Walt Disney Co's animated princess fairy tale "Frozen" heated up movie box office charts in the United States and Canada, displacing dystopian thriller "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" as the top-earning film.
"Frozen" sold $31.6 million worth of tickets from Friday through Sunday during its second weekend in theaters to top domestic movie charts, while "Catching...Read more »
The winter months mean two things: lots of Oscar-bait films from the likes of Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio, and lots of … shall we say, lower-quality films (or, at best, guilty pleasures) in the first two months of the new year, such as a Frankenstein flick from the makers of “Underworld.”
Here are 58 new films that you might want to check out during this winter season:
'The...Read more »
"Inside Llewyn Davis" begins with the chattering of a crowd, the tuning of a guitar, a close-up on a microphone and an emotional rendition of the folk standard "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me" by star Oscar Isaac.
Unfolding in the one-time MacDougal Street institution Gaslight Café in 1961, it's an auspicious beginning to the latest masterwork from Joel and Ethan Coen, lodging a lump...Read more »
Look out Hollywood! Now Queens has its own backlot.
City politicians, along with Sen. Charles Schumer and representatives from Kaufman Astoria Studios yesterday unveiled a block-long outdoor film studio behind the the landmarked movie production hub in Queens.
The outdoor black-box film stage is the first of its kind in New York City, and will allow production companies to film outside...Read more »
The New York Film Critics Circle named "American Hustle," a film about 1970s con artists forced to work with the FBI, as best film of 2013 on Tuesday and gave its top acting prizes to Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in the first major movie honors in the run-up to the Oscars.
British director Steve McQueen won the best director prize for "12 Years a Slave," the historical...Read more »
Penn & Teller produced the new documentary "Tim's Vermeer" but don't be fooled. It's not some elaborate con, a sleight of hand, an act of deception.
The film, which follows the efforts of inventor Tim Jenison to replicate the revolutionary painting techniques of 17th century master Johannes Vermeer, offers a radical theory to explain Vermeer's photo-realistic works: Vermeer produced...Read more »
While still not as good as the "X-Men"-proper films -- especially "First Class" -- this sequel to the spinoff is mighty fun thanks to Hugh Jackman, who is always enjoyable in the role of Logan, aka The Wolverine, the mutant with healing powers and metal claws coming out of his hand. This film has Logan in Japan where he loses something very important and...Read more »
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" continued to light up the box office through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, collecting a record $110.2 million over five days to surpass a hefty opening for Disney's new animated film "Frozen," and bringing its 10-day total to nearly $300 million.
Moviegoers flooded theaters in record-setting numbers, dropping $294 million at box offices,...Read more »
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Directed by Justin Chadwick Starring Idris Elba, Naomie Harris Rated PG-13 Opens Friday at Angelika
"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" is one of those obsessively linear, respectful biopics that begins toward the beginning and ends roughly at the end.
It's a far less interesting form of filmmaking than the alternative, as personified by, say, Clint...Read more »
Jason Statham can kick your butt.
He knows that, we know it, and lots of movies over the course of the past decade-plus have proven it to be true.
The new flick "Homefront," starring Statham and scripted by Sylvester Stallone, has plenty of butt-kicking, to be sure.
But "in Sly's words, this is particularly a drama, with high moments of suspense and high moments...Read more »