For a movie about three intelligent women — well, two intelligent women and an amiable assemblage of curves played by model Kate Upton — “The Other Woman” is disappointingly, disturbingly dumb.
Jude Law is barely recognizable as the magnificently bearded title character — picture Fisher Stevens replacing Liev Schreiber as Sabretooth in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” — a paunchy, bellowing, red-faced embodiment of hypertension.
It’s hard to quantify “Transcendence” as a success. It’s a good popcorn movie, but it’s never as smart as it needs to be.
Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman star in what is not a remake the 1996 Coen brothers’ classic, but worthy to be called the second truly must-see new series of 2014.
The ferociously intense “The Raid: Redemption” was an instant classic. But writer-director Gareth Evans went and mucked things up by giving “The Raid 2” a plot. Still, there’s plenty to like in the sequel.
Kevin Costner has made great sports movies (“Bull Durham” and “Field of Dreams”). He’s made good sports movies (“For Love of the Game” and “Tin Cup”). And he’s made “Draft Day.”
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is very good. But there are plenty of other comic-book adaptations on the horizon.
Take away the trio of ginormous helicarriers that are capable of destroying a million or so “combatants” at a time, and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” easily could have been a member of the “Bourne” family.