The Jackie Robinson who titled his 1972 autobiography "I Never Had It Made" — and meant it — is scarcely present in "42," a relentlessly formulaic biopic that succeeds at transforming one of the most…
In the mold of Bob Lee Swagger, Dirk Pitt and Alex Cross, "Jack Reacher" is right at home among pulp-fiction tough guys Paramount has tried to turn into franchises -- this relatively generic attempt…
Between last year's ill-received drama "The Ledge" and the marginally better, more action-driven "Man on a Ledge," auds may well find themselves craving a movie in which a man threatens to jump off a…
Docu offers a heretofore unseen glimpse of the star's creative process.
An old-fashioned monster movie dressed up in trendy new threads, "Cloverfield" plays like "The Blair Witch Project" meets "Godzilla," as it charts via camcorder the desperate efforts of some…
Jennifer Garner's Elektra was clearly the most memorable thing about "Daredevil," so they revived her from apparent death and jettisoned her horned boyfriend. Yet solo adventure "Elektra" proves no…
Much of the potential dramatic juice has been drained out of "The Last Castle," a disappointingly pedestrian prison meller that falls between stools artistically and politically. Starring Robert…
X is for "X-Men," Bryan Singer's new film adaptation of the Stan Lee comic book series. Y is for "Like, why do these screen versions of graphic superhero fantasies hardly ever work?" Z is for the…