One of my favorite movies as a child, "The Goonies," is playing at Film Streams until Dec. 1. "The Goonies" is produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Richard Donner. It's interesting to see Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Jonathan Ke Quan, Kerri Green and Jeff Cohen as young actors in the 80s.
Is there anything more divisive than holiday movies? Some people love them and start pulling them out in early November, while others pray for the time when they stop playing on constant rotation. But there are some movies that have ingrained themselves in my mind and the minds of others.
If there is one tool that a filmmaker can use to get me hooked, it is nostalgia. "The Artist," of course, plays right into that.
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.
Since Sam Reimi's "Spider-Man" debuted in 2002, superhero movies have become the new norm. However, in the last few summers, they've grown old and tired, and it seemed that "Captain America: The First Avenger" would be another casuality.
"Hakuna Matata—what a wonderful phrase. Hakuna Matata—ain't no passing craze." As theaters filled up last weekend to celebrate the re-release of one of Disney's classic movies in 3D, it's clear "The Lion King" is also not a passing craze.
A few winters ago, Liam Neeson began a new phase in his career. He went from dramatic Oscar-worthy performances in films like "Schindler's List" and "Michael Collins" to an unlikely action star in the hit film "Taken." It was an odd move and hasn't been without its bumps.
"The Woman in Black," the new haunted house suspense film by director James Watkins, calls to mind classic horror films.
Daniel Radcliffe plays Arthur Kipps, a young widower and father of a 4-year-old son who's facing a crushing depression. He's sent to a small village in the English countryside to go through the records of a deceased woman living at a run down manor surrounded by marsh land. When Kipps begins seeing a mysterious woman in black and children in the town start dying, he attempts to find the reason behind the strange phenomenon.