Movies

  • Intention of ‘We Are Your Friends’ remains murky G.w.clift1

    The new movie “We Are Your Friends” is sufficiently murky that viewers may wonder if it was intended as a criticism of Gen Y or as an apology for their inability to find anything useful to do. It is telling .

  • ‘No Escape’ has lots of positives ... and problems G.w.clift1

    The new movie thriller “No Escape” gives viewers some likable characters and then endangers those characters for two hours. The movie can be active and it is loaded with suspense. So why won’t you like it? Some moviegoers will, .

  • ‘American Ultra’ generally amusing, but will it sell? G.w.clift1

    “American Ultra,” with its solid cast and sharp editing, was going to be amusing to watch. The question was, could it be a hit? The concept, which was not altogether new, was still going to be tricky to sell. The .

  • It’s a quiet month for new DVD releases G.w.clift1

    It turns out that this month is one of those oddly quiet ones in the DVD release business. Maybe the powers in Hollywood think we’re all too busy watching baseball to want to see movies, at least at home. .

  • ‘Straight Outta Compton’ is long but never dull G.w.clift1

    For a movie about an abiding legend and a movie that feels relatively genuine, F. Gary Gray’s “Straight Outta Compton” seems to have been made of relatively few kinds of parts. The rappers and disc jockeys in NWA, the 80.

  • New ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E’ a spy movie with a difference G.w.clift1

    As the spy movie goes through its current boom in popularity, writer and director Guy Ritchie’s film “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” stands out in several ways. Some of what is important about the movie has .

  • Skip ‘Fantastic Four’; go see ‘Rogue Nation’ G.w.clift1

    The story about the making of the latest “Fantastic Four,” just nine years after the last “Fantastic Four” series was launched, is a good deal more interesting than is the movie itself. The film rights to the Marvel Comics superheroes .

  • Make your way to the theaters to see ‘The Gift’

    In August, street construction always turns Manhattan into a bureaucrat’s credo. But if you can somehow route yourself out to Seth Child, there are some interesting movies currently playing in town. One of them is “The Gift,” a suspense .

  • ‘Ricki and the Flash’: Good film but wrong era G.w.clift1

    Director Jonathan Demme, who gave us “Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” is a well-known Rock music fan. He has made a couple of movies about Neil Young, so when he recruited a band of veterans to back Meryl Streep .

  • Allen fans may find his new movie disappointing G.w.clift1

    Woody Allen is back in movie theaters with his customary mix of jazz, romantic settings, posturing, characters who all talk alike, big stars trying to prove themselves, and quick cutting. The writer and director’s new movie is called “Irrational .

  • ‘Shaun the Sheep’ well done, but not for everybody G.w.clift1

    Aardman Animation, a company in the United Kingdom, uses tons of imagination in producing “Shaun the Sheep,” a television series now represented by a feature film. These are the guys who did the “Wallace and Gromit” movies, among other things. .

  • You won’t be bored by ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’ G.w.clift1

    Just when we had begun to believe the summer movie season was an unrelieved slumber session, the littlest samurai came swooping in on a counter-balance rope from backstage at the Vienna opera house to give us renewed hope that we .





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