A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided. Riddick Distributor: Universal Having been left for dead in more ways…
The Ultimate Gift
A terminally dull piece of faith-based family-values filmmaking designed to appeal strictly to the converted.
Jimmy Fallon has been able to persuade Bruce Springsteen to sing "Whip My Hair" and President Obama to "slow jam the news." He's the Everyfan who loves to celebrate, not skewer, pop culture. He's not…
Richard Curtis returns to a quintessentially English milieu with this sweet, familiar and reassuringly bland romance.
With the acquisition of Marvel and Lucasfilm, Disney XD — the Disney Channel satellite aimed at boys — has a whole new super-powered arsenal at its disposal. Still, mining those libraries with an eye…
Baz Luhrmann took me by surprise four years ago when he confided over lunch that he intended to shoot "The Great Gatsby" as his next movie — he explained that he had become obsessed with the "Gatsby"…
Moving into the indie sphere, FilmDistrict has launched High Top Releasing to provide theatrical booking services to independent producers. The label, a subsidiary under FilmDistrict, will provide…
What a strange, bloody journey it was for “Spartacus,” whose latest iteration, subtitled “War of the Damned,” completed its run on Friday night. Before getting to the merits of the finale…
The ultimate James Bond swag: Only 11,000 of Omega's limited edition, steel-on-steel "Skyfall" watches were made.
Spending on consumer electronics will account for one-third of all holiday gift-shopping this year, according to the Consumer Electronics Assn. -- but finding the right gift for the gadget-hound on…
There's a heaping helping of inspirational uplift for family auds to sample in "The Lamp," an innocuous feel-good indie about a deeply depressed man saved by a mystical spirit.