Few recent film franchises have been as successful as The Fast and the Furious. Its first five entries have grossed close to $2 billion, building a worldwide following of devoted fans. More »
"I was never a fan," confesses J.J. Abrams. He's talking about the “Star Trek” series created by Gene Roddenberry in 1966. So Abrams was surprised when he was asked to direct Star Trek, the 2009 franchise reboot that earned almost $400 million worldwide. More »
U.K. writer-director-editor director Ben Wheatley, 40, likes a good laugh as much as the next man, though that might not be immediately apparent from a quick look at his feature-film credits. More »
Now that first-graders are eligible for Best Actress Oscar consideration, the girl most likely to follow the lead of Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild seems to be the also exotically named, likewise six-when-she-filmed-it Onata Aprile, a pint-sized heart-tugger who plays the dickens out of the titular role in Millennium Films’ What Maisie Knew. More »
Ariel Vromen's The Iceman, based on the life and crimes of 1970s Mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski, is a throwback with a modern twist: Kuklinski is a natural-born killer, amoral and ambitious, but he's also a devoted family man. More »
There are those very rare films that grab you right away and hold you, with a combination of wit, verve, technique, a perfect cast and an irresistibly compelling premise. In the House surely is one of them... More »
Novelist Stephenie Meyer specializes in impossible romances. In The Host, Meyer creates a love rectangle, in which two guys fall in love, one with an alien soul and the other with a human, both living in the same body. More »
Prehysteric road trip: Emma Stone and Nicolas Cage get animated for DreamWorks family adventure 'The Croods'
For decades, the Flintstones of Bedrock have been thought of as prehistory's first family, but now there's a new clan of animated cavemen (and women) looking to challenge them for that title. More »
Wizards and witches: Sam Raimi, James Franco and Zach Braff pull back the curtain on 'Oz the Great and Powerful'
In terms of Wizard of Oz prequels, Disney's new Oz the Great and Powerful is less "Wicked" than "Hustling Con Man Just Trying to Get By." More »
The post-conversion 3D is disappointing, but the newest Star Trek adventure remains exciting summer entertainment with a most appealing ensemble cast. More »
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