After watching “Stuber,” I started thinking about buddy-cop movies … those action comedies where at least one of the twosome was a policeman.
You know the plot: After the murder of his father, a young prince must learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery. No, we’re not talking about Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” We’re discussing Disney’s “The Lion King.”
Didn’t I see Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx do this film before, an action-packed story about a taxi driver who is commandeered by a driven gunman? “Collateral” it was called.
Recently, I swapped messages with my Spider-Man editor when I was publisher of Marvel Comics. Ralph Macchio (No, not the Karate Kid) is a brilliant storyteller.
Three hours? That’s a lot of movie. I’m surprised Marvel didn’t take the “Harry Potter” or “Hunger Games” tactic of dividing “Avengers: Endgame” into two films — twice the ticket sales.
Remember the show “Seinfeld?” It was often described as a program about nothing. In fact, that’s how Jerry described it in one self-parodying episode.
Some movies deliver an accurate portrait of the teen psyche. Each decade has a film (or two) that deals with the turbulence of growing up.
Spoiler alert: This Top 10 list names characters in several popular movies who turn out to be secret bad guys. Don’t read further if you don’t want to know.
As a boy, my favorite super hero was Captain Marvel, billed by Fawcett Comics as “The World’s Mightiest Mortal.” Captain Marvel was the most popular superhero of the 1940s, outselling even Superman.
On Sunday, we have the 91st Academy Awards presentation. Whether you’ll be watching it from home on the TV, or as a live podcast on the big screen at your local theater, or you’re fortunate enough to walk the red carpet in Hollywood, you probably have favorites for whom you’re rooting.
I’m not one for cheap laughs. If you agree, look no further than Wes Anderson’s clever 1998 comedy “Rushmore,” which follows 15-year-old overachiever Max Fischer in a quest to earn his teacher’s love.
From the cobblestone roads of Rome to the scenic beaches of Bali, “Eat Pray Love” (2010) is sure to trigger a sense of wanderlust in even the most Boone-loving viewer.
Gripping, thought-provoking and Coen-esque through the very end, “No Country For Old Men” (2007) is not for the faint of heart.
This week’s movie review focuses on a more recent movie than any other since I overtook these locally-focused reviews. “The Hundred-Foot Journey” (2014), was certainly a refreshing return to (very) modern cinema.
Since it’s playing locally soon, and I surprisingly have never seen it, I decided to watch “Sixteen Candles” (1984) for the first time. I didn’t know what to think, and went into the film with relatively low expectations — somehow, I was still disappointed.
Riddled with symbolic imagery, supernatural encounters and some rockin’ tunes, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” (2000) is an adventurous Coen Brothers epic telling the tale of three runaway convicts in for a unique journey.
The film “Paths of Glory” (1957) is set during World War I, at a time when trench warfare had the allies and the axis at a tactical stalemate. French General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) orders his subordinate, General Mireau (George Macready), to attack a German trench position, the Ant Hill, …
BLOWING ROCK — The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, together with Appalachian State University, is bringing a worldwide movement to Blowing Rock on Saturday, March 19, with home movies.
Man versus nature is one of the great enduring themes in filmmaking. From “The African Queen” to “127 Hours” to “Everest,” movie lovers have been treated to many a splendid battle where human survival is at the mercy of a merciless Mother Nature.
It topped the box office for the second week in a row and it’s received raving reviews across the board, but even with that, “Straight Outta Compton” manages to greatly exceed expectations.
To my way of thinking, Tom Cruise is a most unlikely action hero. He’s short, unconvincing as a brawler, and he runs with his arms at weird 90-degree angles.
Easily Disney Pixar’s best release since 'Up,' 'Inside Out' is a creative, hilarious and honest picture that doles out laughs, sparks some memories and tugs on the heart strings
Although engineered to meet both audience and investor expectations, the sequel is still a marvel to behold, delivering B-movie fun on an A-movie budget
Although it boasts one of the more promising face-offs in disaster movie history — The Rock vs. Geology — this mundane earthquake flick is hardly groundbreaking.