After a long wait that started with the raves coming out of last year's Toronto International Film Festival, Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" finally is opening in limited release, and it is absolutely worth your time.
The only thing to really say about "Much Ado" is that you owe it to your brain and your heart to go see it, but if we have to break it down, these are the five reasons we'd give for checking out the movie.
In the five years since its release, "The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford" has become an unlike but entirely deserving cult classic. Now Brad Pitt has reteamed with his former director, Andrew Dominik, to adapt George V. Higgins' 70s era novel "Cogan's Trade" as the 2008-set Recession drama "Killing Them Softly."
Here are your five reasons to see "Killing Them Softly."
Pitt has become what I like to call a "secret great actor." Rarely is he anything but superb—and "Killing Them Softly" is no exception—but what people think of most when it comes to Pitt is his celebrity status and someone who is more famous for being famous than for their talent. Here, like in "The Assassination of Jesse James," Pitt turns in standout work that deserves more consideration than we're inclined to give someone as well-known.
There are probably a lot of people on the internet today telling you that you have to see "Looper." How did we know this, you ask? It's because anyone who has seen "Looper" will undoubtedly feel the need to spread the word of its sheer awesomeness, and we are no different.
Here are the five reasons you must see "Looper."
One of the strongest elements in "Looper" is how realistic Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes the film's main conceit. By ten minutes in, we are no longer watching JGL in weird Bruce Willis makeup. Instead, we're enjoying Young Joe, who looks a lot like Old Joe, who happens to be played by Bruce Willis. Perhaps the best compliment we can pay JGL's performance is that it only adds to a brilliant concept and a near flawless execution without ever pulling us out of the experience.
Hollywood won't stop believin' in the Great White Way, and neither will we.
"Rock of Ages," the latest movie musical to shimmy from Broadway to the big screen, opens today with a cast of Hollywood heavyweights (Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin) and nubile newcomers (Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta) dusting off the ol' jukebox and getting down. The flick follows barback/aspiring musician Drew Boley (Boneta) as he falls for new-in-town cutie Sherrie Christian (Hough) and lands his first break opening for rock god Stacee Jaxx (Cruise) at the Sunset Strip's storied Bourbon Room.
All splashy song-and-dance numbers and schmaltzy romance, this rose may have a few thorns, but it hits moviegoers with its best shot, nonetheless. Here are five reasons to see "Rock of Ages":
The reviews have not been kind on "That's My Boy," Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg's raunchfest hitting theaters today (June 15). It boasts an absurd premise — an adolescent knocks up his math teacher and is left to raise their son, Han Solo, to disastrous results — and more F-bombs than any movie should rightfully have.
But despite myself, I couldn't help but enjoy the hell out of Sandler's latest. It feels like a return to form for the comedian, a callback to all the outrageous potty humor that made him famous in the first place. If his "Billy Madison" and "Happy Gilmore" antics were never for you, then you're not going to find much to enjoy here. But if those movies are staples of your comedy-viewing history, then "That's My Boy" undoubtedly has some guilty laughs in store for you. Here are five reasons to see the movie this weekend.
Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" demands to be seen. A precisely crafted piece of science-fiction, it requires active reflection on the part of the audience and will disappoint if taken in at face value. Scott has made a movie meant for theaters and the format in which it was made, 3-D.
Whether you love it or hate it, "Prometheus" will spark passionate conversation, and that alone merits a trip to the movie theater.
Here are our five spoiler-free reasons to see "Prometheus."
Put on your armor and take up your swords, fairy tale fans! "Snow White and the Huntsman" hits theaters today bringing you an edgy adaptation of the classic enchanting story.
In the film, Kristen Stewart plays the title character who gears up for battle against the evil Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron). With the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and her childhood love William (Sam Claflin) at her side, she attempts to reclaim the kingdom that is rightfully hers.
For those of you who haven't already preordered tickets, here are five reasons to see "Snow White and the Huntsman."
The "Men in Black" are back with the third installment of their popular franchise. The movie centers on our favorite men in black, Agent K and Agent J, as they trail a one-armed alien named Boris the Animal who escapes from his confined prison on the moon. K shot his arm off back in the sixties and Boris wants his revenge. He travels back in time to 1969 and kills K so that his arm is restored and the world is left unprotected from alien invasion. J must follow Boris to the past to save K's life and discover the secrets of the universe.
While critics suggest the franchise didn't need a third film, the three-quel is on par with the first "MIB" movie that sparked audiences' attention. It keeps its viewers entertained and will delight fans who loved the first flick. Here are our five reasons to see it this weekend.
by Adam Murphy
When it comes to Wes Anderson, moviegoers fall neatly into two piles: those who love him, and those who’ve never heard of him. What’s that? His twee sensibilities are just a little too indie-quirky-cute for you? Well, “Moonrise Kingdom” may surprise even the most jaded viewers. Sure, it’s packed with Anderson’s trademark strand of oddball whimsy, but for the haters out there, you will find a well-acted and tightly written 90 minute movie with enough heart to melt the iceberg that resides in your frigid chest cavity.
For those of you who aren’t already picking up your Rushmore blazer from the dry cleaner to wear to the very first screening, here are five reasons to see “Moonrise Kingdom.”
Unless you happen to be madly in love with Taylor Kitsch or Brooklyn Decker, some of you have no doubt written "Battleship" off as a cheap imitation of "Transformers." How can an alien invasion action film based on a board game be all that entertaining, right? Well, we have a feeling you'll be pleasantly surprised.
The opening scenes between Kitsch and Alexander Skarsgård were flawlessly executed as the pair's brotherly chemistry and Kitsch's off-kilter charm win the audience over in the first few minutes. The film continues with non-stop action once the Navy hits the sea, and continues its intrigue as the movie incorporates the board game layout into the battles.
It's a summer flick that's sure to entertain, so here are our five reasons to see "Battleship."