Grace of Monaco opened the Cannes Film Festival last night, and by all accounts, it was a horrible thing to endure.
If you didn't know better, you might think The Big Wedding — opening in theaters today — has all the ingredients of a good movie. Get a load of that award-winning cast: Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton!
Last night, like a fairy-tale princess in a pair of borrowed shoes, I had somewhere to be when the clock struck 12: At a midnight screening of the OMFG SO HIGHLY ANTICIPATED flick based on the page-turning books. Did Hunger Games — as directed by Gary Ross — deliver? I thought so. Tension, heartbreak, trackerjackers —…
Honestly, Love, Actually was not a bad movie. Unfortunately, its success taught Hollywood a terrible lesson: Cram a crapload of stars into one flick, and the masses will pay to see it. Off course, by "masses," we mean women, because we're the ones these projects are aggressively marketed towards. After He's Just Not…
Lady Gaga's highly anticipated album, Born This Way, has arrived! And the reviews are…mixed. The critics seem to struggle not with the artists's message, but the delivery — the word "bombastic" was used more than once.
The documentary Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel claims to go beneath Hef's bathrobed persona to reveal the man who championed civil rights, equality, and free speech. Critics say it's a two-hour infomercial that glosses over Playboy's objectification of women.
Though every review of Salt notes that it's ludicrous, critics say Angelina Jolie makes it an enjoyable (albeit mindless) thriller, and reaffirms that she's one of the few actresses who can compete with any male action star.
It's the summer's most-anticipated movie, though no one seems to know exactly what it's about. For the most part, critics say it lives up to the hype, even if it's low on actual emotion.
The reviews are in for Twilight: Eclipse, which opens today, and critics are declaring it the best film of the series. But that may be faint praise, considering that they generally hated the previous installments.
Knight and Day is basically another "big, dumb summer movie," with too many pointless action sequences and poorly-developed characters. However, Tom and Cameron's general affability makes the movie a "light and breezy way to while away a couple of hours."
Half psychological thriller and half horror film, Splice, which stars Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley, is a surprisingly smart film that explores issues surrounding bio-ethics, abortion, and parenthood through a modern-day Frankenstein story.
Prince Of Persia, which opens today, is by no means a good movie, but critics say, "a few hours of Mr. Gyllenhaal jumping around in leather and fluttering his long lashes has its dumb-fun appeal."
How bad is SATC 2? In addition to being "insipid," "condescending," and "blatantly anti-Muslim," it made reviewers experience delirious hallucinations about adding Eleanor Roosevelt as the fifth "girl" or killing them all off in a "heart-rending Death of Spock-type scene."
Last night's Lost finale may have been emotionally satisfying, but critics compare the episode's lack of answers to The Sopranos conclusion — except, "I wouldn't have expected The Sopranos finale to clear up my questions about a giant stone foot."
The It's A Wonderful Life-inspired plot of Shrek Forever After, the fourth and ostensibly final Shrek film, is a bit stale, but a funny script and fewer pop-culture references make it better than previous sequels.
Just Wright's plot follows the usual rom-com formula, but it's still a rarity. The film was directed by a woman, doesn't talk down to the audience, and features a full-figured African-American actress as the heroine, not the sassy best friend.