Saturday, November 28, 2015


Brooklyn Saoirse Ronan is an Irish country girl who travels to New York in search of a new life. It's the early '50s, and she's full of courage, fear, and loneliness. One of the most memorable characters of recent film, born from Colm Tóibín's 2009 novel and brought to exquisite life via a screenplay by Nick Hornby and the savvy direction of John Crowley. Moving and magnificent. PG-13
The plight of girls bullied by other girls has yielded several good films, from Lindsay Lohan in Tina Fey's 2004 comedy, Mean Girls...
Tales of crime and gangsterdom have long been tinged with a seedy glamour, a mix of grit and polish. The story of Ronald and Reggie...
Rowling: Snape capable of love Oh that snidely Severus Snape! He was a backstabbing evildoer who killed Albus Dumbledore!
By Brian Lowry LOS ANGELES ( - Spoiler Alert: Do not read this if you have never seen "The Empire Strikes Back." Or...
By Mannie Holmes LOS ANGELES ( - Tessa Thompson turned heads as the lead in the indie satire "Dear White People." After...
By Laura Prudom LOS ANGELES ( - The producers of "Men in Black 4" hopes to reinvigorate the franchise by adding a female agent to the mix...
By Patrick Frater LOS ANGELES ( - Ridley Scott's upcoming "Alien: Covenant" will use Australia's New South Wales for its principal photography...
Alice Rohrwacher's beautifully observed The Wonders, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, follows a kind of hippie family around their Tuscan farm, where the father, Wolfgang (Sam Louwyck), sleeps in his underwear and awakes irritable and impatient, barking orders at his four daughters and his wife.
Bryan Cranston stars as the famous black-listed screenwriter in ‘Trumbo,’ a period Hollywood story featuring Helen Mirren and Louis C.K.
In the clever opening sequence of The Good Dinosaur, a giant space rock shakes loose from an asteroid belt, hurtles toward Earth, and . . . misses.
Jennifer Lawrence’s career can be divided into two distinct parts: before and after Katniss Everdeen.
Badu: Alien from outer space I mean, she says so herself! Erykah Badu, 44, who grew up in Dallas as Erica Abi Wright, has revealed shocking secrets in a chat with Us Weekly.
We're approaching the holiday entertainment scene this year with a little more Philly attytood. So: Whaddya want for Christmas? Something cold, something hot, something traditional, something not?
Repertory Films Adventure Aquarium 1 Aquarium Dr., Camden; 866-451-2782. 4D Theater. $22.95; $19.95 children 2-12. Bryn Mawr Film Institute 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-527-9898. Goodfellas (1990) $12; $9 seniors; $8 children under 18. 12/2. 7:15 pm. Silver Screen Inspiration Short Film Contest. $12; $9 seniors; $8 children under 18. 12/
American TV shows became grittier in the 1970s, when the social critique launched by activists and intellectuals in the 1960s had filtered its way through more established institutions, including TV and film studios.
All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records Colin Hanks, star of CBS' Life in Pieces and son of Tom, makes his feature-length directorial debut with this ode to the great chain record store, Tower Records. Dave Grohl, Chris Cornell, and Chuck D. all appear in Hanks' documentary that examines the le
Almost certainly, the brains behind Victor Frankenstein - set first in 1860s London, then in a jagged castle on the rocky Scottish coast - were out to mimic the steampunk vibe of Robert Downey Jr.'s hit Sherlock Holmes pics. The cogs and gears and smokestacks of the Industrial Revolution grind and clang and hiss, a Scotland Yard inspector furrows his brow in forensic disdain, and an eccentric genius dashes to and fro, occasionally resorting to gunplay and pyrotechnics to elude his pursuers.
Reviews Ratings: **** Excellent *** Good ** Fair * Poor Reviewers: S.R., Steven Rea; D.D., Dan DeLuca; T.D., Tirdad Derakhshani; M.E., Molly Eichel; G.T., Gary Thompson; W.S., Inquirer wire services.
Dalton Trumbo spent a lot of time in the bath. However, unlike most people who spend time in the bath, the industrious screenwriter wasn't lolling in dreamy requiescence, or blowing bubbles in the steamy mist.
Directed by Peter Sohn. With the voices of Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Elliott, Steve Zahn. Distributed by Disney/Pixar.
Reprinted from earlier editions.There's a scene early in Creed inside Adrian's, that famous South Philly eatery run by the mumbling restaurateur Rocky Balboa. A young man walks in and eyes the pictures on the wall - photographs of the heavyweight champ's legendary bouts, most notably his epic collisions with Apollo Creed.
LOS ANGELES ( - Now that "The Hunger Games" franchise has come to an end, Jennifer Lawrence has set her sights on her next big project. The...
Bindi 'n' Derek frolic in New York Beloved Bindi Irwin and her dancing partner Derek Hough frolicked beneath the autumn sun Wednesday morning in Times Square to celebrate their win on the 21st edition of Dancing with the Stars. The pair were joined by their fellow contestants.
Opened Wednesday Reviewed by critics Steven Rea (S.R.), Tirdad Derakhshani (T.D.), Molly Eichel (M.E.), and Gary Thompson (G.T.). W.S. denotes a wire-service review. Read reviews at
Creed frontman Scott Stapp has witnessed Sylvester Stallone’s Creed, and evidently he likes what he sees — even if the movie isn’t about his own band.