Get out your handkerchiefs. If I Stay, based on the book by Gayle Forman, stars Chloë Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley.
Get out your handkerchiefs. If I Stay, based on the book by Gayle Forman, stars Chloë Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley.
I am delighted to be able to present an exclusive clip from “Ida,” the new award-winning film written and directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, opening May 2. Poland 1962. Anna (newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska) is a beautiful eighteen-year-old woman, preparing to become […]
Larry Kramer’s searing, Tony award-winning play “The Normal Heart” is coming to HBO with an all-star cast.
Jon Favreau follows his big-budget special effects movies (“Iron Man,” “Cowboys and Aliens”) with a return to his small, indie roots (“Swingers”) as director/writer/star of the scrumptious-looking “Chef.” (WARNING: Some strong language)
Did I mention how excited I am about this? Coming in September, from the people who did “Coraline” and “ParaNorman.”
Take a look at the very creepy trailer from director David Fincher for the upcoming “Gone Girl” based on the best-seller by Gillian Flynn.
Dolphin Tale 2” is the sequel to the successful 2011 family film “Dolphin Tale.” Inspirational professional surfer Bethany Hamilton (the subject of the feature “Soul Surfer”) will join returning cast members Harry Connick, Jr., Morgan Freeman, Kris Kristofferson, Ashley Judd, […]
Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton, Aaron Paul, Rashida Jones, and Corey Stoll star in this fact-based story of two women, one with breast cancer and one trying to solve the genetic link in families with high incidence, research that led to […]
Vivian Maier never showed her photographs to anyone while she was alive. After her death, some of her images were put online and she was quickly acclaimed as one of the foremost street photographers of the 20th century. In this […]
April led off with a bang, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Here’s what we have to look forward to the rest of the month. “Draft Day” stars Kevin Costner as the General Manager of the Cleveland Browns. Should he trade […]
Can the man behind “Once” have the same luck twice? Writer/director John Carney returns with another bittersweet musical romance, this time starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo.
Many thanks to my friend Michael Mirasol for sharing this great look at the history of movie trailers.
Cannot wait for this one, from the Wachowskis and Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures.
A smart, touching romance for grown-ups — hurray!
The Little Rascals are back! The beloved comedy series from the earliest days of film featured the wild adventures of Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat, their dog Petey, and the rest of the gang. On April 1, the all-new story “The […]
Meryl Streep stars in this movie based on the Newbery award winning novel about a seemingly perfect world by Lois Lowry.
In their first film, Ellen DeGeneres sends the adorable Sophia Grace and Rosie on a royal adventure. The DVD will be out on May 20.
Enjoy this exclusive clip from “Walking with Dinosaurs,” the gorgeously animated story of a young dinosaur, with the voice talents of Justin Long and John Leguizamo. In a time when dinosaurs rule the Earth, the smallest of the pack — a […]
The new trailer for “Spider-Man 2″ is all kinds of awesomesause!
Before he became Captain Hook, he was a cabin boy named James. From the world of Peter Pan comes The Pirate Fairy, a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated […]
Here’s star Kevin Sorbo — interview with him coming next week.
Chadwick Boseman (“42″) looks electrifying as James Brown in this biopic directed by “The Help’s” Tate Taylor, produced by Ron Howard, and co-starring Viola Davis, Jill Scott, and Octavia Spencer. It will be in theaters this summer.
Lesson Number One: Don’t call them birdwatchers. They are birders. And in this movie three very dedicated high school birders want to find and document what may be a duck previously thought to be extinct. Sir Ben Kingsley co-stars with […]
Coming this fall from Laika (“Coraline,” “ParaNorman”), “The Boxtrolls” stars Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, and Tracy Morgan in the story of a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly […]
From the world of “Peter Pan” comes “The Pirate Fairy,” a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When Zarina’s wild ideas get […]
Coming in December — this is the updated “Annie” with Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, and Rose Byrne.
