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Lilly Collins as Clary studies the demon-fighting arts and sciences under Jared Harris as Hodge Starkweather in a scene from "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
Lily Collins with Jamie Campbell Bower in "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," in which Collins' character, Clary, discovers she descends from warriors who protect the world from demons.
Of all the movie villains we've met lately, few are stranger than Delacourt, Jodie Foster's evil, white-blond, power-suited and power-hungry defense official in "Elysium," the much-awaited but ultimately somewhat disappointing new film from director Neill Blomkamp.
Hugh Jackman returns to his famed "X-Men" role, but this time in a more character-driven action film, the director says. The movie, set in Japan, falters with a predictable third act.
The story of the Lone Ranger has been told many times, on radio, in adventure novels, a TV series and several unsuccessful films. Surely it has never been given such a strange rendition as in the latest failed movie adaptation. The film is a bloated, incoherent would-be epic that stumbles li…
"Despicable Me 2" is a gag-filled delight from start-to-finish. It's got more laughs in its first five minutes - from its larynx-bending voice actors, its loopy, goofy design and its milling, mewling Minions - than "Monsters University" managed over its entire length.
Tina Fey portrays Portia Nathan, a college admissions officer, and Nat Wolff stars as high school student Jeremiah Balakian in Paul Weitz's "Admission."
"Admission" (PG-13, 110 minutes, Universal): In this off-kilter charmer, Jeremiah Balakian (played by Nat Wolff) is a high-school underachiever with a good head on his shoulders but an inconsistent report card. Jeremiah's earnest principal, John Pressman (Paul Rudd), is so determined to get …
A real-life cyberthriller with real-life consequences, Alex Gibney's "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks" is a riveting and revelatory documentary that plays out on the ground in Melbourne, London, Baghdad, Stockholm, Reykjavík, and Washington - and everywhere in the thrumming realms o…
"World War Z" promised to be some sort of ultimate zombie movie experience, and it's hard to call it that. But the first 25 minutes or so of this "Contagion"-meets-"28 Days Later" thriller will leave you breathless.
"Hava Nagila (The Movie)" traces the significant 150-year history of the ubiquitous Jewish song, perhaps best known as the hora-accompanied staple of bar mitzvahs and weddings.
The short and sweet documentary "Hava Nagila (The Movie)" is a lively portrait of what is arguably the most ubiquitous Jewish song or, as one observer wryly puts it, "the kudzu of Jewish music."
In Pixar's "Monsters University," a prequel to 2001 "Monsters, Inc.," our expert "scarers" to be - the wisecracking pipsqueak Mike Wazowski and the burly James B. Sullivan - are college freshmen with high aspirations.
Sarah Polley's extraordinary documentary, "Stories We Tell," investigates the life and death of Polley's mother, Diane. The issues Polley explores are intimate and personal - and universal.
Truth is a tricky thing. Memories can falter, secrets are clung to, and there is more than one way to see an event, interpret its meaning. Wallace Stevens had 13 ways of looking at a blackbird. Rashomon's priest and woodcutter famously offered differing accounts of a woman's attack. Hey, eve…
Keith Poulson and Jess Weixler star in "Somebody Up There Likes Me," a quirky, sincere film about everyday dramas - from sex to ambition.
Austin-based writer-director Bob Byington's "Somebody Up There Likes Me" is a difficult film to describe, but it easily inspires a deep sense of affection and connection. Words such as offbeat, charming or, Lord help us, quirky are wildly overused, and yet this is exactly the kind of film to…
Truth be told, "After Earth" wouldn't exist had Will Smith not cooked it up as yet another star vehicle for his son, Jaden.