While having problems getting out of its own way at times, Interstellar is still a satisfying, eye-popping tearjerker.
Scott Malchus interviews the director of the animated hit film, RIO 2.
Proof positive that Hollywood had no idea how to turn a TV show into a movie during the ’90s
Hugh Jackman sings. Suffers. And sings some more.
The Princess Bride is 25 and a new Blu-ray celebrates its lasting influence.
Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy has drawn to a close with “The Dark Knight Rises”. How does it fare next to 2008’s titanic “The Dark Knight”?
The first trailer for the film adaptation of the stage musical Les Misérables.
Jeff Giles: It’s Anne Hathaway! As Catwoman! And she’s riding the Batpod! Michael Parr: If you say so… Dw. Dunphy: Huh. Looks like Liv Tyler. Michael: I actually agree with you. It barely looks like Ms. Hathaway, though my most recent viewing of Ms. Hathaway was during her breast-a-riffic performance in Love and Other Drugs, so my view might be obscured by the fact that she isn’t topless. Kelly Stitzel: I don’t think she looks very Catwoman-like. All I see is a woman wearing a leather jacket and some weird glasses on a bike. Dan Wiencek: Just what I was thinking.
Get Smart (2008) Starring: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Arkin Director: Peter Segal purchase this DVD (Amazon) In the ’90s, the direct-to-video market was the realm of ex-stars like Corey Feldman, making indirect sequels to forgotten franchises like License to Drive and Meatballs, but the increasing affordability of kickass home-theater systems, and the seemingly infinite possibilities of hi-def formats — not to mention a widening gulf between movie ticket prices and what they actually deliver — have helped level the playing field between the box office and the rumpus room. This year, more than one studio has announced plans to ramp up their direct-to-video output; in the short term, this means you can expect to see sequels to horrible movies like Without a Paddle on the shelves at Best Buy, but in the long run, it just might lead to more stars making moderate-to-big-budget movies for the home market. Which brings us to Get Smart, which was released to theaters over the summer — and did well, grossing over $100 million — but …