Confessions of a late night martyr

When Conan O'Brien left "The Tonight Show" he closed out his final show by giving a heartfelt speech about how cynicism won't get you anywhere in this world.


’21 Jump Street’ a rare remake exception

I'm sure half the people in attendance at the advanced screening of "21 Jump Street" either weren't alive for or barely old enough to remember the show generally regarded as Johnny Depp's breakout role.


‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ better than the prequel

Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Watson return for a suspenseful new adventure in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows." Based on the novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as detective Sherlock Holmes and Jude Law returns as his trusted colleague Dr. John Watson.


‘Contraband’ an entertaining escape

"Contraband," the new Mark Wahlberg film, works best if you go in with low expectations.


Streep shines in ‘The Iron Lady’

There are many films about famous people, from 1995's "Truman," to 2011's "The King's Speech." Famous people are often fodder for our film imaginations. This latest biopic is no different.


‘Sarah’s Key’ a heart-wrenching tale

Based on the best-selling novel by Tatiana de Rosnay, "Sarah's Key" is a heart-wrenching story about the lengths that a young girl went through to protect her family.


‘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.

 


’50/50′ tackles life with cancer

It's rare to find a movie about battling cancer that's both raw and real with a humorous undertone, but "50/50" does just that.