‘Pixels’: Game Over

Slim pickin’s in theaters this weekend; if rain forces you into a multiplex, choose something from our “Still Out There” list, below. Southpaw Southpaw yearns to be On the Waterfront or Raging Bull, but it’s not even a contenduh. Jake Gyllenhaal transforms himself to play Billy “The Great” Hope, but his scarred muscle mass and punch-drunken slurring can’t excuse the predictable script and derivative characters.   Pixels When 1980s video-game characters try to destroy the world, only a team of middle-age former gamers …

‘Game of Thrones’, a Love-Hate Affair

Game of Thrones, Season 3, is seven days away, and already you can hear it coming.  The HBO fantasy drama series is at the center of a pop culture tornado roaring our way, swirling with action figures and bobblehead dolls, crowds of fans and photographers at its Grauman’s Chinese Theatre premiere, a couple of TV Critics awards, a Peabody and more.  Distinctively, G of  T can claim both a collection of prestigious honors and a worldwide cult following in 70+ countries.  …