In an iconic role, Elizabeth Taylor played Cleopatra in the 1963 film of the same name.
Public fascination with Elizabeth Taylor endures. "Cleopatra," famous as much for launching her romance with Richard Burton as for any cinematic virtue, will get a 50th-anniversary release on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday. And it will be back on the big screen in select Cinemark theaters on Sunday.
Christoph Waltz, left, as Schultz and Jamie Foxx as Django portray bounty-hunting partners in "Django Unchained."The DVD was released Tuesday.
Quentin Tarantino is one of the most maddening filmmakers around. He loves movies, loves them in an omnivorous way. There is no film so obscure, no moment so bizarre, that Tarantino has not mentally filed it and considered a way to use it in one of his movies.
Jessica Chastain in "Zero Dark Thirty," which recounts the 10-year hunt for 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.
"Zero Dark Thirty" (R, 157 minutes, Sony): From the very first scenes of "Zero Dark Thirty," director Kathryn Bigelow demonstrates why she is such a formidable filmmaker, as adept with human emotion as she is with visceral, pulse-quickening action. Starting with an opening sequence that cons…
Director Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) goes for the right, terrifying touch. The film "Hitchcock" is set during the making of the classic thriller "Psycho."
"Hitchcock" (PG-13, 98 minutes, Fox): For all his creepy tendencies, Alfred Hitchcock is portrayed mostly sympathetically in "Hitchcock," in which Anthony Hopkins plays the corpulent British auteur with a combination of hauteur and playfulness. The insouciant tone is set right off the bat, w…
Albert (Jeremy Irvine) gets up some speed atop Joey, the steed who forms the main premise of "War Horse." Joey is eventually is sold for duty in the bloody fields of World War I, hence the movie's title.
"War Horse" (PG-13, 146 minutes, DreamWorks/Disney): Man's inhumanity to man is examined through a boy's mystical connection to a horse in Steven Spielberg's stirring, expertly manipulative adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's 1982 novel. The plucky steed is named Joey, a spirited colt admired f…
LOS ANGELES - Think Steve Carell and Tina Fey, you think funny,
and "Date Night" is probably funnier than it should be because of
the Second City comedy troupe veterans and supporting cast.