April 1, 2015 08:02
Yet even saddled with a fatally flimsy premise that pounds most of its jokes into the ground, the two stars bring a likable energy to the proceedings, sometimes finding laughs where none would otherwise be found. And, even as the film adheres to stereotypes, it manages to score few points by satirizing those stereotypes....
April 1, 2015 08:02
Given Penn’s much-publicized humanitarian efforts in war-torn regions around the world, one might expect the film’s portrayal of political corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo to be more developed and more topical, but it’s merely a device to get the proverbial ball rolling and the action started....
April 1, 2015 08:02
Beautifully shot by Sean Porter, the story explores Kumiko’s drab existence in Tokyo. Friendless, unmarried, disdained by co-workers and endlessly harangued by her mother on the phone, she impetuously decides to follow her quixotic dream, flying to Minnesota in search of her treasure....
March 25, 2015 08:01
The film, set in Depression-era North Carolina – and, therefore, filmed in the Czech Republic – stars Cooper as George Pemberton, a logging baron who woos and wins, in about 60 seconds of screentime – Lawrence’s equestrienne Serena Shaw, who quickly asserts herself as....
March 25, 2015 08:01
Lest one think this is some sort of steamy lesbian romp, it most definitely is not. For one thing, the more overtly sexual scenes are almost completely devoid of nudity....
March 18, 2015 07:59
At the heart of the film is the struggle of Kolya (Aleksey Serebryakov) to hold onto the property that has been his family’s for generations, but which is coveted by the region’s mayor (Roman Madianov) for its value. Despite the efforts of his lawyer Dimitri (Vladimir Vdovichenkov), the Russian bureaucracy is unsympathetic to Kolya’s appeal....
March 18, 2015 07:59
The robot is rechristened “Chappie” by its captors, who include Yolandi and Ninja (played by South African rap/ rockers Yolandi Visser and Ninja, nee....
March 11, 2015 08:09
Clement and Waititi wrote and directed the film, an expansion of a short they had made years ago. They also star as Vladislav and Viago, a pair of bloodsuckers who share a house in modern-day Wellington, New Zealand, with fellow vampires Deacon (Jonathan Brugh) and Petyr (Ben Fransham)....
March 11, 2015 08:09
Vaughn (once again) plays a fast-talking wheeler-dealer who thinks he knows everything, but really doesn’t, and wears a slightly alarmed expression throughout that suggests flop sweat. A glum Wilkinson, in a role vaguely echoing The Full Monty....

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