OK, it’s January, a notoriously dark time at the cineplex: dark in terms of genre, in terms of quality and in terms of attendance. The good news is, if you want to curl up on your couch with a good movie, there are plenty of options out there. And should you be in the mood for a little light-hearted action, well the news just gets better and better. Here are the latest and/or most popular rentals:
I usually have one of two possible complaints with time-travel movies: 1) They either make no sense (How can John Conner send his own father back in time to conceive him?) Or 2) They are so overly complicated, you don’t figure out they don’t make sense until weeks later. While this latest time-travel movie isn’t perfect, it is a thought- provoking, intelligent story with heart.
I haven’t been to the theaters since July. Since movies are so expensive, I only go if I have a pretty good hunch that a certain film will be excellent. I had that hunch for Rian Johnson’s “Looper,” and I couldn’t have been more spot on.Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is what’s called a “looper.” Thirty years [...]
It may be almost a month before the official start of autumn, but the kids are back in school, there’s a nip in the air and Hollywood is ready for awards season…or horror season—or both. Here’s what’s coming in September: