The ugly news out of Hollywood this week was: It continues to be a man's world when it comes to movies. While that might be alarmingly, even increasingly, true, I still think women are on the move.
"Star Trek Into Darkness" is out of this world. Replacing such well-established characters with instantly likeable and recognizable new actors was no minor feat, and the ensemble’s strength continues here.
Summer’s here and the blockbusters are flying. See “Iron Man 3” zip by; here comes “Star Trek into Darkness”; yahoo, “The Man of Steel” is on its way. But let me put in a word for the little guys.
All the pieces are in place and the performers seem primed, but there’s something about “Gatsby” the movie that distracts from Gatsby the character.
Apocalyptic possibilities are everywhere, from the zombie virus threatening mankind in “World War Z” (June 21) to gargantuan alien monsters rising up from the oceans in “Pacific Rim” (July 12).
Go see “Iron Man 3.” It is a marked improvement on its two sturdy predecessors and manages to carry on the Marvel comics mythology while abandoning its cookie-cutter filmmaking methodology.
The cute saying is that if you remember the '60s, you weren't there.
There's a meanness at the center of "Pain & Gain" that's hard to avoid, even if the film is dressed up as a wacky romp.
Slick if a bit soul-less, “Oblivion” is a Frankenstein’s monster of a film, sewn together from many other sci-fi hits. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
I’m not saying the superheroes are needed to save the world right now, but something like them is surely needed to save Hollywood from having a bad year.
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