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.
Hollywood is avoiding the traditional holiday pileups this year by taking more of an advent calendar style approach to doling out its biggest movies.
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.
In the hands of novelist/screenwriter Gillian Flynn and director David Fincher, “Gone Girl’ is so full of first-rate shockers the fact that its oft-maligned co-star Tyler Perry is actually quite good barely cracks the top five.
For one of the most head-scratching choices for a TV adaptation in recent memory — Honestly, what’s next? Vin Diesel in a gritty reboot of “The Father Dowling Mysteries”? — “The Equalizer” is immensely appealing and so much more entertaining than you’d expect.
Movie has assembled one of the most likable casts in recent memory. But it’s awfully easy to get distracted as actor after actor from some of the past decade’s buzziest TV shows turns up in thinly drawn roles.
“The Drop” is a small, slow-burning character study stuffed with fully realized, lived-in characters.