We know a lot of families are going to be looking for wholesome entertainment that everyone can enjoy together this week. It just so happens that there are a number of new releases that might fit the bill, and as always Christy Lemire has the lowdown on exactly how family-friendly they all are.
Merry Christmas! we've got unlikely CIA operatives (The Interview, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco), a resilient war hero (Unbroken, starring Jack O'Connell and Domhnall Gleeson), an indebted English professor (The Gambler, starring Mark Wahlberg and John Goodman), fractured fairy tale characters (Into the Woods, starring Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick), and a subjugated artist (Big Eyes, starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz). What do the critics have to say?
Ava DuVernay's film Selma stars David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey, and Tom Wilkinson. Grae Drake speaks to them about why they believe there hasn't been a feature length film about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and why now is the perfect time for one.
Tim Roth, Carmen Ejogo, and Common also weigh in on whether or not they had any reservations about taking on roles that featured real-life figures.
Welcome to the Weekly Binge, where we take a closer look at the shows that are worth your time. This week, we take a trip back in time to the waning days of the British aristocracy. Here's what you'll need to know before you spend some time at Downton Abbey.
This week on streaming video, we've got a stop-motion animated film from the people who brought you Coraline and ParaNorman, a Certified Fresh crime thriller starring Tom Hardy, and a couple of uplifting stories from the UK. Then we've got a pair of noteworthy new choices on Netflix. Read on for the full list.
It's a fairly limited week for home video releases, but the good news is that all three of the big new films available are smaller Certified Fresh films that probably deserve bigger audiences. They include a drama co-starring Reese Witherspoon, a British comedy sequel, and an acclaimed dramedy based on true events. Then, we've also got a couple of seasons of television for those interested. Read on for details.
A "Big Bang Theory" repeat and new episode of "Mike & Molly" lead the competition.
"Freedom has prevailed," tweets star Seth Rogen.
The news comes a day after Justin Lin was named the film's new director.
Part of a rough few weeks for Sandler's PR team.
The "Friday Night Lights" vet is zombie bound.
Heading to the cineplex has grown into a Christmas Day tradition over the years, encouraged by a rising tide of December 25 releases that includes some of the more critically acclaimed films of the last few decades -- as well as some of the most infamous stinkers. In honor of the latter tradition, we've sorted through 30 years of Hollywood's Christmas gifts to filmgoers, and arranged a list of the releases that were pelted with the biggest lumps of critical coal. Can't make it to the theater this week? Here are 10 times when staying home for the holidays turned out to be a pretty good idea.
All Grae Drake wanted was for James Corden and Emily Blunt of Into the Woods to sell her some beans. She figured, "I'm no idiot kid wandering around in the woods like Jack. I'm a hardened journalist. This time, it won't be so easy for them to unload these beans." And then, Emily Blunt showed her just how far she was willing to go to get rid of the beans. And it was terrifying.
Action in the stars, anyone?
The new project, which Judd Apatow will produce, is set to start filming next year.
For every Elf and A Christmas Story, there are dozens of duds like Christmas with the Kranks and Deck the Halls and The Santa Clause 3 to put a damper on your cinematic fun. Here are seven holiday movies that even the most nostalgic lens can't stop from being terrible.
The Seahawks' demolition of the Cardinals was bad for ratings -- but still good enough to come in first.
Perhaps on the studio's streaming service, Crackle.
Colter will step into the role during the first season of "Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones," debuting next year.
So don't even ask, okay, Hollywood?