July 15, 2013
Coming This Week Turbo (opening Wednesday) The title character is a lowly garden snail (the voice of Ryan Reynolds), in this DreamWorks Animation escapade about a bunch of slimy mollusks competing in the Indy 500. Watch those es-car-gots! PG The Hunt A schoolteacher, played by Hannibal's Mads Mikkelsen, is accused of sexually assaulting a child in Thomas Vinterberg's witch hunt drama. R Red 2 Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich reconvene for the sequel to their surprise 2010 guns-and-Geritol hit about a bunch of black-ops retirees back in the game.
November 24, 2012
Film New this week: Rise of the Guardians (***1/2 out of four stars) Santa, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny band together in an enchanting movie that seems as though it were cast by a tag team of Maurice Sendak and Walt Disney. - Carrie Rickey Theater War Horse Nick Stafford's Tony-winning play presents the War to End All Wars from the point of view of a horse named Joey. Clever staging, puppets, and the power of suggestion engage audiences in a play that packs a powerful antiwar message.
March 30, 2012
Reviews Ratings: ?ssssExcellent; ?sssdGood; ?sssdFair; ?sdddPoor Reviewers: C.R., Carrie Rickey; S.R., Steven Rea; D.D., Dan DeLuca;T.D., Tirdad Derakhshani; S.A., Sam Adams; K.H., Karen Heller; W.S., Inquirer wire services. New This Week Crazy Horse See Steven Rea's review on Page 5 Footnote See Steven Rea's review on Page 10. Goon See review on Page 9. Mirror Mirror See Steven Rea's review on Page 4 Wrath of the Titans See David Hiltbrand's review on Page 4. Also On Screens Act of Valor sfdd Active duty Navy SEALs wipe out hordes of bad guys in clinical strikes in this action shoot-'em-up.
January 13, 2012
PARTY WITH US . . . AND RICKY Philly.com is having a Golden Globes party Sunday night, and you're invited. Join Daily News television critic Ellen Gray and movie critic Carrie Rickey as they live-blog the show, hosted by Ricky Gervais (above), airing on NBC 10. Join in, and try to answer our trivia questions. You might win a prize. The fun begins at 8 p.m. at philly.com/GoldenGlobes.
December 25, 2011 |
Carnage . Melancholia . Shame . In 2011 these films shared a marquee. Their titles are one way of summing up the year in movies. Another way: In 2011, there were two movies about movies ( The Artist , Hugo ), two about parallel earths ( Another Earth , Melancholia ), two about World War I ( Hugo , War Horse ), two about dating in the age of hookups ( Friends With Benefits and Crazy, Stupid, Love ), two starring hand puppets ( Being Elmo , The Muppet Movie )