One of the most touching moments of the Oscars was the award for a documentary short called “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life.” It is the story of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor, who died […]
Here’s a great clip from Disney Movies Anywhere, Disney’s all-new, cloud-based digital movie service, where “Frozen” is now available. [Spoiler Alert: Hans may be a bad guy, but this is still a great song!]
There may be someone out there who can resist posting everything the Muppets release about their new movie, but not me. I love this!
Cannot wait for this!
I keep wanting to call this movie “Her 2: The Revenge of Him.”
The new film from quirky writer/director Wes Anderson is “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” with an all-star cast that includes Oscar-winners Adrian Brody and F. Murray Abraham, along with Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Bob Balaban, and Anderson regulars Bill Murray and […]
We are thrilled to have an exclusive clip from Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale, out on DVD/Blu-Ray next Tuesday. In this fifth in the series, Princess Odette and Prince Derek adopt a young girl named Alise. Princess Alise is […]
One of the most anticipated releases of the year is Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” starring Chris Pratt (“The LEGO Movie”), Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, and Lee Pace. The trailer looks amazing. I love the use of the […]
“The Big Bang Theory’s” Kaley Cuoco stars in the romantic indie “Authors Anonymous,” along with the late Dennis Farina and “Election’s” Chris Klein.
Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan star as ex-spouses turned thieves in “The Love Punch.”
Richard Linklater (“Before Midnight,” “School of Rock”) is going to direct a remake of the Don Knotts fantasy The Incredible Mr. Limpet, made in 1964 but set in the early days of the second World War. It’s the story of […]
Get out your handkerchiefs for one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year, based on John Green’s book about the teenagers who meet in a cancer support group.
I got to get an early glimpse of a couple of scenes from this reboot of the classic cartoon, and it looks like a lot of fun. Recognize the voices? The brilliant scientist and adoptive father who happens to be […]
Lana Del Ray sings “Once Upon a Dream” in this new peek at the upcoming “Malificent,” starring Angelina Jolie as Sleeping Beauty’s evil fairy.
If you miss seeing Dan Stevens in “Downton Abbey,” here’s a chance to see him back in pre-WWI England again, here’s your chance, in “Summer in February,” based on the true story of painter A.J. Munnings (Dominic Cooper), known for […]
The trailer for Zoe Kazan’s new film “The Pretty One” has her playing a pair of identical twins. The storyline reminds me of the classic Bette Davis film, “A Stolen Life.” (Davis also played identical twins in another film, “Dead […]
Cuba Gooding, Jr. stars in this fact-based story about Washington D.C.’s Big Chair Chess Club. Here’s an interview with the real Eugene Brown.
A sports agent goes to India to recruit cricket players for major league baseball in “Million Dollar Arm,” starring Jon Hamm, Lake Bell, Aasif Mandvi, and Alan Arkin.
The Kickstarter-financed update to the beloved television series looks wonderful — a great combination of letting the main character grow up (she’s a lawyer now) but giving her a reason to go home and interact with the characters from her […]
Sequels and reboots! Here are some of the most anticipated releases of 2014. Superheroes: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” “X-Men: Days of Future Past” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Sequels: “The Hunger Games: […]
This is one of the movies I am most looking forward to in 2014. I met with the director and had glimpses of some of it and it looks sensational!
Coming: Summer 2014
Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, Sam Neill, Ioan Gruffudd, and Aneurin Barnard star in this film based on Mariah Mundi: The Midas Box by G.P. Taylor. It’s about a fearless hero’s quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic. Seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi’s life […]
In one of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite movies of the year, 1960’s folksingers played by Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake, and “Girls’” Adam Driver record a silly but very catchy novelty song about the space program called […]
Angels Sing stars Harry Connick, Jr. as Michael Walker, who, as a child, wished every day was Christmas, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later Michael still can’t muster any joy for Christmas despite encouragement from […]
I’m delighted to present a clip from the cute new holiday film, The Naughty List. Two young elves, Winter and Snowflake, have a hard time following the rules and are prone to sneaking off for some good elf playtime. But […]
This looks every bit as awesome as I was hoping! Coming in March of 2014. In the meantime, read Divergent by Veronica Roth.
