Movie Review: Annie

Reel Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating:...more

Best of 2014: Top 5 Inspirational Teen Movies Based on Books

Movie options for teens just keep getting better and better, and many of the most inspirational movies are adapted from best-selling books. Here’s our top five inspirational teen movies based on books in 2014. 1....more

Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Reel Rating: 5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating:...more

New in Theaters: Week of Dec. 22, 2014

New in theaters this week is Meryl Streep as a witch, Amy Adams as a secret artist, and Jack O’Connell as a war hero in a movie directed by Angelina Jolie. Here’s a peek at what’s opening wide in theaters this week. BIG EYES PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language | In Theaters 12/25 | Ok for Kids 13+ | The Weinstein Co ....more

Aretha Franklin, Oprah Winfrey Shine at NY Premiere of ‘Selma’

Aretha Franklin at the NY premiere of “Selma” | Paula Schwartz Photo Aretha Franklin turned up at the premiere of “Selma” at the Ziegfeld Theater Sunday night and looked terrific in a leopard print fur jacket. She waved to the crowd and created a tsunami of excitement on the red carpet. One videographer threw himself worshipfully on the ground at her feet ....more

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: 10 DVD Sets for British TV & Film Lovers

“Upstairs Downstairs,” “Jeeves & Wooster” and “Agatha Christie’s Poirot” are just a few of the most excellent British titles released on DVD and Blu-ray year. Let’s take a look at 10 Must-Have sets for British TV and film fans. 1. Upstairs Downstairs: The Ultimate Collection Released Nov ....more

Bradley Cooper Talks Bulking Up for Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’

Bradley Cooper talks “American Sniper” | Paula Schwartz Photo Bradley Cooper, who does hilarious impersonations of his celebrity pals, showed off his latest impression of Clint Eastwood, who directed him in his new film “American Sniper,” for a BAFTA crowd after a recent screening and Q&A. It was on a Monday, Cooper’s only day off from his Broadway performances of “Elephant Man,” and he looked slender and agile, unlike the character he portrayed on screen, real-life Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who completed four tours of duty in Iraq and was the deadliest marksman in U.S. military history with some 160 kills. Cooper bulked up for the role to resemble the real-life man who was huge, had a wide neck and imposing stature ....more

Modern Family, Birdman Lead SAG Awards

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards have released their list of nominees in five film and eight TV categories, as well as outstanding action performances by film and TV stunt ensembles. Well, more specifically,...more

New in Theaters: Week of Dec. 15, 2014

That time has arrived, my friends. “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies” arrives in theaters this week, bringing a conclusion to the “Hobbit” trilogy, which is a prequel to the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Let’s not kid ourselves – there will hopefully be more Tolkien movies (I’m gunning for “The Silmarillion”), but this is a big moment for fans of Middle-earth ....more

Movie Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings

Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating:...more