There was very little female presence in the very masculine 2007 film “300,” though Lena Headey grabbed her share of the spotlight as Sparta’s Queen Gorgo to the story’s King Leonidas. But this time around, in “300: Rise of an Empire,” there’s some juicer stuff for the female actors to chew on.
Surprise! There might actually be some suspense at this year’s Oscars ceremony.
There’s not much to complain about regarding terrific, horrifying, insightful exploration of the hell of war. But let me get one thing off my chest. Nope, it’s not that it’s in Russian and German, and that I had to read it; it’s not the...
I’ve gotta confess. I am not a fan of the wildly popular Japanese style of animation known as animé. This Oscar-nominated animé feature, by the revered and apparently now retired director Hayao Miyazaki (“Howl’s Moving Castle,” “Spirited Away”)...
Hollywood is in a tizzy over who will take home an Academy Award this year. This is the first time I can remember that the Academy did it right with whom they chose to honor.The 86th annual Academy Awards will air at 7 p.m. EST Sunday on ABC.
With apologies to Billy Shakespeare, I have not come to praise “Pompeii” but to bury it, preferably under a mile of lava.
I still remember, as an 8-year-old, seeing “The Last Days of Pompeii” and being wowed by the size of star Steve Reeves, a pretty good alligator fight and a terrific lion fight, but even at that age, being disappointed by the hokey, blatantly fake...
Watching “Endless Love” is like experiencing a Hallmark Hall of Fame revision of “Romeo and Juliet,” written by William Shakespeare’s long-lost cousin, Mandrake. “Romeo, Romeo, where the heck are you, Romeo?”
The magic and the resulting international popularity of the once-forgotten Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) was in his use of light, specifically the way he had it come pouring in through windows, illuminating the subjects in his oil...
People with cold hearts need not buy a ticket to this extremely warmhearted movie. Others who should stay away include those who aren’t fans of the fantasy genre.
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