Coming to theaters for Easter 2014
Angelina Jolie looks magnificent as Maleficent in the forthcoming Disney movie about Sleeping Beauty’s evil fairy.
Idris Elba stars as Nelson Mandela in this film, opening November 29.
Disney’s latest animated release will be out for Thanksgiving. Here’s a sneak peek:
The Kickstarter-funded Veronica Mars movie is coming at last! And I have a t-shirt to give away! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with Veronica in the subject line and tell me your favorite character from the series. Don’t forget […]
Really! It looks awesome, doesn’t it?
One of the most acclaimed films of the year is “12 Years a Slave,” opening this week, based on the true story of a free black man sold into slavery. Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes.
The Dove-approved Coming Home for Christmas will be available on DVD later this month — here’s an exclusive peek at the trailer.
Fall is here and that means we will start seeing some of the movies the studios are betting on for Oscars, Golden Globes, and Critics Choice Awards. “Gravity” is a critical and box office hit already, just four days after […]
DreamWorks Pictures’ “Need for Speed” is a return to the great car culture films of the 1960’s and 70’s, when the authenticity of the world brought a new level of intensity to the action on-screen. Tapping into what makes the […]
Harrison Ford welcomes his young students to battle school.
In movie world, ideas seem to percolate in different places at the same time. A while back, the number nine showed up in four titles at once. And right now, the always-popular word “paradise” seems to be having a particular moment. […]
Fall doesn’t start officially for another few weeks, but the fall movie season won’t wait that long. Traditionally, fall is when we start seeing some movies for grown-ups after all of the chases and explosions of the summer. Let’s take […]
Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, C. Thomas Howell, and Dani Chuchran star in “Storm Rider,” coming on DVD and VOD on October 22, 2013. Spoiled 18-year old Dani Fielding’s world is turned upside down when her father gets arrested for securities fraud. She has […]
James Thurber’s most fondly remembered story is probably “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” which invites us into the daydreams of a mild-mannered and slightly henpecked husband. While he tries to remember what it was his wife wanted him to […]
One of the most influential writers of the 20th century was J.D. Salinger, author of The Catcher in the Rye. He spent the last decades of his life living quietly, almost reclusively, writing but not publishing anything more from 1960 […]
This looks great — a real-life heist film where the good guys are the ones protecting the world’s art treasures from the ravages of WWII, with George Clooney, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett, “The Artist’s” Jean DuJardin, and Matt Damon. Kind […]
Coming on September 10: Aidan Quinn (TV’s Elementary, Unknown, Allegiance, Rushlights, The Greening of Whitney Brown) Virginia Madsen (The Hot Flashes, The Number 23, The Astronaut Farmer), Zosia Mamet (HBO’s Girls, The Kids are Alright), and Olympia Dukakis (Picture Perfect, Mr. […]
“Standing Up” is a new movie based on Brock Cole’s popular YA novel, The Goats. It is about an 11-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl (Chandler Canterbury and Annalise Basso) who are ostracized by their peers at summer camp are […]
Hungarian director György Pàlfi worked for three years and assembled 450 selections from movies to put together this love letter to the history of film. Can’t wait to see it.
Studios often wait for August to release the films they think won’t get much of an audience, but this year August has some releases that could end up on the end of the year top ten lists. I’m especially looking […]
The gifted young pianist Ethan Bortnick stars in “Anything is Possible,” about a young boy who becomes separated from his mother, Army Lieutenant Margaret Peters (Lacy Chabert), when she goes missing during a tsunami rescue mission in Japan. Back home in Detroit, […]
Laika, the stop-motion animation studio behind two of my favorite films of the past ten years, “ParaNorman” and “Coraline,” has released the teaser trailer for its 2014 release, “The Box Trolls,” and it looks amazing. Nice nod to non-traditional families […]
Are you worried about what the NSA knows about you? Then this is ten times scarier.
