‘Super 8’ lacks originality, suspense

"Super 8," the new sci-fi thriller directed by J.J. Abrams, has a lot going for it. It's set in the ‘70s, a decade ripe for funky styles and awesome music. The plot features a conspiracy involving the U.S. Air Force and a whistle-blowing scientist. And Elle Fanning, Dakota's darling younger sister, stars as a moody teenager who's victim to circumstances beyond her control.

 


Pattinson stuns in ‘Water for Elephants’

Robert Pattinson proves he is more than just a sparkly bloodsucker in his latest film, "Water for Elephants." Outshining two Oscar winners in most of his scenes, Pattinson delivers with passion and intensity absent from the "Twilight" films.


Hollywood legend shows us little-known history

It's not justice you're after - it's revenge," Fredrick Aiken (James McAvoy) tells Edwin Stanton (Kevin Kline) in "The Conspirator," director Robert Redford's latest film.


The Ready Set rocks packed Waiting Room

Anticipation and screams filled the air April 2 at The Waiting Room as the crowd, which consisted mainly of teenage girls, waited for The Ready Set to take the stage. The show was the Omaha leg of the Glamour Kills Tour, for which The Ready Set is headlining.


‘Arthur’ remake won’t please fans of the original

Admirers of the original 1981 flick written and directed by Steve Gordon might want to steer clear of the recent remake of "Arthur." No longer filled with subtle humor, this rom-com remake is evidence of a clear generation gap.


‘Arthur’ remake won’t please fans of the original

Admirers of the original 1981 flick written and directed by Steve Gordon might want to steer clear of the recent remake of "Arthur." No longer filled with subtle humor, this rom-com remake is evidence of a clear generation gap.


A world at war: “Battle Los Angeles”

Fair warning - if your nerves are easily jangled, stay far away from the new action flick "Battle: Los Angeles." 15 minutes after the opening credits I was chewing at my fingernails. By the middle of the film, my hands were actually shaking. Right from the beginning, this movie takes off and doesn't let up until the final credits roll.


McConaughey can act

It's been 18 years since Matthew McConaughey made his debut in the cult classic "Dazed and Confused" and since then he's been lost in a haze of gooey romantic comedies. In his newest film, his first since 2009's "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," McConaughey demonstrates what many have long since dismissed - he's actually a pretty good actor.