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 […]
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 […]
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!
“The Mighty Macs” is the heartwarming and inspiring true story of the basketball team at tiny Immaculata College in the 1970’s and how coach Cathy Rush (played by Carla Gugino) took the team to a national championship. It is rated […]
Can you believe that a movie starring Julia Roberts, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, and Ryan Reynolds has been sitting on a shelf someplace in a studio archive since 2008? And that Julia Roberts plays Ryan Reynolds’ mother? The film […]
What happens when a rock star whose music and lifestyle are based on anarchy and living for the moment becomes a dad? That’s the subject of this documentary that presents a slightly more extreme form of what every parent discovers.
I’m always excited about another version of The Three Musketeers! As we wait for this acrobatic remake from the director and star of “Resident Evil,” we can revisit some of the best of the previous versions. Here’s Gene Kelly showing […]
Louis Sarno was from New Jersey, but he fell in love with the music of the pygmy people of Central Africa. He went there in the mid-1980’s to record their music and returned because he fell in love with their […]
We teach our children not to talk to strangers and then we send them out into the internet where it is impossible to tell strangers from friends. Inspired by real events, “@urFRENZ” was written to help families discuss the complicated […]
This looks like a perfect holiday release. I love the idea of 20 seconds of insane courage!
This makes me very, very happy. For more, check it out on Facebook.
Here’s a glimpse of next year’s upcoming film co-written by George Lucas about the Tuskegee Airmen, “Red Tails.” It stars Terrence Howard, Nate Parker, Byran Cranston, and Brandon T. Jackson. It looks great. Everyone should learn about these great heroes, […]
The technology has changed and the opportunities for women and minorities have widened, but the frustrations of the workplace continue. Take a moment today to thank the working people in your life.
Summer is time for superheroes, remakes, raunchy comedies, and sequels. As the leaves begin to fall, movies get a little more ambitious, a little edgier, a little weightier, with less CGI and a bit more depth. But that doesn’t mean […]
Did you see the first glimpse of “The Hunger Games” on the VMAs? What do you think?
I have five copies of Seven Days in Utopia: Golf’s Sacred Journey, the book behind the upcoming film starring Robert Duvall and Lucas Black in the story of a young pro golfer who learns meaningful lessons from an eccentric rancher in […]
A panel at Disney’s D23 Expo 2011 has revealed some tantalizing details on two upcoming Pixar projects. My friend Brendan Connelly at Cinema Blend reports that The first announced feature, currently operating under the tongue-in-cheek title ofThe Untitled Pixar Movie About […]
From the people who made “Fireproof,” a story of men who serve and protect as police officers but find the bigger challenge in serving as fathers.
The tribute album, Muppets: The Green Album, will be out next week!
I’m captivated by this trailer for a new Disney film called “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” starring Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton.
A Unitarian minister must find a way to bring to her own life what she has encouraged in others in this moving documentary, Raw Faith.
This looks like one of those little indies that reminds us why we really do love little indies.
It would spoil the surprise to let you know what movie this is for. Just trust me and watch it! And it has The New Radicals. I am so happy.
The cast of “Glee” is going on the road with a concert tour, and Fox has announced that a 3D film of the tour will be in movie theaters late this summer. Cast members Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn), […]
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The summer of 2011 looks positively movie-rific, with big blockbusters, the last of the Harry Potter films and the first what could be some great new series — Green Lantern? Cowboys and Aliens? Smurfs? We’ve got sequels, prestige […]
One month from today, Captain Jack Sparrow will return to theaters in “Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides.” Here’s a sneak peek at the first day of location filming.
We’ve already shared an early glimpse of “There Be Dragons,” an epic action-adventure romance set during the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War, in theaters on May 6. It tells the story of London-based investigative journalist Robert Torres (Dougray Scott), […]
I’ve been looking forward to this ever since I heard about it from Mark Erlbaum. Can’t wait!
We are thrilled to be able to present an exclusive clip about director Robert Redford’s new film about Mary Surratt, the only woman charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. Surratt is played by Robin Wright […]
One of my favorite films is “That Thing You Do,” written and directed by Tom Hanks. I am thrilled that he has gone back behind the camera again for “Larry Crowne,” scheduled to open this summer, co-written with Nia Vardalos […]
The VeggieTales folks have a new Easter DVD for families and we have an exclusive sneak peek! And you know what that means — lots of laughs, great songs, and some gentle lessons. It’s Easter time in Crisper County and […]
I’m really looking forward to “Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil,” opening on April 29. I loved the original Hoodwinked for its very clever four-part intersecting narrative from the point of view of the characters and for its excellent visuals and […]
Enjoy this clip from the upcoming “Mars Needs Moms.”
