Superior in nearly all ways to its predecessor, this second film in the prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a welcome surprise.
The auteur from Atlanta dons his Madea drag once more to spread holiday cheer.
Love Actually maestro wants to make you cry with this romantic dramedy.
In this near-wordless film, Robert Redford is compulsively watchable as a man trying to save himself from his sinking ship.
The folks at Aardman Animation, who gave us Wallace & Gromit, seve up an instant – and funny – holiday classic.
Paul Patton stars in this rom-com about a desperate-to-wed flight attendant that never achieves liftoff.
Fourteen years after the first film, this sequel finds our likable characters experiencing the pitfalls and promise of middle age.
Kasi Lemmons’ adaptation of this Langston Hughes work is a muddled church-time reverie.
Class difference and life's shambles are on Woody Allen's mind as he leads Cate Blanchett through a perfectly calibrated performance as a Park Avenue matron brought low by modern finance.
This print bestseller about a girl's coming of age amid the horrors of Nazi Germany is swaddled in maudlin melodrama in this film adaptation.
A powerful romantic adventure drives the heart of this Belgian melodrama about family and bluegrass music.
Bollywood crime thriller.
Tom Hanks is at his best in this multidimensional thriller that grabs real life by the throat.
This inspirational film is as picturesque and beautiful as a holiday card but equally two-dimensional.
It's comestibles gone wild in this animated follow-up.
Matthew McConaughey gives a searing performance in this true-life story set in the early years of the AIDS epidemic.
Vince Vaughn stars in this remake of a sweet Canadian film about a prolific sperm donor whose contributions catch up with him 20 years later.
Gru exchanges supervillainy for domesticity in this sequel, although the Minions are still the animated film's best selling point.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as a guy who prefers porn to his girlfriend Scarlet Johansson in this film which also he wrote and directed.
Orson Scott Card's supposedly unfilmable militaristic sci-fi novel makes the leap to screen.
Stallone and Schwarzenegger team up for double the fun.
The family that slays together, stays together – even in witness protection.
Animated film about the Turkey Liberation Front and the first Thanksgiving is ideologically cute, but unremarkable.
This animated film mines Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales for material, discards the most brutish bits, and applies a heavy Disney top gloss.
John Sayles' new film, which stars Edward James Olmos and LisaGay Hamilton, is the indie film icon's best work in years.
Sandra Bullock is lost in space – alone with the beauty, terror, and the laws of gravity.
There's little about this return trip to Middle-earth that feels "unexpected" or fresh.
This Jason Statham actioner is mostly predictable, but throws a few curveballs and ends up being surprisingly entertaining.
Second verse, much the same as the first: The Games may have changed but Katniss Everdeen is still our favorite pawn.
All the same gang's back for this follow-up to the hit spooker.
In this Mexican film, a man who's raised an abandoned child for six years is confronted by the birth mother who suddenly wants the girl back.
Johnny Knoxville unleashes jackassery on unsuspecting bystanders while dressed as 86-year-old Irving Zisman and accompanied by his equally brazen 8-year-old grandson.
Daniel Radcliffe stars as Allen Ginsburg in this sweet and sour story about the loves and collegiate years of some of the Beat writers.
Did the Social Security set finally get their The Hangover?
The stars shine bright in this broad yet moving overview of the last 90 years of African-American history.
This sequel is a prequel about the school days of the future Monsters, Inc. employees, Sulley and Mike.
This documentary about the Mexican drug wars and their relationship to populist narcocorrido music becomes a fascinating study of the cultural cycle of violence.
Woody is a man of few words who might not be all there, but Bruce Dern is all there and that's more than good enough for us.
Spike Lee maintains the shuddery, visceral punch of the South Korean original, but something gets lost in translation.
The writer/director of Crazy Heart returns with an all-star cast for his sophomore effort, which takes place amid the rusted-out lives of America's steel belt.
Poseiden's son and his pals reunite to retrieve the Golden Fleece, but only the film's special effects grabbed our attention.
Judi Dench and Steve Coogan star in this drama about the search for a woman's son who was taken from her when he was a toddler.
This new animated film is charmless and schematic.
Jake Gyllenhaal is a detective working a troubling case, and Hugh Jackman's wound-up father of the victim is just one of his problems.
The Marvel cinematic universe opens its gates once again, and The Dark World does not disappoint.
A snail wants to race in the Indy 500 in this new animated comedy. Opens Wednesday.
Brutal yet elegant, Steve McQueen's latest is a beautifully rendered punch to the gut about the most shameful chapter in American history.
This film is an extended hosanna to an undersung artist, the backup singer, and what a joyful noise it makes.