This documentary is a portrait of the generation of the mid-century Jewish comics that includes Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, and Jerry Stiller, who appear telling jokes and telling their stories. And it is the story of […]
Here’s a lovely scene from one of this year’s best independent films, “The Spectacular Now,” starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller (who will also both appear in the upcoming “Divergent”). Director James Ponsoldt says: This is one of my favorite scenes […]
I attended the press conference for “Gravity” at Comic-Con and can tell you it looks like one of the most extraordinary films of the year. Take a look at the new trailer:
Coming in December is one of this year’s biggest holiday releases, “Saving Mr. Banks,” the story of Walt Disney’s efforts to persuade British author P.L. Travers to allow him to make a movie about Mary Poppins. Emma Thompson and Tom […]
I admit it. I’m hooked. Coming in 2014.
We are very excited to present an exclusive look at the new film starring Ricky Schroder, a family western called “Our Wild Hearts.” This is a family movie on and behind the screen. Schroder’s wife and daughter approached him with […]
Yes, it has nothing whatsoever to do with the classic book, but the original was a lot of fun and this one looks like a blast.
“Downton Abbey’s” Julian Fellowes has adapted a new version of “Romeo and Juliet,” starring “True Grit’s” Hailee Steinfeld, Damian Lewis, and Paul Giamatti, premiering in October.
Oscar winners Jennifer Hudson and Forest Whitaker star in this musical opening in November about a struggling single mother who sends her son to her parents’ home for Christmas. It is adapted from a Langston Hughes story and directed by […]
The wonderful James Cromwell (“Babe”) and Genevieve Bujold star in “Still Mine,” a touching love story, opening July 12.
The author of Catcher in the Rye, one of the most popular and influential books of the 20th century, made no public appearances and published no new writing for the last forty years of his life. A new documentary reveals […]
I’m a big fan of Joseph Finder, thriller-writer superstar, and this movie version of his book Paranoia looks terrific!
Coming in September, produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by Luc Besson.
I wonder if Rachel McAdams has a sense of deja vu — this feels a lot like “The Time Traveler’s Wife.” And a lot like “Groundhog Day.” But, coming from the guy who wrote “Notting Hill” and “Love Actually,” it […]
In theaters for the 4th of July!
This video, featuring music by the film’s composer, Mark Mancina, is much more appealing than the trailer. I’m beginning to look forward to it. And do we get a hint that train and boat movies may follow?
They really do love Jerry Lewis in France, so where better to premiere his first movie in 23 years than Cannes? The 87-year-old legendary funny man appears in a drama called “Max Rose,” about an elderly widower, co-starring with Claire […]
Lee Daniels (“Precious”) directs this story of Cecil Gaines, the White House butler who served eight Presidents, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, with Robin Williams as Harry Truman, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Alan Rickman and Jane Fonda […]
Summer movies are just too big to stay within the calendar months of the season this year. Officially, summer does not begin until June. At the box office, it begins this week, with the first of the year’s guaranteed blockbusters, […]
Let the Scare Games begin!
This looks adorable. Did you recognize the voices? The cast includes Paul Giamatti, Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Peña, Snoop Dogg/Lion, Maya Rudolph, Ken Jeong, and Michelle Rodriguez. But “Push It” is becoming the new “I Feel Good.” It […]
This looks amazing!
Julianne Moore stars in this new film about an English teacher whose former student, a playwright, comes back to town. Michael Angarano and Lily Collins co-star.
Here’s a new clip from Robert Redford’s new film, “The Company You Keep,” co-starring Shia LeBeouf, Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte, Julie Christie, Chris Cooper, Terrence Howard, and Stanley Tucci. It’s the story of a 60’s activist who goes on the […]
Colin Firth and Emily Blunt star in this story about two dislocated people who assume a series of new identities.