The Grace Card is the story of a policeman who must find his way through bitterness and despair after the death of his son. When he is assigned a new partner, a part-time pastor, they find a way to help […]
Ayn Rand’s last novel, Atlas Shrugged, was published in 1957 and has had strong annual sales ever since. It is the story of a strike by the country’s leading industrialists and innovators as a protest of too much control by […]
A new version of the classic book by Charlotte Bronte is coming to the screen. “Jane Eyre,” the story of the shy governess who loves her brooding employer, a man with a dark secret. It has been filmed many times, […]
I’m looking forward to Gnomeo & Juliet. It’s Shakespeare’s story of star-crossed love — with garden gnomes — and an all-star voice cast of classically-trained British acting royalty including James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Dame Maggie Smith, Patrick Stewart, and….Dolly Parton, […]
This time, I’m not reviewing a film; I am appearing in one! And I am very excited. “The Flaw,” a documentary about the financial meltdown, includes me as one of its interview subjects. And it has been accepted at Sundance […]
“Born to be Wild” is a new 3D IMAX documentary about orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them – saving endangered species one life at a time. It opens April 8.
Director Tom Shadyac directed some of Hollywood’s biggest and wildest and highest-grossing (in both senses of the word) comedies: “Ace Ventura,” “The Nutty Professor,” “Liar, Liar,” and “Bruce Almighty.” He had everything money could buy. And then he almost lost […]
Happy 2011! We’ll be seeing more superheros this year (two Green — Hornet with Seth Rogan and Lantern with Ryan Reynolds, plus Thor and X-Men and Captain America) and sequels (the last of the Twilight and Harry Potter movies, plus […]
Love the title. Love the trailer. It opens next spring. Voice talent includes Joan Cusack, Seth Green, and Billy Dee Williams. Can’t wait.
Coming next summer and I am SO THERE!
The holiday movie season kicks off this week with one of the biggest movies of the year, the second-to-last in the Harry Potter series. Here are some of the movies I am most looking forward to for the rest of […]
I can’t wait to see this documentary about a hawk who decides to build a nest on Park Avenue in New York City.
Disney/Pixar has released the trailer for next summer’s “Cars 2!”
Tonight select audiences at AMC theaters across the country got their first chance to see a glimpse of the upcoming “Tron: Legacy,” the sequel to the 1982 Disney film with Jeff Bridges that was one of the first to explore […]
James Cameron has confirmed that there will be two upcoming sequels to the highest-grossing film of all time. “Avatar 2″ is scheduled for December 14, 2013 and will be followed by “Avatar 3″ a year later. He is starting work […]
“There Be Dragons” is an epic film about war, tragedy, love, and redemption, from acclaimed director Roland Joffé of “The Mission” and “The Killing Fields.” It is the story of two childhood friends who find themselves on opposite sides […]
Enjoy this peek at one of the best films of the year, a sexy, touching, whip-smart romance with Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Hank Azaria, and Oliver Platt, written and directed by Edward Zwick (“Glory,” “thirtysomething,” “Legends of the Fall”), opening […]
A Family Affair is a documentary about the unforgivable. And the power of forgiveness. Film-maker Chico Colvard has made a powerful film about his own family’s tragedy and their journey toward reconciliation and understanding. Those in the Washington, D.C. area […]
I am very excited about the upcoming release of “The Tempest” (described here as “Shakespeare’s final masterpiece”), starring Helen Mirren and directed by Julie Taymor (forever known as the woman behind the stage version of “The Lion King”). “The Tempest” […]
Two young wolves are told that everyone is either an “alpha” (pack leader) or “omega” (fun-loving comic relief). When they are captured and have to find their way home together, they learn that you can decide who you want to […]
I’m looking forward to this film about the unsung people who are responsible for some of the most indelible movie moments, cinematographers, production designers, storyboard artists, and others. Without them, the movies would be empty.
