Displaying results 1 - 25 of 95 for cinema of the united states. Subscribe to this search
Robert Rodriguez's "Machete Kills" is a sequel based on an end-credits joke from a film that was itself based on a joke trailer contained within a half-joke grindhouse homage. Exactly how many degrees such an endeavor is removed from anything resembling serious cinema would require Jean Baudrillard to calculate, yet for more immediate filmgoing purposes, all there is to see here is a surprisingly long-lived gag finally running out of gas. As violent as its predecessor yet noticeably duller and less outrageous, "Machete Kills" is dragged to the finish line entirely by its director's madcap energy and an absurd cast of major stars in strange cameos.
HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut is a small state that can be crossed in a matter of hours, depending on traffic, offering relatively easy access for travelers looking to visit various corners of the state. One compact area packed with attractions is the southeastern region, which includes Long Island Sound and a popular shoreline state park, Yale University's hometown of New Haven, sites related to New England's maritime and military industry, and the University of Connecticut in the eastern part of the state. Here are five free things to do and see there.
Two of the film industry’s most famous figures will be in Phoenix to present clips from and talk about their blockbuster movies.
Is Morgan Spurlock selling out?
PORTLAND, Ore. — The father of an Arizona teenager whose body was found near his abandoned SUV in the woods of southern Oregon said his son was "a young man who had a broken heart."
"We're the Millers" is an identity comedy with identity issues.
On and off screen, it's been a bruising summer for Hollywood.
Maybe Vera Farmiga unwittingly scratched a bug bite and left three claw marks on her thigh.
A guide to movies from a family perspective:
"Despicable Me 2" is trampling the Johnny Depp Western at the holiday box office, according to studio estimates released Friday. The animated Universal sequel has collected three times more than the Disney cowboy caper since both films debuted Wednesday (plus limited Tuesday-night showings).
Kokopelli, the dancing-Indian flute player with wild-flowing hair, carries a bag on his back rumored to contain seeds and magical tokens. Nah, he just likes to shop.
Local favorites Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers are among the bands slated to play the Red, White & Rawhide Independence Day event Thursday, July 4, at Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse in Chandler.
Staggeringly implausible, cartoonishly comical, Roland Emmerich's "White House Down" is refreshingly dumb.
Expectations are an interesting thing. Sometimes, you do your best to keep the bar low and are blown away; other times, anticipation builds to a point where you can't help but be let down at whatever final product finds its way into your lap.
Just an advisory note to all Maricopa County Regional Library User parents: unless you put a parental control on your child’s library card, any child can check out any DVD, even sexually explicit “R-rated” movies. Please monitor your child’s library card and activity for their protection, especially over the summer months. It is our duty to protect our children.
"Mud" has the feel of a classic, although it's perhaps not enthralling enough to be one. The third and most elaborate feature to date from writer-director Jeff Nichols seems to have been adapted from a novel that doesn't exist -- something by James Lee Burke, perhaps, or Cormac McCarthy, or some other specialist in frequently violent tales about the challenges to masculinity and the forging of new identities that face rural people who belong to a sprawling modern world -- who might be hanging out in a supermarket parking lot one moment and falling into a creek full of deadly cottonmouths the next.
Tempe moviegoers got more than they bargained for Saturday night when rain caused part of the theater ceiling to fall on them.
Recognized for his Emmy Award-winning role as the gruff news director Lou Grant on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its spinoff series, “Lou Grant,” actor Edward Asner will perform the solo drama, “FDR,” at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22.
In the eight years I’ve taken on the regular duty of reviewing movies, 2012 just might have been the best. It wasn’t easy compiling a top 30 list for a 12-month period of so many diverse, outstanding films. I found myself having to make some absolutely painful snubs, including “Flight,” “The Sessions,” “The Hobbit: An Expected Journey,” and a little cinematic masterpiece by the name of “21 Jump Street.” In the end though, I managed to narrow the list down to the 20 titles that best encompass 2012 in all its glory. If you’re still behind on the movies of yesteryear, consider this your ultimate movie guide to 2012.
In the eight years I’ve taken on the regular duty of reviewing movies, 2012 just might have been the best.
"Promised Land" offers an experience that's alternately amusing and frustrating, full of impassioned earnestness as well as saggy sections.
Special interests won the day in the race for the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) in 2012, and the Arizona public got legally swindled.
"This Is 40" is every inch a Judd Apatow movie, from the pop culture references and potty mouths to the blunt body humor and escapist drug use. Like all the movies he's directed — and it's amazing to think there have only been three previous ones, given his name-brand value — it's a good 20 minutes too long.
Roger Michell’s “Hyde Park on Hudson” often feels like two separate movies. One film is about Franklin Roosevelt’s love affair with his sixth cousin. The other is about King George VI and his first visit to the United States. The problem is that “Hyde Park on Hudson” can never decide which of these stories is supposed to be the A plot and which is the B plot. The narrative as a whole thus suffers with neither storyline meeting their full potential. The fact that the film centers on several fascinating real-life individuals only makes the results more disappointing.
Roger Michell’s “Hyde Park on Hudson” often feels like two separate movies. One film is about Franklin Roosevelt’s love affair with his sixth cousin. The other is about King George VI and his first visit to the United States.