’t.
A Wild Weekend at the Movies We’re in the midst of Oscar-bait season, and this week it’s all about showcase roles for actresses. We look at one of the most anticipated films of the year, an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon, as well as other new releases.
'A Square Meal,' a kosher slaughter and Ukrainian Easter eggs Historian Andrew Coe explains how the Great Depression altered the 1930s’ food landscape, and contributor Sam Brasch witnesses a kosher slaughter. Artist Sofika Zielyk shows us how to decorate Ukrainian Easter eggs, Sandor Katz discusses his latest fermentation projects, and Dana Cree introduces her new book, “Hello, My Name is Ice Cream.” Plus: Laura Avery finds Swiss chard at the market, and Jonathan Gold dines at Kismet.
North Korea tests more missiles, Turkey's president gains more power Early Tuesday morning, North Korea tested another intercontinental ballistic missile. It blew up shortly after take-off. But North Korea keeps working on a nuclear missile that could reach the U.S. Also in Turkey, a close vote has given sweeping new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Turkey is an important Western ally in the region, but its leader is becoming increasingly authoritarian.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein faces an angry town hall crowd Senator Dianne Feinstein faced an angry crowd at her town hall in Los Angeles Thursday. The anger came from her would-be supporters -- people on the left. Also, a new bill wants to make it illegal for local police to cooperate with the feds who are targeting marijuana growers.
Damon Lindelof on the end of 'The Leftovers' Writer-producer Damon Lindelof wrapped up the hit series Lost in 2010, and he still gets lashed by fans who hated the ambiguous ending. Now as Lindelof launches the final season of The Leftovers on HBO -- another series that revolves around a mystery -- he still cares what people think of his work, but this time, he's stay far away from Twitter.