Hollywood will be putting out 50-odd offerings, from spectacles to specialty films, between now and New Year's Eve. NPR's Bob Mondello picks three pics about the artistic process to highlight here.
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Marc Hirsh marks the 25th anniversary of the great bad-movie snark-off by taking an unpopular opinion about two poor fellas who got stranded in space playing with robots.
There's been a lot of talk about Katniss Everdeen as an unconventional heroine, but she's also got a pretty unconventional love interest, in that he would be a more Hollywood-conventional girlfriend than boyfriend.
The way we talk about films, audiences, and expectations often reflects not just what happened, or even what usually happens — it reflects what amounts to little more than mythology.
About Time is the most manipulative story of a man taking advantage of his gifts to trick a woman into falling in love with him that critic Chris Klimek has ever loved.
Well, sure. You could choose to think all the good things about The Sound Of Music, but you could also chose to think all the weird things. (Besides the fact that NBC has decided to remake it.)
Glenn McDonald offers a list of films you might put on in the living room on Halloween night, just to make sure you don't get too much peaceful sleep.
Sometimes, kids' movies are more fun to watch as an adult. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Disney's Hocus Pocus boasts a heaping helping of adult humor and a bewitching Bette Midler in fake buck teeth.
Short takes on some of this week's movies, including the remake of a horror classic, a French period piece and a homage to the '50s creature feature.
When you see a valuable comic locked up in a safe, it's fair to wonder whether it's really intended for people other than ardent fans to enjoy, or even to know about. But a new documentary airing on PBS uses superheroes to tell a larger tale of American popular entertainment.
Chris Klimek considers the exciting action movie Captain Phillips, which also happens to be a harrowing story of a real-life, rather awful event. He wonders: How do directors and actors dramatize miserable situations without trivializing them? Is it even possible?
A new collection of Three Stooges cartoons may not be the team at its best, but there's something reassuring about seeing them in their later years, still poking each other in the eyeballs just like you remember.
Matthew Weddig explores the phenomenon of Rocky Horror midnight shows with "shadow casts." While they're well-known as cultish fan events, some performers say they also serve an additional role as a place where lots of kinds of bodies can find a place to dance.
With a new book out that purports to be a novel but actually isn't, James Franco seems to have mastered celebrity in an unexpected way. He has so many images at this point — stoner, student, artist, bro — that he seems to have no image at all.
A lovingly shot valentine to the hard work and distilled emotion of dance, Alan Brown's film is an unpretentious charmer.