Somewhere near the end of this indie feature about the lifestyles and foibles of the young and uncommitted, a character exasperatedly exclaims: “You can't change the world with a single conversation.” Agreed. Instead, Twogether presents a ...
This likable comedy is equal parts silly and sweet.
Despite the fact that Tyler Perry relies on contrivances and sentimentality, he manages to spin a good yarn in the process.
One-man moviemaking machine Tyler Perry drops his usual cross-dressing comedics for this melodrama about two family dynasties – one black, one white – rocked by scandal.
The creative powerhouse known as Tyler Perry is back in front of and behind the camera with this predictable film about four married couples.
The auteur from Atlanta dons his Madea drag once more to spread holiday cheer.
Tyler Perry also stars in his latest film, playing a wealthy businessman whose orderly life comes undone as the result of a good deed.
Tyler Perry's Madea delivers a couple of young delinquents to their only living relative, a shady nightclub singer who must rise to the occasion.
Just what's needed in the big house – Perry's pistol-packing granny.
Madea is tasked once again with fixing a broken family.
No luck: Madea doesn't assume a new identity and disappear. Instead the old gal takes in Eugene Levy, playing an investor implicated in a Ponzi scheme.
Tyler Perry's latest feel-good drama about African-American family relationships scores its best casting with Angela Bassett in the lead, but otherwise falls prey to Perry's slipshod filmmaking technique.
Perry's melodrama centers an ambitious, married woman's dalliance with a handsome billionaire.
Tyler Perry makes a comedy about single mothers who don't get enough credit.
Reuniting the same couples from his 2007 film, Perry explores the next chapter in the lives of these old friends.
Tyson (2009, 90 min., R)
Mike Tyson tells his life story in his own words in this documentary by longtime friend James Toback.
U-571 (2000, 124 min., PG-13)
The most exciting, visceral submarine sequence I've yet to see in a motion picure to this day remains the opening 10 minutes of James Cameron's The Abyss. Cameron's underrated underwater adventure flick eventually bogs down into ...
U-Turn (1997, 125 min., R)
Seconds after the first few frames unspool, U-Turn declares itself as an Oliver Stone movie, no help needed from the flickery, peyote-dream credits. Yet for all its unmistakable visual trademarks (hypersaturated colors; mad-scientist tinkering with film ...
Even hardcore sequelphobes have to admit it's a pretty cool idea: a The Fugitive-redux manhunt movie focusing on U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard, Jones' stoically relentless flatfoot character from the original 1993 megahit. But somewhere between concept ...
U2 3D (2008, 85 min., G)
Feature-length, 3-D concert film of U2's global Vertigo tour in 2006 was filmed at several shows. On the IMAX screen, these Irish rockers really rattle and hum.
Most kids' films these days seem to fall into one of two categories: shameless, animated marketing tools (Pokémon et al.) or cliché-encrusted, live-action morality tales featuring non-human sidekicks (Air Bud, the execrable Monkey Trouble). It's the ...
In this formulaic battle of the sexes, no one will be mistaking Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler for Hepburn and Tracy.
For rural Florida beekeeper Ulysses Jackson (Peter Fonda), work is life's purest essence. Even when all-night toil in the tupelo swamps leaves his back so wrecked he has to sleep on the dining-room floor, it still ...
In this inspirational film, a deceased tycoon's will decrees that his grandson perform a series of tasks to determine if the young man is worthy of inheriting the fortune.
This inspirational film based is both a sequel and prequel to The Ultimate Gift, and is based on Jim Stovall's novel.
Ultraviolet (2006, 88 min., PG-13)
In an opening voiceover, a superhuman killing machine warns, “I was born into a world you may not understand.” Boy hidee, she ain’t kidding, and fully 88 minutes later, that world is still pocked with incomprehensibility.
Ulysses' Gaze is one of those films that appeals to what might be called art-movie machismo: Hey buddy, how long can you stare at images of silently drifting fog banks, pretending to be overwhelmed by the ...
This cinematic pop opera is a disorienting, strange experience at first -- every word is sung, even the most banal of dialogue -- but only the most cynical will ultimately resist the unique allure of The ...
Calling John Hughes: Former Freaks and Geekster Paul Feig has got your number.
The Unborn (2009, 88 min., PG-13)
A young woman is possessed by the spirit of her twin brother who never made it to term in this film directed by esteemed horror writer David S. Goyer.