Movies

Conservationists worry about fish demand after 'Finding Dory'

Finding the message of many films can be challenging, but the moral of "Finding Nemo" seems pretty straightforward: Leave fish in the ocean, where they ...

Review: 'Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising' a socially conscious comedy plus gross-out humor

For all its gross-out humor, "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising" is a surprisingly progressive film. You'll still hear a frat guy say "bros before hos" in ...

Review: Gosling-Crowe chemistry livens uneven 'Nice Guys'

Take two charismatic actors. Give them characters that are, on the surface, totally incompatible. Plunk them into your basic whodunit, a mismatched team fighting fill-in-the-blank ...

Review: 'The Meddler' irks, then perks

Susan Sarandon channels a New Jersey drawl in "The Meddler," an ingratiating semi-autobiographical comedy by Lorene Scafaria. Sarandon plays Marnie Minervini, a recent widow who ...

Review: 'Tale of Tales' is otherworldly

After "Gomorrah," Matteo Garrone's grittily authentic 2008 take on the Italian thug life — inspired by actual journalism — the filmmaker moved subtly away from ...

Summer movie season ready to sizzle

Ah, summer! The time of year is almost upon us when the days are long, the kids are out of school and cinemas are packed ...

'Captain America' is just one piece of Disney plan to reinvent entertainment

Many entertainment industry observers love to focus on simple pawns, one move at a time. Disney, on the other hand, is playing multidimensional chess not ...

It's hard to predict a movie's profitability, but there are hints

It's notoriously difficult to predict which movies will do well at the box office. Maybe that's why so many bombs get made. But it's even ...

Review: 'Money Monster' pays off big with strong Clooney

Director Jodie Foster cashes in on the superb work of George Clooney and Jack O'Connell to make sure there are no monetary dull spots in ...

'Wow, I made a popcorn movie' ... with smarts

Jodie Foster is as surprised as anyone that the fourth film she's directed, "Money Monster," is coming out alongside the likes of "Avengers" and "Angry ...

New on DVD: 'Deadpool,' 'Where to Invade Next'

"Deadpool": Superhero with an attitude starring Ryan Reynolds. Deadpool is a foul-mouthed jerk who would rather put a bullet in a bad guy's head than ...

Review: Life of a mathematical genius is snuffed out young

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Kitten stars of 'Keanu' destined for posh Hollywood futures

Anyone who's spent time with a cat might agree with filmmaker Peter Atencio when he says cats are the "15-year-olds of the animal kingdom." Dogs ...

Movie review: 'Captain America: Civil War' is dependable, enjoyable

Every summer, a Marvel superhero film sweeps into theaters like a breath of fresh air, a standard-bearer. This May, that's "Captain America: Civil War," directed ...

Review: Winning 'Sing Street' captures '80s life, pop

Usually, when a movie tries as hard as "Sing Street" to win you over, it's off-putting. Not this time. John Carney, best known for the 2007 ...

Review: Kidman, Bateman play artist siblings in 'The Family Fang'

There are a million ways for parents to screw up their kids. "The Family Fang" serves up a new one: cutting-edge performance art. As the offspring ...

Pick a side: Marvel's superheroes go to 'War'

Is obtaining a measure of comfort and safety worth the surrender of our liberty and freedom? That lofty concept is at the core of the ...

'Keanu' is a real film — and funny, too

If you watched the trailer for "Keanu" — starring Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key of Comedy Central's beloved series "Key & Peele" — and wondered ...

Hollywood is pushing reset button on video-game adaptations

At long last, it seems Hollywood has pushed the reset button on its approach to video-game adaptations. From the reviled 1993 live-action rendition of "Super ...