Posts Tagged ‘movie’

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Conan the Barbarian (R) Jason Momoa (TV’s Game of Thrones) stars in this new adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s novel about a warrior out to avenge the massacre of his village. Also with Rachel Nichols, Rose McGowan,...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Devil’s Double (R) Dominic Cooper stars in this drama (based on real-life events) as both Uday Hussein and an Iraqi man hired to impersonate Saddam Hussein’s son for security purposes. Also with Ludivine Sagnie...



The Help: Maid in Mississippi

A best-selling novel becomes this charming, flawed movie.
KRISTIAN LIN
When Kathryn Stockett’s debut novel The Help became a huge popular success in 2009, Hollywood studios immediately rushed in with offers to have A-list filmmakers adapt the book for the big screen. The author held out, though,...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Another Earth (PG-13) Brit Marling co-writes and stars in this indie sci-fi movie as an astronomy student seeking redemption for an accident she caused on the night a duplicate Earth is discovered in the sky. Also with...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13) Jon Favreau’s adaptation of a comic book is about an alien invasion in an Arizona town in 1873, starring Daniel Craig as an amnesiac stranger who holds the key to defeating the aliens. Al...


Cal’s State: Crazy, Stupid, Love.

A great cast saves this romance from itself.
KRISTIAN LIN
Not so long ago, a movie like Crazy, Stupid, Love. would have been released at the height of Oscar season and touted for awards. This dramedy set squarely in middle-class American life recalls the 2000 Best Picture-winning Amer...



A Widow Needs A Little Help

Jenna Fischer finally gets the starring role in this indie drama.
KRISTIAN LIN
Steve Carell isn’t the only star of TV’s The Office with a movie out this week. Jenna Fischer charmed millions of viewers portraying the sweetly downtrodden receptionist on that show, but she’s never come close to having ...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13) Chris Evans stars in this superhero flick as a U.S. Army reject during World War II who submits to a medical experiment to turn him into a supersoldier. Also with Hayley Atwel...



Che C’è? The Double Hour

You don’t know where this cool Italian thriller is going.
KRISTIAN LIN
The Italian film The Double Hour finally secured its release in American movie theaters last year. That’s when the buzz started building among cinephiles in this country about this exceptionally twisty thriller that often lef...


Pooh Lightness

Unlike its predecessors, this new Winnie the Pooh movie deserves a look.
KRISTIAN LIN
Well, here’s an unfortunate case of hitting the marketplace at the wrong time. No doubt the folks at Disney thought they’d counter-program by putting out their newest animated movie version of Winnie the Pooh on the same we...