"Trouble With the Curve" is a baseball dramedy that telegraphs its pitches, an amiable, meandering character study whose big plot points hang there like the curveballs of its title. We see them coming a long time before they cross the plate.
From the outset "When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep" really just looks like your everyday rom-com with the boy-meets-girl-falls-in-love scenario. It is set, however, in a world we might consider quite the opposite of romantic -- stressful, suffocating cram schools.1 Comment
Amovie about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis probably doesn't sound like it would be a laugh riot -- or should be -- but that's just one of the many ways in which "Argo" is a glorious, gripping surprise.
"Margin Call" takes ripped-from-the-headlines events and dramatizes them for all they're worth. Which turns out to be quite a lot.
What's eating filmmaker Tony Kaye? In "Detachment," his first feature film since 1998's "American History X," the director rails at everything: the public school system, bullying, bad parenting, apathy, corruption and oh these kids today!
Documentary films, in all their authenticity, unveil images and truths not yet known to the world. They offer an impartial and nonstereotypical glimpse into controversial subjects.
For most professional baseball players around the world, all it takes to hit each ball is a strong will to win the game. But for Taiwanese players, things are often much more complicated.
Entrepreneurs Ben (Aaron Johnson), an Ivy-League scholar and philanthropist, and his best friend Chon (Taylor Kitsch), an ex-Navy Seal bad ass, grow the best cannabis in Southern California and run the most powerful weed empire in the state. The two friends also share the love of their mutual girlfriend Ophelia (Blake Lively).1 Comment
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.
Sparkling insights on the issue of one's identity and the subtleties of twin sisterhood lie at the core of "Cha Cha for Twins" (寶米恰恰). The puppy romance spun around the central theme is sweet but also callow and somewhat stifling.