Here are my thoughts on fall movies: Sept 24 “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” Director Zach Snyder is known for striking visuals (“300″ and “The Watchmen”) so his first family-friendly film, the 3D animated story of Kathryn […]
This trailer for the “epic of epic epicness” is interactive — you can click on the screen to get points and find out facts about the movie, for example, how they got that amazing shot where Michael Cera throws an […]
Thanks to my son, Ben for suggesting this fan-made trailer for “The Expendables” that challenges all those XY chromosome types out there to make sure the Stallone/Li/Statham/Austin/Crews/Willis/etc. stunts and explosions movie opens up a can of whup-ass on the Oprah-approved, […]
One of the highlights of Comic-Con is the very early glimpses of the films that are still in production. The big, splashy events for the movies opening in the next few months are great, but the people behind the movies […]
Two things I can’t resist — Helen Mirren taking down bad guys and movies where someone says, “We’re getting the band back together.”
“The Other Guys,” starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, opens in theaters August 6th, and the film will make its World Premiere in New York City on August 2nd. But, in keeping with its “other” theme, the movie will have […]
The people behind the sensationally popular “Secrets of the Mountain” have a new family movie called “The Jensen Project,” starring Kellie Martin and premiering July 16 on NBC. It’s the story of a couple who once worked at a secret […]
“Avatar,” the top box office film of all time, had to leave theaters early to make way for “Alice in Wonderland,” so it is coming back in August with eight minutes of new footage. 20th Century Fox says, On August […]
That teaser trailer with the plastic wind-up fish floating across a desert road was intriguing, so I was glad to see more about next spring’s release, “Rango,” starring Johnny Depp.
Seth Rogan and Jay Chou star in next January’s release, “The Green Hornet.” Not excited yet? Well, wait for this — it also includes Cameron Diaz and Tom Wilkenson (“Michael Clayton”) and as the bad guy, this year’s Oscar winner […]
Here’s an early peek at “Megamind” an animated superhero (and super-villain) movie featuring the voices of Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, and Brad Pitt. It looks delightful!
A comedy with Diane Keaton, Harrison Ford, and Rachel McAdams? Oh, yes, please! “Morning Glory,” in theaters this fall, is the story of a harried morning talk show producer who brings in a once-great television journalist to improve ratings. Ford […]
Many thanks to Jennifer Kachler, Adam Donald, Daniel Sheppard, my homegirl Laine Kaplowitz, and everyone at the fabulous Bethesda Row Theatre .
I’m hoping that this fall’s “Easy A” will give Emma Stone the breakthrough role she needs to become a major star. From “Superbad” to “The Rocker,” “Zombieland,” “The House Bunny,” and even “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” she has demonstrated the […]
Coming this December 10 in 3D: “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”
When the weather gets warm, the movies get big! The summer of 2010 will be filled with big-budget sequels and remakes along with some newcomers hoping to establish new franchises. Get ready for chases, sword fights, karate, 3D, many brinks […]
British actor Aaron Johnson appears in two films that open this week. He plays the title role in Kick-Ass (featuring previous MVP Mark Strong) and he is very good both as the wimpy would-be superhero and the resilient, lithe almost-action […]
I am thrilled that this wonderful movie, which I saw at a film festival, will be in theaters this spring. Stay tuned!
Here’s the first glimpse of the animated film that came out of nowhere to get an Oscar nomination, The Secret of Kells. The New York Times’ A.O. Scott wrote, “it is only fitting that a movie concerned with the power […]
The success of “Avatar” has shown audiences how vivid and immersive 3D IMAX movies can be and so I am especially glad to see a wonderful new slate of upcoming 3D IMAX films for 2010 including Tim Burton’s “Alice in […]
The Wrap reports that the Muppets are having a comeback. After being put to pasture a few years ago following a string of disappointing films and a ho-hum return to TV, the Muppets are a pop culture phenomenon once again. […]
Lots of great stuff to look forward to in 2010. Audiences may be most excited about sequels like “Iron Man 2,” “Toy Story 3,” “Twilight: Eclipse,” and the second-to-last Harry Potter because we already know and love the characters and […]
Coming this spring is “Letters to God,” inspired by a true story, about a young boy with cancer whose daily letters to God change the life of the man entrusted with making sure they are delivered.
Take a look at the trailer for the upcoming movie “Babies,” which follows four babies from different parts of the world through their first year of life. I dare you not to say “Aw…”
It doesn’t open until next summer, but I’m already excited about this one.
