Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview: Jan. 24

Posted on 01/23/2014 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentIt’s the slowest movie weekend of the year, and as the cops like to say at a crime scene, “Nothing to see here, folks.” We will give a little shoutout to I, Frankenstein—in which the studio has so little faith they won’t let critics see it—because it features one of our favorite grownup actors, Bill Nighy. But really, this is the perfect weekend to catch up on the Oscar hopefuls you’ve missed. The New Stuff:  I, Frankenstein Turns out all …

Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview: Oct. 4

Posted on 10/3/2013 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentFrom disaster in Earth orbit to death in the Himalayas, to gunshots in Dallas, this week’s top new movies serve up some pretty tough meat. Luckily there’s at least one new comedy to lighten things up. The New Stuff: Gravity Stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are fine and the film’s visual recreation of a space voyage is breathtaking (especially in 3-D), but co-writer/director Alfonso Cuaron should have launched with a decent script. FULL REVIEW   Save $3 off any size popcorn …

Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview Aug. 30

Posted on 08/29/2013 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentIt’s Labor Day Weekend, the unofficial end of the summer movie season. Much of the season’s grownup fare is still in theaters, plus there are four new films that are worthy of your attention this weekend, too. The New Stuff: Closed Circuit A suicide truck bombing in a busy London market leads to a spectacular trial—and ugly revelations about government complicity and surveillance. Briskly paced and smartly directed by John Crowley (Boy A), this political thriller is propelled by its …