Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, credited with scripting "The Hangover," apply roughly the same formula to a younger cast in their dumb-fun directorial debut.
With the 85th Academy Awards, Hollywood enlisted what looked like an unconventional host in Seth MacFarlane yet delivered plenty of conventional choices. Before the telecast had even ended Variety…
Though few American laws are more unforgiving than drug-related mandatory minimum sentences, “Snitch” finds a loophole big enough to drive a semi-trailer through. Designed to make empathetic citizens…
Once auds get past the amusing notion that DIY directors have groupies, all that remains is another grubby-looking, squirm-inducing indie in which things seem to hit too close to home for…
Sometimes a low budget can be a director's best friend. On "Gimme the Loot," working with non-professionals and stealing shots around New York City fit the story Leon wanted to tell: a down-to-earth…
Wide-eyed children and dying old men once again make up the majority of the Academy's live-action short offerings, making for a solid if disappointingly familiar crop of nominees.
Even separated into two feature-length programs, this least appealing of Shorts Intl.'s three Oscar shorts programs makes for a long sit.
Without uttering a single word, the five Oscar-nominated toon shorts display a stunning range of ingenuity and emotion, repping yet another first-class lineup in one of the least-seen and most…
Offsetting stiff acting with rich atmosphere, visuals and music, this long-awaited pic hits the novel's key plot points without denying its spiritual soul.
Designed to make empathetic citizens question the system, this strangely compelling issue pic plays less to auds' hearts than to their craving for testosterone.
Russia needs its own John McClane movie the way Uncle Sam needs a bright red babushka, and this subpar sequel feels suspiciously like someone tried to plug McClane into a preexisting, Moscow-set…