In "Kubo and the Two Strings," a brave, one-eyed Japanese boy is faced with divergent paths to immortality: Either he can surrender his remaining eye to his supernatural grandfather, the greedy Moon…
At the edge of Cinecittà Studios in Italy, a faux Roman statue raises its torch above all who enter. The 30-foot figure is a relic from one of the most famous scenes in cinema history — the Charlton…
Blame it on Batman, but the DC universe has gotten awfully dark in recent years, especially compared with the candy-colored competition over at Marvel. Rather than bringing levity and irreverence to…
One of the year's most delightful moviegoing surprises, a quality family film that rewards young people's imaginations and reminds us of a time when the term "Disney movie" meant something.
Call it a rebirth: Matt Damon is back as Jason Bourne in the franchise's tough, "this time it's personal" fifth installment, titled, simply enough, "Jason Bourne." To the extent that the entire…
All reboots are haunted by the specter of the movie that inspired them, but Sony's new gender-swapped "Ghostbusters" — which substitutes comediennes Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and…
It's hard to believe that it's been 15 years since the first Harry Potter movie, since author J.K. Rowling's literary creation crystallized into the form audiences followed over the course of the…
If you want to make a short at Pixar, the studio offers a special program where resident artists — those who work anywhere in the company — have the chance to pitch three ideas to a panel of…
In Hollywood's alternate history of World War II, Tom Cruise tried and failed to assassinate Adolf Hitler, before Brad Pitt finally managed to get the job done.
A talky and mostly turgid attempt by British director David Yates to build on the epic vision he brought to the final four Harry Potter movies via another beloved literary hero.
The aptly named "The Shallows" recognizes that audiences are a lot more interested in open-sea thrillers when there's a pretty actress at stake.