One of the most eagerly anticipated movies of the year will have a record-breaking extended trailer debut this Sunday November 1, when it debuts on the world’s largest video display — Cowboy Stadium’s Diamond Vision Screen – while millions of […]
Tomorrow night, I’ll be interviewing Michael Moore at a premiere screening of his new film, “Capitalism: A Love Story.” It comes 20 years after his “Roger & Me” changed the rules for documentaries in every category. He did not pretend […]
In every corner of the world, there’s one question that can never be definitively answered, yet stirs up equal parts passion, curiosity, self-reflection and often wild imagination: “What is God?” Filmmaker Peter Rodger explores this query in the provocative non-fiction […]
Here are my thoughts on fall movies: Sept 24 “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” Director Zach Snyder is known for striking visuals (“300″ and “The Watchmen”) so his first family-friendly film, the 3D animated story of Kathryn […]
Thanks to one of my favorite bloggers, Keith Demko of Reel Fanatic, for this trailer: This is from the folks behind Good Night, and Good Luck and it looks like a sharp, smart, funny, satire with a sensational cast. Can’t […]
James Cameron says he wanted to give the fans more than a 3-minute trailer to give them an idea of what to expect from his first non-documentary feature film in 12 years, the very-eagerly anticipated (by fanboys everywhere) “Avatar.” So […]
Paul Bettany plays the Archangel Michael in “Legion,” a new film opening in early 2010, also starring Dennis Quaid, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, and “Gray’s Anatomy’s” Kate Walsh. In the film, he fights on the side of humanity when God […]
I am really looking forward to the new version of “Fame” and one reason is the talented Kay Panabaker. Her work on television series like “Gray’s Anatomy” and “Boston Legal” has been very impressive and it looks like “Fame” will […]
Here’s Mary J. Blige singing the title song from Tyler Perry’s upcoming movie, starring Taraji P. Henson and featuring Blige and Gladys Knight.
This new documentary from Chris Rock about the way African-American women think about what makes “good hair” looks terrific.
The full trailer premieres before “Bandslam” this Friday!
I know, I know, it has the inevitable “I got more from him than he ever got from me” scene and I am always cautious about “mighty whitey” (white person transforms the life of a person of color) and “magical […]
Is it because we’re in a year that ends with a nine that there are so many “nine” movies coming out? There’s “Cloud 9,” a German film about a long-married woman who has an affair. Next is “District 9,” about […]
This movie, opening in November, looks wonderfully cool. Owen Wilson, George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Anjelica Houston, and Bill Murray star in this animated film based on a book by Roald Dahl, author of “Charlie […]
Lucky Jen Yamato of Rotten Tomatoes got to interview the director of “New Moon,” Chris Weitz, taking over from Catherine Hardwicke. Some highlights: “Our aim was to make [the werewolves and vampires] look like what it says they look like […]
I’m very excited about the new Harry Potter movie, opening next Wednesday and already setting records in ticket sales. Want an early peek? Making its worldwide debut today is an exclusive podcast titled “Being Me Has Its Privileges,” from the […]
A forthcoming book and documentary about Gertrude Berg tell the story of this pioneering broadcaster, producer, and actress. According to a story in Flow Magazine, Gertrude Berg was the founder of the family situation comedy on radio and television. She […]
i’m really looking forward to Tim Burton’s upcoming “Alice in Wonderland” more than ever after seeing this picture of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. And just consider this: Alan Rickman as the Caterpillar. Brilliant!
After ten blockbuster movies that transformed the world of animation, Pixar has announced its first live action film, based on the outer-space series by “Tarzan” author Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Adventures of John Carter on Mars. It will star Taylor […]
Michael Moore has taken on General Motors, the Bush administration, and insurance companies. What’s next? A very timely film on corporate corruption, due to be released this fall. Since it relates to both of my interests and both of my […]
I was very lucky this week to have a special private briefing about some of what Disney has coming up in the next few months. The newly remastered Diamond edition of “Snow White” is a marvel, with all kinds of […]
Check out Entertainment Weekly’s gallery of shots from the set of “New Moon.” They say that even though Edward does not play much of a role in the book, fans have been assured that the popular Robert Pattinson will play […]
More from the “NatM: Battle of the Smithsonian” press conference: Ricky Gervais, creator and star of the original British version of The Office returns as the director of New York’s Museum of Natural History. He said that he loves to […]
Yesterday, I attended a press conference at the historic Smithsonian Castle and had the immeasurable and almost-surreal pleasure of sitting opposite Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais, director Shawn Levy, and screenwriters Robert Ben Garant and […]