RICHARD ROEPER: The intense drama set in a dying corner of the Rust Belt may be Bale’s best work to date.
Sarah Morris, known for her cinematic studies of cities including Miami and Beijing, depicts Chicago with images of systems, signs and surfaces.
“Medora,” co-directed by the editor of Found magazine, follows the high school basketball season in a struggling Indiana town.
RICHARD ROEPER: Instead of showing the hammer-wielding superhero’s dilemma on Earth, the sequel spends much of its time on his home planet, where Thor is a bore.
RICHARD ROEPER: The enormously likable stars of 1999’s “The Best Man” return and deliver excellent performances while alternating between light comedy and some seriously heavy dramatic lifting.
Whether he’s a “Wedding Crasher” or taking an “Internship,” going on a “Couples Retreat,” taking it “Old School,” spending “Four Christmases” with family members or trying to figure out how to handle “The Dilemma,” Vince Vaughn always seems to be playing overgrown good-time guys who …
Many Friendship Movies start with a scene featuring child actors that resemble young versions of the grown-up stars of the film. “Look, it’s a mini Chris Rock!” “Hey, that little girl looks just like Demi Moore!”
Rare is the Friendship Movie that starts with a …
Like Chuck Norris and the Most Interesting Man in the World, Jason Statham should have his own badder-than-bad mythology.
When Freddy Krueger from “A Nightmare on Elm Street” goes to sleep at night, he has nightmares about getting into a fight with Jason Statham.
St. Nicholas knows it’s entirely possible to craft a child-friendly Christmas story that doesn’t overdose on sugary, condescending simplicity and overwrought whimsy. Rudolph, the Grinch, heck even Frosty the Snowman stand as proof. “Elf the Musical” is not among this pantheon of holiday classics.
Time-honored movies and specials are TV’s main Christmas tradition, but this year even the new shows have old faces, with Lady Gaga doing her second seasonal special and Michael Buble returning for his third.
At the Cadillac Palace, Buddy will sing, but he won’t belch or fight a dwarf like Will Ferrell did
Warning to all turkey farmers out there! You will not be happy to hear about “Free Birds.”
Methinks more than a few children who see this animated film about time-traveling turkeys, out to change history to keep their kind off Thanksgiving dinner tables, may have …
“Star Wars’” and LEGO — for many children, they click together as tightly as one LEGO brick into another.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago recently opened the temporary LEGO “Star Wars” Miniland display, which is billed as the first time an American LEGOLAND will showcase a …
If you have been to the movies once in the last six months, you know “Oz, the Great and Powerful” and “Man of Steel” are coming out in 2013. If you haven’t, you don’t really care what is coming out. Let’s talk here about some …
RICHARD ROEPER: Both an amazing visual treat and an unforgettable thrill ride, director Alfonso Cuaron’s adventure evokes “Alien” and “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
RICHARD ROEPER: Some heavy allegories figure into the rousing adventure leading up to an alien attack, starring effective young Asa Butterfield and an unusually animated Harrison Ford.