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The Imitation Game: Biopic Chronicles Exploits of Cryptologists Who Cracked the Nazi Code

At the outset of World War II, the Nazis gained an early advantage with the help of its Enigma, the encrypting machine which enabled the German military to communicate without…

The Wedding Ringer: Kevin Hart and Josh Gad Co-Star in Preposterous Comedy

Doug Harris (Josh Gad) and Gretchen Palmer (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) are putting the finishing touches on their impending wedding festivities. However, the groom has yet to find a best man, even…

American Sniper: Bradley Cooper Stars in Biopic About a Sharpshooter’s Exploits

Navy Seal Chris Kyle served four tours as a sniper in Iraq between 2003 and 2008. Over the course of his dangerous deployments to Ramadi, Sadr City, Fallujah, and other…

The Gambler: High-Roller Spirals Out of Control in Remake of Mob Movie

By day, Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is an English literature professor whose questionable teaching method involves berating his students by suggesting that none of them will ever amount to anything.…

Selma: Civil Rights Movie Revisits Dr. King’s Historic March in Selma

I was born in the early 50s, which means the civil rights movement unfolded during my formative years. And, like the average black kid growing up in that tumultuous era,…

Annie: Present Day Harlem Is Setting for Updated Cartoon Classic

Little Orphan Annie was a syndicated comic strip created by Harold Gray (1894-1968) which debuted in the New York Daily News on August 5, 1924. The cartoon described the adventures…

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Tolkien Finale Features Bilbo and Allies in Epic Showdown

The Battle of the Five Armies is the third and final chapter in The Hobbit series and is based on the fantasy novel of the same name by J.R.R. Tolkien.…

Wild: Reese Witherspoon Stars in Adaptation of Bestselling Memoir

Cheryl Strayed’s (Reese Witherspoon) life went into a tailspin after the untimely death of her mother (Laura Dern). The grief stricken 22-year-old became emotionally estranged from the people closest to…

Birdman: Fading Star Tries Broadway Comeback in Dramatic Comedy

A couple of decades ago actor Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) was on top of the showbiz food chain. However, the former box office star’s stock has been declining after playing…

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1: An Uneventful Movie Is a Setup for the Finale of the Series

  In recent years movie studios have split their adaptations of finales from young adult book series — most notably, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Twilight: Breaking Dawn…

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