With so much violence, no one younger than high school should see “Bourne” or “Nerve.” But “Bad Moms” is adults only. Movie Mom Nell Minow’s information for parents deciding which movies are best for kids ages 2 to 18.
The film shows the consequences of exposing yourself to mysterious forces on the internet. Emma Roberts and Dave Franco star as teens who take a game too far. Toward the end, the movie goes too far and loses its grip.
For the first time, studio presentations paid more than lip service to diversity. Marvel Studios showcased “Black Panther,” it’s black director and four black leads. Brie Larson thrilled the convention as the new Captain Marvel.
Super-agent Matt Damon is back, and so is his memory. Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn join the team behind “The Hangover” for some bad parenting. Emma Roberts does horror. Also opening: Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society” and “Captain Fantastic.”
A tree that became a popular attraction for its role in the movie “The Shawshank Redemption” has fallen. The tree is featured in one of the final scenes of the film. The movie, based on a Stephen King novella, stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. It’s underneath the tree that Freeman’s character finds an important letter buried by Robbins’ character.
Marni Nixon, the trained opera singer who famously dubbed for non-singing movie stars including Deborah Kerr, Natalie Wood and Audrey Hepburn, died Sunday of breast cancer at age 86, reports The New York Times.
In the spirit of improvisational comedy's "yes, and" method of developing a scene: Yes, "Don't Think Twice" is one of the best films of the year. And it's an unusually delicate movie about the brutal business of being funny for a living.
Director Steven Caple Jr. was mentoring some elementary school students at an inner-city park in Los Angeles when he spotted two stray kids hopping a fence with their skateboards. He went to go kick them out of the park and ended up talking with them instead. They spilled that they were selling marijuana to fund their entry into skateboarding competitions and new equipment. It was their ticket out.