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  • Movie review: 'Hands of Stone' pulls no punches

    Movie review: 'Hands of Stone' pulls no punches

    Since "Rocky," we have come to develop certain expectations for a "boxing movie."  Typically, we are given an underdog story of a down-and-out but up-and-coming fighter, who against all odds punches, dodges and parries his way to the top.  There is usually a girl who believes in him and a trainer...
  • Movie review: 'Mechanic: Resurrection' in need of a fixer-upper

    Movie review: 'Mechanic: Resurrection' in need of a fixer-upper

    Action star Jason Statham reprises his role as Arthur "The Mechanic" Bishop in the sequel that nobody asked for, "Mechanic: Resurrection" (opening Friday, 8/26).  It's the sequel to the 2011 film "The Mechanic," which itself was a remake of the cult 1972 film of the same name, starring Charles...
  • Movie review:  'Ben-Hur' not only an epic failure, but a shameful smear of the classic 1959 film

    Movie review:  'Ben-Hur' not only an epic failure, but a shameful smear of the classic 1959 film

    Throwing a bunch of ingredients in a bowl, doth not an apple pie make.  "Ben-Hur" (opening today) is the latest head-scratcher to come out of Hollywood, an unnecessary, unwanted remake of what should have been an untouchable classic.  Taking memorable characters and scenes and shoving them kicking...
  • Rob Zombie's new flick '31' plays in theaters for one night only

    Rob Zombie's new flick '31' plays in theaters for one night only

    Rocker Rob Zombie announced he teamed up with Fathom Events to bring his latest movie, "31," to theaters for one night only. Zombie's latest horror flick opens in over 400 theaters on Sept. 1. Visit Fathom's site for participating theaters.  "I think this is the one the Zombie-heads have been...
  • Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn in "Suicide Squad."

    Movie review: 'Suicide Squad' baddies made boring

    How can you possibly mess up a "Suicide Squad" movie? Let's count the ways. There has simply not been another movie in 2016 that has been so hyped-up, so eagerly anticipated by millions. It was supposed to pull the DC Movie Universe from the disastrous ruins left in the wake of "Batman v Superman...
  • "Don't Think Twice."

    Movie review: 'Don't Think Twice' a surprisingly effective drama about comedy

    Mike Birbiglia is a popular stand-up comedian, who in 2012 wrote, directed and starred in a little movie called Sleepwalk With Me. It was a deeply personal and poignant film, one that many have called the best movie ever made about stand-up comedy, or portraying the thankless life of a stand-up...
  • Mike Birbiglia discusses his newest film 'Don't Think Twice'

    Mike Birbiglia discusses his newest film 'Don't Think Twice'

    He's a face you may recognize, from his role in "Orange Is the New Black" to his several bit parts in other television shows and movies.  But Mike Birbiglia cut his teeth on the stage, as a popular stand-up and improvisational comedian.  The world of improv is the subject of his latest film, "Don't...
  • 4DX: What you need to know about the newest movie experience

    4DX: What you need to know about the newest movie experience

    One of America's favorite cultural pastimes has involved the ritual of checking out the latest full-feature release at their local movie theater. With so many entertainment options out there, the film industry is constantly evolving to capture the public's attention and one of the newest ways of...
  • 4DX. What you need to know about the newest movie experience.

    4DX. What you need to know about the newest movie experience.

    One of America's favorite cultural pastimes has involved the ritual of checking out the latest full-feature release at their local movie theater. With so many entertainment options out there, the film industry is constantly evolving to capture the public's attention and one of the newest ways of...
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