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'Jurassic World' bites off biggest global bow of all time
LOS ANGELES

'Jurassic World' bites off biggest global bow of all time

Sunday, June 14, 2015
Dinosaurs are anything but extinct at the box office.
 
Dream cast, stale script combine for melancholy romance

Dream cast, stale script combine for melancholy romance

Friday, June 12, 2015
“I’ll See You in My Dreams” has a dream cast — Blythe Danner, Sam Elliott, and such supporting players as Mary Kay Place, Malin Akerman and Rhea Pearlman.
 
New 'Jurassic' is pure entertainment

New 'Jurassic' is pure entertainment

Friday, June 12, 2015
“Jurassic World” serves as a reminder that it wasn’t just the dazzling CGI work in “Jurassic Park” that made it such a masterpiece. It was also the combination of that imagery with a solid story.
 
Prolific British actor Christopher Lee dies at age 93
LONDON

Prolific British actor Christopher Lee dies at age 93

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Christopher Lee, the prolific, aristocratic British actor who brought dramatic gravitas to screen villains from Count Dracula to James Bond enemy Scaramanga, has died at age 93.
 
Rising actors Vikander, Harington star in new period drama

Rising actors Vikander, Harington star in new period drama

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Look closely when watching the new WWI drama “Testament of Youth,” starring Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington, and you might see an iPhone.
 

Melissa McCarthy, director on target with funny ‘Spy’

Thursday, June 4, 2015
It should be mandatory that Melissa McCarthy not make another feature film unless Paul Feig is the writer or director.
 

Debauchery gets tiresome in biopic ‘Saint Laurent’

Thursday, June 4, 2015
A flamboyant but hollow exercise in glitz and pizzazz, “Saint Laurent,” a biopic covering a formative decade in the life of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent (Gaspard Ulliel), is a riot of colors, hedonism and nonsense.
 

Latest film in ‘Insidious’ series is a scary good time

Thursday, June 4, 2015
“Insidious: Chapter 3” is scary without having to rely on gore.
 
Brian Wilson film: Mostly good vibrations

Brian Wilson film: Mostly good vibrations

Thursday, June 4, 2015
“Love & Mercy,” the new film about the rise, fall and revival of Beach Boy Brian Wilson, treats us to several of those moments when the hairs on the back of your neck stand up as you witness the miracle of a song's creation.
 

‘Entourage’ fully embraces Hollywood excess

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Like the HBO show, “Entourage” delights in Hollywood excess.
 
Schenectady’s Jamal Hill to debut film at Palace

Schenectady’s Jamal Hill to debut film at Palace

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Schenectady native Jamal Hill will be at Albany’s Palace Theatre tonight for the local premiere of “Brotherly Love,” which he wrote and directed.
 
'Rock' on solid ground with hit 'San Andreas'
LOS ANGELES

'Rock' on solid ground with hit 'San Andreas'

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson outmuscled the competition at domestic movie theaters as the earthquake epic “San Andreas” hauled in an estimated $53.2 million over the weekend.
 
‘Aloha’ feels like goodbye in Cameron Crowe calamity

‘Aloha’ feels like goodbye in Cameron Crowe calamity

Friday, May 29, 2015
Cameron Crowe fans — and that includes most movie critics — have cut him a lot of slack over the years.
 
Cast, effects produce formulaic but believable disaster film

Cast, effects produce formulaic but believable disaster film

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Disaster movies, which pre-date the zeitgeist’s fascination with a world falling apart around us, are always great measures of the state of the Hollywood art of special effects.
 
French true crime thriller lacks thrills, evidence

French true crime thriller lacks thrills, evidence

Thursday, May 28, 2015
A famous French unsolved disappearance and a mother’s decades-long search for justice is the focus of “In the Name of My Daughter.” That is the promise of the title.
 
 

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