BEIJING — Vin Diesel said Friday that the latest Fast & Furious film deserves a best picture Oscar but has two strikes against it when it comes to the Academy — it's an action flick and it's a sequel.
Eight minutes and 13 seconds into his much-talked-about documentary on the Church of Scientology, writer-director Alex Gibney hits a sweet spot, going right at one of the key questions he sets out to answer.
What is Scientology's allure?
Twenty-five years ago this week, a Pretty Woman walked off of the street, into our lives and off with our hearts (and that of a millionaire).
Home is where my heart wasn't Saturday morning, at a screening where even children didn't seem excited to be. The father snoring next to me had the right idea at the wrong volume. Hiding a catnap behind 3-D glasses only works if you don't give yourself away.
Will Ferrell's butt is the butt of most jokes in Get Hard, and not just in his signature exhibitionism. Ferrell gets that tiresome booty flash routine out of the way before the opening credits roll. Twice.
Someone who took a film course in college once told me the first shot in any movie is its most important. Seldom is that more evident than with It Follows, which opens with a doozy.
Long Gone is a baseball movie that didn't last in the major leagues.
'71 (R) (99 min.) — Being caught behind enemy lines is a common trap in war movies, given a unique spin in Yann Demange's debut feature. Jack O'Connell (Unbroken) stars as an English soldier abandoned by his unit on the rebellious streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland, at the height of tensions …
Wild Tales (R) (122 min.) — Argentina's recent Oscar nominee for best foreign language film is an anthology of six sketches, with the tenuously linking theme of how poorly people treat each other. Road rage, wedding day infidelity and various revenges are presented by writer-director Damian Szifron.
The Breakfast Club, the ultimate Gen X teen comedy, welcomes middle age and its 30th anniversary with a big-screen showing Thursday and March 31 in movie theaters, with a special feature about cast members and filmmakers. If you want to feel old, think about how Judd Nelson is now eight years older than Principal Vernon …
A touch of gray suits the 17th annual Sarasota Film Festival, which on Monday announced its opening and closing selections, starring a pair of silver-haired celebrities.
Bobcat Goldthwait wants me to clean his litter box. Actually, it belongs to Anderson Cooper.
His cat, not the newsman.
Armed with divergent skills and a freshly self-inflicted, no-fuss hairdo, Tris Prior is feeling Insurgent, and we're down with that. This franchise is one of the more entertaining examples of three popular books stretched to four movies when two would do.
Now that Liam Neeson's stint as an AARP action hero seems to have Run All Night into the ground, you won't believe who's buff, sweaty and ready to take over.
Doing just fine in year nine, the Gasparilla International Film Festival opens Tuesday, and the next day reopens a shuttered Tampa movie venue. • Tuesday's opening gala will again be held at historic Tampa Theatre, but beginning Wednesday, all screenings are scheduled at Channelside Cinemas in …