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I mean, whatever with the "X-Men" movies. It's hard to even rent an opinion on the discrete strengths and weaknesses of a franchise that has devolved to the point of "Dark Phoenix," a lavishly brutal … more
CANNES, France — Leave it to Jim Jarmusch to put the dead in deadpan. The writer-director brings his trademark laid-back style and delight in subverting genre to "The Dead Don't Die," a … more
Prepare yourselves, "Star Wars" fans: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are coming. Speaking at a communications summit Tuesday, Disney chief Bob Iger confirmed that the next "Star Wars" films will … more
"General Magic" is such an involving documentary for so many reasons it's hard to know where to begin. The title itself, as it turns out, might be best. General Magic is the name of a group … more
She was a character who, by Karen Gillan's own account, seemed destined for a single-film stint in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A "blue meanie" who could have been gone in a flash like so many … more
At the outset of "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum," Keanu Reeves' title character goes up against a towering assassin who might look familiar to Philadelphia 76ers fans.It's backup center Boban … more
Disney's "Avengers: Endgame" continued its dominance for a third weekend in a row, adding $63.1 million (a 57 percent drop) for a cumulative $723.5 million, according to estimates from measurement … more
The top-grossing films at the summer box office almost always feature superheroes, action heroes or animated characters. But last year, some of the best performers at the multiplex during the hotter … more
For audiences of a certain age, the phrase "Pokemon Detective Pikachu" might sound like utter gibberish. "Detective Pikachu" may not be for everyone — but it's surprising how much it could be. … more
If you miss the old Chucky, the straight-from-1988 Chucky, this summer's "Child's Play" remake has nostalgic scares up its sleeve for you ... with a killer twist. Rebooting the R-rated … more
The new romantic comedy "Long Shot" could have just as easily been called "She's Out of His League 2." The idea that a schlubby journalist (Seth Rogen) could win over the heart of a much-loved … more
"You should've gone for the head." So uttered Josh Brolin as Thanos last year, in "Avengers: Infinity War," just before he snapped his gloved fingers and cut the population of the known universe in … more
The newest James Bond film, currently known as "Bond 25," is taking shape, most recently with a high-profile live reveal on Thursday. Appearing during the start of production from GoldenEye in … more
"Stockholm" raises some intriguing questions, among them: Does anyone ever suggest to Ethan Hawke that he can afford to do a teensy bit less, even in a flamboyant, 110-percent sort of … more
On Tuesday evening, the motion picture academy's 54-member board of governors announced a handful of new rules for next year's Oscars. But, despite widespread speculation that the organization would … more
"Avengers: Endgame," the 22nd film in Marvel Studios' long-running superhero saga, is poised to rejuvenate 2019's box office with what is widely expected to be a record-breaking opening … more
After eight films, the Skywalker saga will come to a close this December. And now the much anticipated upcoming "Star Wars" release has an official title: "Star Wars — Episode IX: The Rise of … more
The #MeToo movement has found its film. It's not a hot new Sundance item but an Israeli feature in the works since 2012, and it will knock you out. Michal Aviad's "Working Woman" couldn't be … more
The most emotionally violent scene in "Mary Magdalene," an imperfect but affecting vision of New Testament times, depicts not a crucifixion but an exorcism — or rather, a failed attempt at one. … more
In the world of Hong Kong martial arts films, Ip Man is the gift who keeps on giving. Man, who died in 1972, was a master of a school of fighting called Wing Chun. He became a celebrated figure … more
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