Noah S. Lee
“Blue Jasmine” benefits from having Cate Blanchett in the lead role and a colorful supporting cast, but the so-so story and the difficulty in discerning the past and the present thwart its strive to become something much greater.
Hugh Jackman gives Wolverine depth and emotion, but film’s climax falls short
A lighthearted, enjoyable action comedy that knows what it’s doing, “Red 2” delivers the goods as genuine popcorn entertainment.
Powered by sophisticated special effects, breathtaking action, a straightforward yet captivating story, and trustworthy ensemble performances, “Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim” is colossal entertainment that will blow your mind over and over again.
“The Lone Ranger” has everything money can buy to relive the glory days of the Western—only to squander its trainload of freshly mined silver on a directionless plot, an uneven tone, inflated action sequences, and a not so legendary cast.
“White House Down” is mindless, unimaginative and all over the place — and that’s exactly how Roland Emmerich feels big screen entertainment for the masses should be, whether we like it or not.
Joss Whedon (“The Avengers”) directs an expressive contemporary adaptation of the classic William Shakespeare comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing,” while respecting its literary roots, while Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof deliver eye-catching lead performances.
Thought provoking and topical, “The East” blends emotional tension and suspense to create an absorbing thriller that also manages to be socially conscious without being preachy.
Although it’s not quite as indestructible as we’d like it to be, “Man of Steel” triumphs as an action-packed summer movie, distinguished by its sensation and scope.