'The Secret Children'

May 8, 2014

'The Secret Children'

Hiroshi Nakajima is one of the few Japan-born directors working in Hollywood, and his second feature, “The Secret Children,” opens tomorrow. Exploring the issue of human clones with an all-American cast, “Children” has the uminstakable sheen of a made-in-the-USA sci-fi thriller. That said, Nakajima’s ...

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

May 8, 2014

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

Director: Francis Lawrence Language: English Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is back for another round of the Hunger Games in a futuristic world controled by dictator President Snow (Donald Sutherland). Once again, a group of teenagers from different “districts” are ordered to fight each other ...

This tale of brutal vengeance is no fantasy

May 1, 2014

This tale of brutal vengeance is no fantasy

A thousand things can go wrong in a kidnapping investigation, and “Prisoners” goes through about 100 of them before you lose count. After that it’s easy to blackout under the chokehold of desperation that defines both the film and its protagonist, Keller Dover (Hugh ...

'Prisoners'

May 1, 2014

'Prisoners'

Cinematically speaking, Thanksgiving is beginning to have the same connotations as the white picket fences and manicured lawns of suburban America: symbols of disaster or tragedy. In “The Company Men” (2010), Ben Affleck feels his jobless life unravelling at the Thanksgiving table. In “Four ...

'Labor Day'

May 1, 2014

'Labor Day'

There’s nothing like an extremely stressful situation to bring people together. Keanu Reeves said something like that in “Speed,” and by the end of the movie he had a relationship in the works with Sandra Bullock. By the sequel, though, they had already broken ...

'R.I.P.D. (Ghost Agent)'

May 1, 2014

'R.I.P.D. (Ghost Agent)'

Director: Robert Schwentke Language: English Everyone deserves a second chance, especially murdered cops. Roy (Jeff Bridges) and Nick (Ryan Reynolds) return to the land of the living to join the R.I.P.D. (Rest in Peace Department) and track down the culprits who killed them. The ...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

Apr 24, 2014

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

Spider-Man returns once again — something other superheroes also have a tendency of doing. Marvel Comics’ entomological superhero, aka Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), is up to his web-spinning ways again in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ — the second in the rebooted “Spider-Man” movie series ...

'Omamamia'

Apr 24, 2014

'Omamamia'

Let’s get one thing clear: Women want to lose weight. Even if they’re rail thin, women still want to be skinnier than they are. That is, everyone except German actress Marianne Sagebrecht, who wears every one of her pounds with regal grandeur and walks ...

'Prison Break: The Final Break'

Apr 24, 2014

'Prison Break: The Final Break'

Directors: Brad Turner and Kevin Hooks Language: English Good news for “Prison Break” fans — the last episode of the series is out on Hulu.jp and it’s a gut-wrencher. Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies) is wed to Michael (Wentworth Miller) but she’s yanked out of ...