Major Releases

The Best of Me
Film Review: The Best of Me

Fans of Lifetime TV movies–and previous adaptations of books by Nicholas Sparks–will derive sentimental satisfaction from this handsomely mounted, ultimately hokey romance. For anyone else, it’s an all-too-typical adaptation of a book by Nicholas Sparks. More »

The Book of Life
Film Review: The Book of Life

This animated feature is tricky to get into, but soon enough becomes a colorful piñata spreading goodies hither and yon. More »

Fury Review
Film Review: Fury

American tanks fight superior German forces in the closing days of World War II. More »

Film Review: Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Virtuosic camerawork and a stellar ensemble of actors more than make up for the occasional moment of portentous twaddle in Alejandro G. Iñárritu's latest—and maybe his best—film. More »

St. Vincent
Film Review: St. Vincent

Good will and some good acting cannot save this overly mawkish conceit, disguised under a deceptive blanket of feistiness. More »

The Judge
Film Review: The Judge

Estranged son defends his father on a hit-and-run charge, fighting his own problems in the process. More »

Film Review: Addicted

Sex addiction, Cinemax-style. More »

Dracula Untold
Film Review: Dracula Untold

Vampires! They’re just like us! At least as director Gary Shore re-envisions Dracula in this origin story. Trouble is, being down-to-earth is not as spooky as exotically strange fang-sprouters are. More »

Kill the Messenger
Film Review: Kill the Messenger

Political thriller about Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb’s exposé of U.S. government and drug trafficking connections in the 1990s in order to push an anti-Communist agenda in Nicaragua is distinguished by Jeremy Renner’s supercharged performance and the muscular, rapid-fire cinematic style so suited to his character’s get-that-story drive. More »

Film Review: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Broad, slapsticky extension of the classic children's book examines what happens when not just Alexander but all his family has a terrible, horrible, etc. day. More »

The Good Lie
Film Review: The Good Lie

Sudanese refugees survive a brutal civil war, only to struggle to build new lives in Kansas City. Low-key, appealing drama is an unassuming winner. More »

Gone Girl
Film Review: Gone Girl

Unlikeable people are up to no good in David Fincher’s entertaining adaptation of a cynical Gillian Flynn novel. More »

Film Review: Annabelle

Chucky needn't be worried. More »

Left Behind
Film Review: Left Behind

A turgid combination of proselytizing and disaster-film tropes. More »

Men, Women & Children
Film Review: Men, Women & Children

Families in a Texas suburb face problems in this well-meaning but simplistic melodrama. More »

Film Review: Pride

Disarming true-life tale of gay activists who lend their support to a community of striking Welsh miners during the Thatcher era. A marketing challenge, but word of mouth should be strong. More »

The Equalizer Review
Film Review: The Equalizer

Former agent is drawn out of hiding to fight a Russian gang in a reboot of the 1980s television series. More »

The Boxtrolls
Film Review: The Boxtrolls

Another amazingly meticulous and stylish stop-motion tale from the Laika studio, this time focusing on a boy adopted by a population of maligned underground trolls. More »

The Song
Film Review: The Song

In the faith-based The Song, both the viewer and the lead, Alan Powell, get to have it all—sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll—and still get a redemptive uplift. That’s the reassuring thing about Christianity, at least in this simple but sensual presentation. More »

The Maze Runner
Film Review: The Maze Runner

Youths try to break out of a deadly maze in the latest young-adult doomsday thriller. More »

This is Where I Leave You
Film Review: This Is Where I Leave You

Siblings bond, fight and face new problems after the death of their father in an ensemble dramedy based on the best-selling novel. More »

Hector and the Search for Happiness
Film Review: Hector and the Search for Happiness

A good cast comes and goes and can’t quite carry this overly stylized, globetrotting dramedy, about one man who literally searches high and low in his pursuit of true happiness. More »

Film Review: Tusk

Kevin Smith kicks the dust off his filmmaking career with a wild, wooly walrus tale. More »

Walk Among the Tombstones Review
Film Review: A Walk Among the Tombstones

A grim ’70s-style detective story whose narrative failures are overshadowed by evocative turn-of-the-millennium anxieties and a world-weary tough-guy performance from Liam Neeson. More »

The Guest
Film Review: The Guest

A grieving family opens its doors to a polite young man who knew their late son when both were serving in the military in this cautionary thriller about the perils of taking things–and people–at face value. More »

No Good Deed
Film Review: No Good Deed

This one certainly doesn't go unpunished, at least for the audience. More »

The Drop review
Film Review: The Drop

An excellent cast carries this familiar crime story that relies on revelations a little far-fetched. More »

Dolphin Tale 2
Film Review: Dolphin Tale 2

Handicapped dolphin Winter finds a new friend in this wholesome sequel to a family favorite. More »

The Skeleton Twins
Film Review: The Skeleton Twins

A film with many shortcomings, yet notable for its ensemble cast and fine acting. More »

The Identical
Film Review: The Identical

What if there were two Elvises? Better yet, what if this silly film had never been made? More »



CineAsia to honor Major Cineplex's Vicha Poolvarluk

Vicha Poolvarluk, chairman of Major Cineplex Group, will receive the 2014 “Exhibitor of the Year” Award at CineAsia More »

Australian International Movie Convention announces diverse program

The 69th Australian International Movie Convention will be held Oct. 12-16 at Jupiters Hotel & Casino More »

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