“A Most Violent Year,” the latest from buzzed-about writer-director J.C. Chandor (“Margin Call,” “All Is Lost”), is blessed with stirring, sit-up-and-take-notice performances by Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain.
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“Puppy Bowl XI,” “Kitten Bowl II,” “Fish Bowl II” even an eight-hour marathon of Las Vegas’ own Property Brothers offer alternatives to the Seahawks-Patriots game.
If anything, this cheap, obvious and lazy thriller should leave you looking forward to the singer’s likely Las Vegas residency. After all, every day she’s performing on the Strip is another day she can’t be making movies like this one.
Having portrayed the male lead in his two most recent series, Henderson’s Thomas Dekker is enjoying life a little farther down the call sheet on Fox’s quirky detective dramedy “Backstrom.”
On the surface, casting the “Avengers” star as one of the world’s pre-eminent computer geniuses sounds as ludicrous a creation as Christmas Jones, Denise Richards’ midriff-baring nuclear physicist from “The World Is Not Enough.”
You don’t watch writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s hippie-noir take on that confusing maelstrom between the end of the ’60s and the start of the ’70s so much as you let it wash over you like the smell of patchouli.
After rolling out 24 new shows in the fall, broadcasters have 17 additional new series lined up to go this winter and spring, with several more waiting in the wings when those don’t catch on.
What would television do without Las Vegas? Probably be a lot less wacky. The city’s TV footprint extends from “Wizard Wars” to “Vegas Rat Rods” and beyond. On a larger scale, the 2014 season also saw the end of such TV classics as “How I Met Your Mother” and “Boardwalk Empire.”
Hollywood was an underachiever in 2014 in terms of box office and quality. However, Las Vegas managed to shine through on the big screen in several movies and Penn and Teller impressed with the documentary “Tim’s Vermeer.”
Based on Laura Hillenbrand’s wildly popular biography, “Unbroken” concentrates on Louie Zamperini’s celebrated war years with a few flashbacks to his youth, starting with his days as the bullied son of Italian immigrants.
This Christmas, you have your choice of a musical, a dark drama, a historical tale you’d never believe was true, a historical tale you’d really never believe was true and a historical tale you’d absolutely, positively never believe was true.
His performance as billionaire John du Pont in the dark, true-crime drama would be hilarious if it weren’t leading to such a catastrophic ending.
Thankfully, director Peter Jackson saved the best for last, because the greatest thing about the first two installments of his trilogy was the menu they inspired at Denny’s.
The trailers cut up the movie’s one scene of warfare (in which Moses and Ramses defeat the Hittites at the Battle of Kadesh), Ramses’ pursuit of the Hebrews and the parting of the Red Sea (portrayed with more tornadoes than ever before) to make the biblical tale look downright action-packed. It isn’t.
It certainly has its flaws, but compared to his previous cinematic efforts, the writer-director’s latest movie is practically his “Citizen Kane.”
As depicted in the film, the Nebraska Territory in 1855 was a terrible place for women. One tosses her dead children out the door like so much garbage. Another pitches her crying baby down the pit of an outhouse.
From “Walking Dead” survival kits, to “Real Housewives” panties, here’s a look at some of the more unusual — some would say unnecessary — gifts you can give those TV lovers on your list.
Her dirty dentist was one of the highlights of “Horrible Bosses.” But, like much of the sequel, her sexually voracious character feels lazier and cheaper in “Horrible Bosses 2.”
There’s a noticeable lack of action, but the bleak “Hunger Games” sequel is as every bit as good as could be expected, considering it’s only telling half a story.
In “Property Brothers At Home,” HGTV stars Drew and Jonathan Scott are renovating their southwest valley home, giving it a two-bedroom casita, an infinity pool and the city’s first commercial-grade backyard water slide.
“Whiplash” is the first Miles Teller movie I’ve seen that didn’t make me want to do the young actor bodily harm.
Hollywood is avoiding the traditional holiday pileups this year by taking more of an advent calendar style approach to doling out its biggest movies.
Writer-director Christopher Nolan’s latest offers an intriguing mix of old and new, blending a ’70s-style aesthetic with cutting-edge special effects.
The captivating “Birdman,” starring Michael Keaton as a past-his-prime Hollywood star launching a Broadway play, is structured as one long, continuous scene.
The next two months will unleash a torrent of high-profile movies, but writer-director Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” is guaranteed to be the biggest of them all. Literally.
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