Friday, July 31, 2015

Movies

In 1971, Dr. Philip Zimbardo and his research team split 24 male Stanford students into groups: guards and prisoners.
The Look of Silence follows up on the disturbing documentary The Art of Killing — the latter Oscar-nominated, but viewed by some as...
Though Woody Allen has had plenty of late-career stumbles, there are still times when he astonishes you with a movie such as Blue Jasmine...
According to A Lego Brickumentary, Kief Davidson and Daniel Junge's actively appreciative documentary about the interlocking plastic...
Damon Gameau's new documentary That Sugar Film establishes two important, if obvious, facts:
Tom Cruise battles rogue superspies in his latest ‘Mission: Impossible,’ featuring Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Rebecca...
When the BlackStar Film Festival, highlighting cinema culled from the African diaspora, hits venues around University City starting Thursday, it will bring its usual retinue of serious narrative and documentary fare.
Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo never swam in a pool of human excrement. That's one of the bigger differences between Vacation and its antecedent, the beloved National Lampoon's Vacation, featuring Chase as a dad who, during a particularly disastrous journey, becomes obsessed with taking his family to theme park Walley World.
Antoine Fuqua, who recently spoke to the Daily News about his movie “Southpaw,” said he’s getting closer to finishing his documentary about embattled hip hop mogul Suge Knight, who is currently on trial for murder.
The BlackStar Film Festival runs from Thursday to Sunday, featuring some of the best films from black directors, writers, and documentarians encompassing the African diaspora. Films such as BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez and dream hampton's Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story aren't the only must-sees at the fest. We chose five more. All tickets are $12; $8 for students or seniors:
With July 31's opening of another Mission Impossible film – this fifth one a Rogue Nation filled with high-flying, deep-diving, white-knuckle action work - its uber-star and producer Tom Cruise has finally taken to the talk-show circuit.
Sonia Sanchez wonders how she became "this woman with razor blades between her teeth."
By Maane Khatchatourian LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - If you were worried that Ben Affleck was too old to play Batman, you're not alone. Affleck himself...
Late into the high-speed hugger-mugger of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, the fifth installment in the series featuring Tom Cruise as impossibly spry spy guy Ethan Hunt, Alec Baldwin finds himself extolling the virtues of the secret agent.
By Andrew Barker LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Arriving a few short months after Brett Morgen's "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" and Asif Kapadia's "Amy...
By Justin Kroll LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Studio 8 has brought on Robert Eggers to write and direct a remake of the horror classic "Nosferatu." The...
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - New Line's reboot of the "Shaft" franchise is gaining traction with a pair of writers on board -- "Black-ish" creator Kenya...
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Tommy Lee Jones has joined Matt Damon in the next installment of the "Bourne" franchise.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than 30 years after his father took him on a road trip to the Walley World theme park in "National Lampoon's Vacation",...
By Ramin Setoodeh LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Is it game over for Adam Sandler? His new comedy, "Pixels," opened over the weekend to a mediocre $24...
LONDON (Reuters) - Hollywood star Tom Cruise says he would be open to reprising his 1980s role as U.S. Navy pilot Maverick in a possible sequel to action...
By Kara Warner LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As the lead of teen film "Paper Towns" and with a slew of upcoming high-profile roles under her belt, British...
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You see them in just about every movie about war zones: The local watering hole for expats staffed by folks who speak just about every language under the sun.
Jules and Jim PFS at the Roxy, at 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday; noon Saturday. Shot in dreamy, newsreel-inspired black-and- white (in CinemaScope, all the better to take in the world!), Francois Truffaut's 1961 triangular romance - with Jeanne M
COMING THIS WEEK By Steven Rea Vacation (Opens Wednesday) Second-generation road-trip buffoonery, as little Rusty Griswold from the original National Lampoon's Vacation is now grown-up Russell Griswold (Ed Helms), on a summer getaway with his wife (Christina Applegate) and their two sons. Destination: Walley World. Supporting cast: Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann and a cameo appearance from Chevy Chase himself. R