contagion portrays infectious fear

"Contagion," Stephen Soderburgh's new movie, isn't a movie you should see if you're a germaphobe or if you think you're getting a cold.


Indie film features comedians Segel and Helms in more dramatic roles

Comedians Jason Segal and Ed Helms tackle heavier roles in the new indie comedy, "Jeff, Who Lives at Home."


‘Titanic’ stunningly tragic in 3D

James Cameron's wildly successful "Titanic" is back in theaters, giving audiences a whole new perspective with the magic of 3D. But is the transformation worth another trip to the movie theater? Absolutely.


Not always pretty, but ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ still a must-see movie

Some have called "Zero Dark Thirty" an amoral movie, and I can understand why they'd feel that way. The film is initially more concerned with laying out facts (the film claims to be based on first-hand accounts) than getting a point across.
 


‘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.


Oscar-worthy films to look for this fall

The mind-numbing summer movie season is finally, mercifully, coming to an end and, as any award show junkie can tell you, fall ushers in the season of Oscar contenders. Here's a list for the following months of all the movies that could be named big winners in next year's award show circuit. Keep in mind that films like "The Tree of Life" and "The Devil's Double" are also contenders, even though they've been released early.


‘The Way’ depicts an inspiring journey

"Religion has nothing to do with this, nothing at all." A film about a 1,000-year-old pilgrimage rooted in Catholic tradition, "The Way" leaves proselytizing at the doorstep. It ventures out on the Camino de Santiago–the Way of Saint James–following Martin Sheen as Tom Avery, a 60-something Californian who travels to Spain to recover the body of his deceased son Daniel, played by real-life son and the film's director, Emilio Estevez.


‘Hunger Games’ breaks records, leaves out a few key points

In the not-so-distant future, America has fallen and through the rubble emerged Panem. This dystopian country is divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Katniss Everdeen lives struggling, starving and fatherless in District 12. Her problems become infinitely worse when her sister, Prim, is chosen in the Reaping to participate in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death. Without hesitation, Katniss volunteers to go in place of her sister, her district's first volunteer in recent memory.