One of this year’s biggest summer releases is Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pacific Rim,” a big, big, big summer action movie. It was the delightful “Be Kind Rewind” that established the term “Sweding” for home-made, frankly cheap but wholehearted and joyful […]
Really looking forward to this one, featuring the voices of Amanda Seyfried, Jason Sudeikis, Beyoncé, Aziz Ansari, Christoph Waltz, and Colin Farrell.
The trailer for Joss Whedon’s new version of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” is spectacular. It will be out in June. In the meantime, enjoy Kenneth Branagh’s more traditional version, with Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, Kate Beckinsale, and Michael Keaton.
This one looks every bit as adorable (and as unrelated to the book) as the first one.
Ever since last summer at Comic-Con, I have been looking forward to the prequel to “The Wizard of Oz” with James Franco, Michelle Williams, and Mila Kunis. Here’s a sneak peek.
Be sure to check out our exclusive clip from the film “Bless Me, Ultima.” Set in New Mexico during WWII, the the film is a beautiful coming of age story about a young Chicano boy and how his life is forever […]
I love heist films, and this one looks amazing!
I have been a proud and happy subscriber to Roger Ebert’s wonderful newsletter, always filled with intriguing trailers and commentary and much more. Check out this free issue of the Ebert Club Newsletter and sign up for the teeny price […]
Here’s a sneak peek at the Super Bowl commercial for one of the movies I am most excited about right now:
I always look forward to a new movie from the Coen Brothers (“Fargo,” “No Country for Old Men,” “The Big Lebowski”), but this one has me especially excited because it stars one of my favorite actors, Oscar Isaac, reuniting with […]
Doesn’t this look mind-bendingly amazing?
What could be more fun than the first “Red?” Putting the band back together and adding Sir Anthony Hopkins!
Pixar has created a wonderfully entertaining new website for “Monsters University,” its upcoming prequel to “Monsters, Inc.” It’s set up just like a real university website, with information about how to apply and a “student-produced” recruitment video.
Happy new year! Some of the most anticipated movies of the new year include: January “Gangster Squad” Sean Penn plays 1940’s mobster Mickey Cohen and Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin are the cops who must be as ruthless as he […]
Fabulous mash-up of every movie released this year: I love Michael Sheen’s “Oh, my” from “Breaking Dawn, Part 2.” And the “Step Up: Revolution” dancers. How many movies can you identify? The full list is here.
Audiences in 20 cities will have a special opportunity to see “The Guilt Trip” on December 2, followed by a Q&A with the film’s stars Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen, to be streamed live via satellite from Los Angeles. The movie […]
December is always a great month for movies and this year we will have some guaranteed blockbusters. Here are some of the most promising titles opening this month. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” J.R.R. Tolkein’s prequel to […]
This is my favorite Thanksgiving movie, the story of four families preparing for their Thanksgiving dinner, directed by Gurinder Chada (“Bend it Like Beckham”) and starring “The Good Wife’s” Juliana Margulies, “The Closer’s” Kyra Sedgwick, and two of my favorites, […]
I love this indie charmer about a girl who makes a Thanksgiving dinner for her family.
Which is your favorite scene?
There is no movie I anticipate more eagerly than the new episodes of the “Up” series that come out every seven years. The first one came out in 1964, when Britain’s Grenada Television interviewed 14 7-year-olds to ask them about […]
This movie about the first black player in major league baseball looks terrific: While you wait for the movie’s 2013 release, take a look at Jackie Robinson playing himself (with Ruby Dee as his wife) in The Jackie Robinson Story
Disney’s upcoming “Wreck-It Ralph” is the story of a 70’s-era 8-bit video game character who is tired of being the bad guy and escapes to try out other games. Disney has released this very cute commercial that almost makes it […]
Another adorable glimpse of the movie described as the “Roger Rabbit of video games,” opening on Friday.
