LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - If the Academy Awards, like Pee Wee Football, gave out trophies for Most Improved, Tyler Perry would unquestionably take one home for his latest, "Tyler Perry's Good Deeds." Over the course of six years and 11 movies, Perry has achieved an impressive comfort level behind the camera; this time around, we get things like establishing shots and coverage and a cohesive look that tend to be absent in his earlier efforts.
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - What year is it, exactly? Presidential candidates are debating birth control, the radio is blanketed with 1993's No. 1 pop song, and the latest comedy from one of Hollywood's more daring comic brain trusts deals with hippies living in a commune.
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - If you think all Best Foreign Film Oscar nominees are whispery meditations on the nature of mortality or earnest dramas set against a conflict between two rubble-strewn countries, rest assured that the Belgian import "Bullhead" falls in neither category.
LOS ANGELES, Feb 17 (TheWrap.com) - If ever there was a match seemingly made in neo-grindhouse heaven, it would be a collaboration between directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the guys behind the exhilaratingly all-bets-are-off "Crank" franchise, and actor Nicolas Cage, a man determined to star in as many ludicrous B-movies as possible in a quest to make every single Academy Award voter rue the day they ever gave him an Oscar.
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Over the last 25 years, there's been a real boom in feature animation, from Disney's re-emergence with "The Little Mermaid" to the rise of Pixar and Studio Ghibli to the mainstream distribution of adult-targeted films like "Persepolis" and "Waltz with Bashir."
LOS ANGELES, Feb 9 (TheWrap.com) - The term "action porn" gets thrown around rather haphazardly, but it's rare that a movie embodies the term quite as strongly as "Safe House."
LOS ANGELES, Feb 9 (TheWrap.com) - Macaulay Culkin is fit as a fiddle, his spokeswoman insists -- despite what "Entertainment Tonight" suggests.
LOS ANGELES, Feb 8 (TheWrap.com) - Apparently, I saw 2008's "Journey to the Center of the Earth," but remembering anything about it required digging out my old review, in which I noted, "an afternoon spent enjoying jumbo sodas and the 3-D effects of 'Journey to the Center of the Earth' isn't the worst way to kill a few hours. Just think of it more as an E-Ticket attraction and less as an actual movie."
LOS ANGELES, Feb 3 (TheWrap.com) - From a London choking in smoke and fumes to a chilly marshland blanketed in fog, early 20th century England seems tailor-made for an atmospheric horror film, and "The Woman in Black" takes full advantage of all that built-in creepiness. Produced under the recently revived Hammer Films label, it stands squarely and spookily alongside that studio's horror classics of the 1960s, back when Christopher Lee was playing vampires and Peter Cushing was chasing them.
LOS ANGELES, Feb 2 (TheWrap.com) - The heart sinks a bit with the opening shot of "Chronicle": a teenager sets up a video camera in front of the mirror and begins narrating the movie, much of which will be seen from his point of view through the lens of his own camera.