When holiday weekends roll around in the United States, it seems like everyone and their brother makes a movie.
"It will end, soon. But before it does a lot more people have to die."
Sometimes just being different is all it takes. That's the case with The Book of Life, an animated movie that when stripped of its wildly imaginative sights and sounds delivers the same tired lessons of being yourself and following your dreams, set to radio-tired pop songs.
The best thing about Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is that it doesn't live down to its title. It is merely mediocre, which when it comes to shelling out today's ticket prices is just as bad.
Of all the objections raised to The Judge, acting intensity certainly isn't one of them. The reason this overstuffed movie remains tolerable is the inspired casting of Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. as a combative father and son, and their determination to out-thespian each other.
Tampa is breaking back into movies, and breaking bad with a star.
The spiritual lesson of the Rapture disaster Left Behind is simple: If actors pray enough, they can get out of this movie.
Now you'll see him and then you won't. A modern-day version of H.G. Wells' The Invisible Man is showing one time only tonight, at Muvico Starlight 20 in Tampa. It's the latest example of how some independent filmmakers without distribution deals beg attention these days, renting a theater auditorium on an off …
Movies about cooperating Africans and Americans often take a condescending risk of great white saviors making everything better for poor black folks. The Good Lie isn't that sort of movie, except in its marketing.
Gillian Flynn's twisty novel Gone Girl was a movie waiting to happen, practically smelling of popcorn with each compulsively turned page. It's less of a whodunit than a whodunwhat that's easier to spoil than egg salad at a picnic, so we'll tread lightly.