Suzanne Bryant’s new documentary, Yoga Is: A Transformational Journey, will be available tomorrow on DVD. She thought she had it all until she lost her beloved mother to cancer. Trying to process and understand her profound grief, Suzanne embarked on […]
We’ve seen Bill Murray turn in some impressive performances in dramas as well as comedies, but it still seems like quite a challenge for him to take on the part of and icon like patrician four-time President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. […]
Summer is about chases, explosions, and superheroes. In the fall, things get a little more serious, and there are some promising prestige films coming out in the next few months. Some I am especially excited about are: Looper This trippy […]
I’m a huge fan of NPR’s “This American Life” and very pleased that they have produced their first film, “Sleepwalk With Me,” based on comedian Mike Birbiglia’s story about a rare sleep disorder that nearly cost him his life. My interview […]
This looks fabulous!
Kevin Durant plays himself in this upcoming fantasy about a boy named Brian who wishes he could have Durant’s skills. Brian becomes the star of his high school team, but Durant now has Brian’s skills — or lack of skills, […]
The remake with Colin Farrell opens this week, so here is a quick look at the original, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, and Sharon Stone.
Take an early look at what promises to be one of the most intriguing and ambitiously mind-bending movies of the year, “Cloud Atlas,” based on the novel by David Mitchell. Six interlocking stories follow characters from the mid-19th century to […]
This looks wonderful. Have you read the book? Are you looking forward to the movie?
Before they went to work for Monsters, Inc., Sully (John Goodman) and Mike (Billy Crystal) had to go to college to learn how to be scary. Next summer’s release from Pixar is “Monster University,” which shows us what their school […]
Here’s an early sneak peek at a wonderful new DVD, based on the American Girls series about McKenna, the young gymnast, and the American Girls “Girl of the Year.”
This cute new fake “commercial” from Pixar’s “Brave” reminds me of some of Disney’s classic animated witches like Ursula from “The Little Mermaid” and the great battle between Merlin and Madame Mim in “The Sword in the Stone.”
Fan Travis Betz made this astounding trailer for “Prometheus” with paper:
An 8-bit video-game character attempts to shed his bad-guy image by escaping into a popular first-person shooter, but inadvertently wreaks havoc in the video-game universe by freeing a digital villain. Here’s the first look at Disney’s big end-of-year release, featuring […]
Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway star in the movie version of the international blockbuster musical based on Victor Hugo’s story about Jean Valjean, a prisoner who steals a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s starving children, is sent to […]
In Martin Sheen’s new film, “Stella Days,” he plays a priest in a small town in rural Ireland of the 1950’s. It is a story about the excitement of the unknown versus the security of the familiar, as those in […]
Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in “Skyfall.”
I love this adorable faux ad for a bagpipe collection! They sure know how to have fun at Pixar.
A new clip from one of the movies I am most looking forward to, Pixar’s “Brave.”
Yes, these trailers look a lot alike and are both stories about people who create imaginary ideals who come to life, but I can’t help it — I want to see them both!
Step Up gets all Occupy in its next installment and it looks like a blast!
The summer movie season kicks off this week with the year’s most eagerly anticipated superhero movie, “The Avengers,” with an all-star cast of Marvel characters including returning stars Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), […]
As you file your tax return today and listen to the candidates debate the “Buffett rule” and terms like “carried interest,” here is a look at one perspective on the complexity of the tax code.
I love voice actors and I’m very excited to see what looks like a great documentary.
Zac Efron stars in “The Lucky One,” opening April 20.
Can’t wait to tell you more about this excellent film, based on the best-selling book about a young man from an evangelical family in Texas who finds himself as far from home as possible at free-thinking Reed College in Portland, […]
Coming in June — Steve Carell and Kiera Knightly star in “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” about making the most of every day you have.
