Predictability aside, ‘Jack’ is fun adventure

“Jack the Giant Slayer” – a re?imagining of the classic “Jack and the Beanstalk” tale – is Hollywood’s latest attempt to adapt a classic fairytale into film. Some adaptations turn their source material into something darker – think last year’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” or this year’s “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” – while […]

Director Russell strikes gold with compelling ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

“Silver Linings Playbook” marks another excellent addition to the filmography of David O. Russell, acclaimed writer?director of films like “The Fighter” (2010), “I Heart

Interview | Karl Urban

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Dredd 3D’ perfectly meshes action, visuals

3D” is the best – and bloodiest – action movie released in a long time. Set in the not?too?distant future, the film portrays Earth after it has experienced an unnamed catastrophe that left the land scorched. The only break in this unending desert is Mega?City One, a megalopolis containing 800 million people in a swath […]

Movie magic permeates Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’

Though the magic of movies is a phenomenon seen and referred to less and less often, viewers of “Hugo” will rediscover cinematic magic in its full force in legendary director Martin Scorsese’s latest. The film revolves around young orphan Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield), who lives between the walls of a Paris train station in the […]