Somebody has apparently forgotten to tell modern TV actors they are TV actors. Because they're all over movie screens this summer.
'Man of Steel' packs quite a wallop. A few too many wallops, as it turns out. But that doesn't seriously sully this latest Superman movie, which is delivered with a less-cartoony tone than one might expect from director Zack Snyder ('300,' 'Watchmen,' 'Sucker Punch').
See the rough, riveting story of Komona (Rachel Mwanza) in writer-director Kim Nguyen's 'War Witch,' a film that feels as disturbingly real as it is brutal.
'This Is the End' is raunchy, rollicking and righteously funny. A key word there is righteously, because despite all debauchery and dirty talk, 'This Is the End' is actually something of a morality play.
I'm not a big fan of 'Fast & Furious 6' — it has great action scenes, but the dialogue and plot are painfully lunkheaded.
Sometimes a sly, humorous take on serious situations is just what we need. No such luck with 'The Internship,' a thoroughly predictable summer comedy product that falls back on clichéd situations time and again.
Will Smith is a movie star. Jaden Smith is not. At least not on the evidence of 'After Earth,' a father-son sci-fi epic that relies on the father's fame to give the son exposure.
Things are starting to feel alarmingly familiar in Hollywood.
'Fast & Furious 6' is spectacular junk. Which is to say it is both spectacular and relentlessly dumb. The ga-ga wonder of its stunts and explosions and over-over-the-top heroics is matched by the ga-ga wonder of its relentlessly awful dialogue, clichéd ideas and lazy relationships. All of which seems intentional.
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.
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