Michael Shannon plays a villain with “impulse-control issues” in the bike-courier thriller “Premium Rush.” Shannon fans will salivate at the thought of that. Nobody can turn on the “impulse-control” scary like Michael Shannon.
Just when you thought you'd never hear Def Leppard's “Pour Some Sugar on Me” again outside of a strip club comes “Rock of Ages,” a shiny, splashy homage to the decadence of 1980s rock 'n' roll.
With “Step Up Revolution,” their second summertime at-bat after “Rock of Ages,” producers Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot return to one of the things they do best — making young unknowns look like the next big thing. In its fourth installment.
“Red Lights” culminates with a twist ending that doesn't just change everything that came previously, it actually negates the entirety of the film. Rather than leaving you in an awe-struck state of “A-ha!” it's more likely to make you wonder in annoyance, “Really?”
Christopher Nolan concludes his Batman trilogy in typically spectacular, ambitious fashion with “The Dark Knight Rises,” but the feeling of frustration and disappointment is unshakable.
Content based on classic Chinese ghost stories have been used and reused throughout contemporary films that rely on commendable action sequences and clichéd romantic storylines to keep them afloat at the box office.