November 20, 2014
Jennifer Lawrence's 10 Best Movies
In the last five years, Jennifer Lawrence has gone from sitcom star to Oscar-winning thespian and integral component of two top-grossing film franchises -- not to mention the sort of celebrity whose goofy, down-to-earth persona makes her irresistible to meme makers and late-night talk show booking agents. She has a lot to celebrate, in other words, and with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 arriving in theaters this weekend, we decided now would be a perfect time to pay tribute to some of the brighter critical highlights from a filmography that?s only getting started. Watch your step, because it's time to Total Recall Jennifer Lawrence style!
January 20, 2012
Weekly Ketchup: Bone Adaptation Finally Moving Forward
As Hollywood got ready to head to Utah for the Sundance Film Festival, movie news slowed to a near trickle this week, with very few stories involving popular franchises or many big movie stars. What news did make this Week's Ketchup includes the comic book adaptations Bone and Atlantis Rising, and new movie projects for Kristen Wiig and Captain America: The First Avenger stars Chris Evans and Tommy Lee Jones.
March 18, 2011
Weekly Ketchup: Jennifer Lawrence Cast in The Hunger Games
This Week's Ketchup includes casting news for The Hunger Games and Superman: Man of Steel, biopics about the Somali pirate hostage crisis and filmmaker Russ Meyer, the comic book adaptations Daredevil, Preacher and The Wolverine and half a dozen other science fiction projects.
February 22, 2011
10 Movies the Oscars Made Famous
Every crop of Oscar nominees has its share of major films -- and a few surprises. Moviefone looks at 10 movies whose nominations helped raise them from obscurity.
January 11, 2011
Hollywood's New Crop of Teen Girls Has True Grit
Films that empower teen girls have historically been rather rare, but between "Winter's Bone," "True Grit," and the upcoming "Hanna" -- not to mention a new "Pippi Longstocking" on the horizon -- we're witnessing something of a renaissance.
November 30, 2010
Gotham Awards Savor Winter's Bone
The 2010 Gotham Independent Film Awards are on the books, and "Winter's Bone" is the year's big winner, walking away with "Best Feature" and "Best Ensemble Performance."
June 11, 2010
Critics Consensus: A-Team, Karate Kid Reboots Both Not Too Bad
This week at the movies, we've got a pair of 1980s reboots, one featuring a band of ragtag mercenaries (The A-Team, starring Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper), and another with an aspiring martial artist (The Karate Kid, starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan). What do the critics have to say? Don't you love it when a plan (or, in this case, a remake) comes together? And since we're asking questions, is there anything wrong with a big dumb action flick every once in a while? The critics would likely answer yes to the former question, but on the later they're largely split.