Christian Bale is at his simmering best in Out of the Furnace , a dark, often scary and desolate look at two brothers who get dealt numerous bad hands. Directed by Scott Cooper ( Crazy Heart ), this is not a holiday-season film designed to send you home smiling.
Russell Baze (Bale) is a good-spirited, quiet man working at the town mill. He looks out for his military-vet brother, Rodney (Casey Affleck). R...
Christmas on the Bayou (Saturday, Dec. 14, Lifetime), holiday movie: Blowing away Hallmark and ABC Family in sheer Original Holiday Movie output this season, Lifetime features Christmas cheese-doodles that almost always follow the same template: Workaholic urban Career Woman/Single Mom with a Precocious/Sullen Son retreats to Small Town USA to find a flannel-shirted Mr. Right and/or lost Christmas ...
My personal list of truly great TV shows is a bit short: Twin Peaks , Mr. Show , Monty Python’s Flying Circus , Happy Days (the first two seasons), Lost and this, Vince Gilligan’s epic masterpiece.
The conclusion of Breaking Bad was astoundingly, astonishingly good. Bryan Cranston’s final moments as chemistry teacher turned meth master Walter White count as one of the best series finales I’ve ever seen (along ...
1. The Wolverine* (20th Century Fox)
2. We're the Millers* (New Line)
3. 2 Guns* (Universal)
4. Red 2 (Summit)
5. The Smurfs 2 (Sony)
6. Man of Steel (Warner Bros.)
7. Jobs* (Universal)
8. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Sony)
9. Getaway* (Warner Bros.)
10. Paranoia* (20th Century Fox)
* Available for rental before Redbox and Netflix
Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite puts together a compelling argument against keeping killer whales in captivity in Blackfish .
The No. 1 argument: the death of head Sea World trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010, killed during a non-show exercise by Tilikum, one of the amusement park’s star-attraction killer whales. Trainers and friends of Brancheau recall, in chilling detail, how Brancheau died—and the ext...
Jason Statham and James Franco star in this piece of silliness from the pen of Sylvester Stallone. While I can’t say I liked Homefront , I can say that fans of Statham and Franco won’t be too disappointed, because they do good jobs of presenting the stupid material.
Statham stars as Broker, a former drug-enforcement agent looking for a new life with his young daughter—in a place he obviously should’v...