Posts Tagged ‘film reviews’
Alec Baldwin looks on (or does he?) as Ellen Page and Jesse Eisenberg make out in To Rome With Love.

Woody Goes To Rome

And takes lots of famous actors with him in this scattered comedy.
KRISTIAN LIN
Set in the Eternal City, Woody Allen’s latest comedy, To Rome With Love, is a ragged but not unenjoyable piece that feels like something the filmmaker tossed off on his vacation. Given how prolific Woody Allen is, it’s mira...


Ice Age: Continental Drift

A Fourth Ice Age

The series remorselessly drags on with no end in sight.
KRISTIAN LIN
If you buy a ticket to see Ice Age: Continental Drift, you will see a lovely, clever, surprisingly moving animated film that ends in deeply satisfying fashion. Unfortunately, that movie isn’t the fourth installment of the Ice...



The winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and multiple prizes at Cannes, Beasts of the Southern Wild opens Thursday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Beasts of the Southern Wild (PG-13) The winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and multiple prizes at Cannes, Benh Zeitlin’s fantasy stars Quvenzhané Wallis as a six-year-old girl in ...


Andrew Garfield hits the ceiling of a New York City subway car in The Amazing Spider-Man.

Spider-Man: New Silk Threads

A baby wall-crawler hatches in this restart of the superhero franchise.
KRISTIAN LIN
A scant five years after Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire, and Kirsten Dunst decamped from the Spider-Man series, Sony Pictures has already decided to start the series over with new talent. The resulting movie, called The Amazing Spide...



Happy Fourth of July! Joe Manganiello, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, and Channing Tatum salute our armed forces in "Magic Mike."

Magic Mike: Comic Strip

Steven Soderbergh’s stripper drama is more than just thongs and chest oil.
KRISTIAN LIN
A few years ago, Steven Soderbergh made a movie called The Girlfriend Experience about a high-priced prostitute, in which he cast a porn star in the lead role. Instead of coming off like a stunt, his film turned out to be a ser...


The Amazing Spider-Man opens Friday.

Film Shorts

Fort Worth Weekly
OPENING: The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13) The series re-starts with Andrew Garfield starring as high-school student Peter Parker as he first becomes the superhero and seeks to learn the fate of his missing parents. Also with Emma...



Bear with me: Mark Wahlberg and his best friend prepare to do shots in Ted.

Ted Talks

Seth MacFarlane knocks the stuffing out of his first movie.
KRISTIAN LIN
I have never been a fan of Seth MacFarlane or Family Guy, but when I saw the trailer for his debut film Ted, I thought, “This will either be brilliant or really stupid.” Now I’ve seen the movie, and it’s pretty much bri...


Elizabeth Banks and Chris Pine meet in the parking lot outside an AA meeting in "People Like Us."

People Like Us: Your Sister. Sister?

Great acting redeems this domestic drama.
KRISTIAN LIN
You’d expect the co-writer of the Transformers movies, Mission: Impossible 3, and Star Trek to take up a sci-fi action thriller in that same vein for his directing debut. You’d be wrong. People Like Us is a domestic drama w...



Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter opens Friday

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (R) The year’s best movie title goes to this adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel, in which our nation’s 16th president (Benjamin Walker) is inspired to take up politics by his...


Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass ride in a vehicle that is not a time machine in "Safety Not Guaranteed."

Safety Not Guaranteed: Grand Plaza

Aubrey Plaza ponders time travel in this dazzling sci-fi comedy.
KRISTIAN LIN
Every generation needs at least one sarcastic chick. We have Aubrey Plaza, whose bracing vitriol and crack comic timing have livened up films like Funny People and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and especially TV’s Parks and Rec...