Warning: This discussion is thick with spoilers.
When John McClane lost his family, the movies lost much of John McClane
John McClane sneering at the title of the newest Die Hard film You won't be able to tell, superficially, that Bruce Willis has aged--his level of baldness has remained unchanged since the mid-90s--but there are some signs of wear and tear on the newest, fifth iteration of the long-running Die Hard ... More >>
The Hollywood Reporter listed the top 20 of the year a few days ago, but let's zoom in on their big 10--the ones that really rocked the box office, a handful of them going over the billion mark! Bear in mind that some of these epics are still playing, so they'll be racking in even more dough. (I've ... More >>
The most charmingly self-deprecating of all the James Bonds, Sir Roger Moore has a new book out called Bond on Bond: Reflections On 50 Years Of James Bond Movies and came to town to celebrate that plus the 50th anniversary of Bond flicks. We Bond-ed for my new column, in which Sir Roger told me: * ... More >>
License to feel
Fifty years in, out of time
A mass shooting took place at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado last night. Aurora is a suburb of Denver, a short distance from the suburb Columbine, where 13 people were killed in a mass shooting in 1999. Although initial stories reported 14 dead, WNYC's The Takeawa ... More >>
More details on the massacre at last night's midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado have trickled in throughout the day. According to Aurora police, the suspected gunman, a 24-year-old male named James Eagan Holmes, appeared near the front of a movie theater wearing a gas ma ... More >>
The hometown hero finally bucks up a little
The spider becomes a man—and a joy—in The Amazing Spider-Man
James Bond will no longer be ordering martinis "shaken, not stirred." The Bond franchise has sealed a marketing deal with Heineken, rumored at $45 million, to have the spy sip on the Dutch beer instead of the usual martini in the upcoming Bond film, Skyfall.
Where to find chow mein and dinosaur bones
Cinema meets cello
Important New York superhero Spider Man will no longer be portrayed in movies by Tobey Maguire, because Spider Man 2 was so goddamn amazing it just didn't really matter, is why. No Spider Man movie with Tobey Maguire in it was going to get any better. So now, they're restarting the franchise, ... More >>
Gunning for trouble in Bryant Park
You know her as the feisty actress from The Fast and The Furious. You also know her as the even feistier person who fought with her girlfriend. And now, Michelle Rodriguez has been announced as the guest DJ for the GO Nightlife awards, hosted by a lesbian magazine for lesbians who will be l ... More >>
Finally confirming the big lie, Hollywood-style
Neither shaken nor stirred
Talk? No, we expect you to watch
With the Mac kid at his side, John McClane is back and he's just . . . too old
Third time brings harm to the Spidey franchise; Peter Parker to wear a bubble skirt in 4.
The Bond franchise takes a gamble on a new guy and comes up aces
The X-Men survive explosions, a threat to mutant rights, and Brett Ratner
How the events of September 11 renewed Hollywood's appetite for destruction
The Wachowski brothers' supremely tasteless take on a visionary 1980s graphic novel
Batman and sobbin': Orphan grief and existential questions in a grim franchise retake
Rain of terror: Post9-11 eco-disaster special indicts Dick Cheney, promotes Fox News
Secret of the universe swallowed by infernal orange and blue orgone-light tentacle vortex
No Diesel, No Problem
Spider-Man Is Climbing to New Heights, Profit-Wise. Buying?
Hollywood Revises History, Joins the Good Fight
How 'Star Wars' Supplanted Religion, Mutated the Species, and Changed the Movies