“Brave” is Pixar’s first film with a female lead character. She is a medieval Scottish princess named Meridia, with the voice of Kelly Macdonald of “Boardwalk Empire” and “No Country for Old Men.” The current issue of Time has a […]
The new HBO movie from the people behind the sharp political drama “Recount” is about the McCain-Palin campaign. It stars Ed Harris, Woody Harrelson, and Julianne Moore. The movie has not been on the air yet, but Sarah Palin has […]
Kevin Kline, Diane Keaton, and Richard Jenkins star in the upcoming “Darling Companion,” about a lost dog, coming in April.
Bing! Ali Arikan has a brilliant assessment of “Groundhog Day” at Slant Magazine.
One of the most eagerly anticipated movies of 2012 is “The Avengers.” Here’s a teaser ad to be shown during the Super Bowl.
I love complaints choirs, so I am delighted to report that there is a forthcoming documentary that asks what people have to complain about and shows them having a wonderful time singing about their complaints. When I get an update […]
We are very proud to present an exclusive clip from Valerie Donzelli’s “Declaration of War,” the moving true-life tale of two resilient young parents’ (Valerie and her co-writer/star Jeremie Elkaim) struggle with their child’s illness. The film premiered at the Cannes […]
Here’s a clip from the delightful short accompanying “Beauty and the Beast 3D,” now in theaters. “Tangled 2″ will be shown on the Disney Channel later this year.
January is chronically the worst month of the year for movies as the studios release their back inventory of duds. But this month looks unusually promising. “Beauty and the Beast 3D” opens on January 13. That ballroom scene is going […]
I just read something that made me very excited about James Cameron’s upcoming sequel to “Avatar.” The first one was a leap forward in technology of 3D and motion capture (now often called “performance capture” to emphasize the contribution of […]
The first “Men in Black” is one of my favorite films of the 1990’s. The second was a terrible disappointment and clearly hacked up before release as shown by its slim running time and unsatisfying and conclusion. I keep hoping […]
Pete Docter is the guy behind some of Pixar’s best films. He wrote and directed “Up” and “Monsters, Inc.” and provided the story for “Wall•E.” Any time there’s an announcement about a new Docter project it is exciting but this […]
The Heart of Christmas is based on the inspiring true story of a community that came together to give one very ill little boy one last Christmas. It will be broadcast this Sunday at 7 and 9 Eastern and we are […]
Next year will bring not one but two new movies about Snow White. One looks like an “Ella Enchanted“-style or “Shrek“-ish post-modern version, with Julia Roberts as the evil queen and Lily Collins (daughter of rocker Phil Collins, last seen […]
This is the busiest time of year for movies with a bunch of holiday releases for families, big-budget and high profile films to check out while shopping or celebrating, and end-of-year prestige films opening in time to be considered for […]
“The Artist” is a brand new black and white silent movie. It has James Cromwell, John Goodman, and Penelope Ann Miller in supporting roles and two actors new to America in a story about a silent-era star whose career crumbles […]
I’m really looking forward to Arthur Christmas, the latest stop-motion animated film from the folks behind “Wallace and Gromit” and “Flushed Away.” This one features the voices of Hugh Laurie (“House”), Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, and James McAvoy in the […]
Joss Whedon has just finished shooting a secret production on Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” starring “Firefly’s” Nathan Fillian! “Much Ado” is the play with the comically battling romance, with and earlier film starring Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branaugh. […]
I am so excited about this new movie about a gospel choir led by Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton! It co-stars one of my favorite young actresses, Keke Palmer of Akeelah and the Bee. Can’t wait!
Tonight on PBS: A Capitol Fourth with Barry Manilow, Hunter Hayes, and KC and the Sunshine Band
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Marvin Gaye Sings the Star Spangled Banner
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The Declaration of Independence -- Happy 4th of July!
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For the 4th of July: Singing Founding Fathers in "1776"
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Sesame Street's Maria Says Goodbye
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