May 7: DVD alternatives to ‘Iron Man 2’

There’s only one story at the multiplexes this weekend: Iron Man 2, officially the most saturated new release ever at North American theaters. The film lands at 4,380 locations today — 14 more than The Dark Knight boasted two years ago — and will be on multiple screens at many of those venues. If you … more…

Comic Books Unbound (review)

It’s an entry in the ongoing series ‘Starz Inside’ that the cable network Starz likes to label ‘documentary,’ but this one, at least, feels exactly like the kind of promotional filler you find filling up odd scheduling holes on premium movie channels (it’s suspiciously 59 minutes in length).

Pride and Glory (review)

Well, this is refreshing. In a world where we’re all used to movie trailers that begin with ‘In a world where…’ and then go on to reveal the entire plot for us, it turns out that the trailer for Pride and Glory does not, in fact, do that, even though it looks like it does.

5 reasons I’m psyched for ‘Pride & Glory’

All this week! 5 movies I’m psyched for in October, and 5 reasons why. No. 5: Pride & Glory [opens wide October 24]. 1. Norton! Farrell! They’re cops! 2. Colin Farrell does a killer New York accent. No pun intended. 3. I have this weird feeling — I don’t know why, and I concede that … more…

Death to Smoochy and Panic Room (review)

A movie is never more of a crushing disappointment than when you’ve gotten your hopes up, when against your better judgment you’ve bought into the hype and the advertising and the how-can-it-miss high concept. Imagine how sad the entire geek community is going to be if Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man sucks. (But it can’t suck, right? Right? I mean, it’s Sam Raimi. It’s Spider-Man. Please, whatever movie gods there are, don’t make it suck. Don’t do that to us.)