The heart of the “Zombieland” movies is an ardent belief in America, that, somehow, a red-state redneck (Woody Harrelson) and a blue-state elite (Jesse Eisenberg) can put aside their differences and work for the common good — as long as that common good is shooting zombies.
From 1993: Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" is much more than a director's vanity project. Though it may never rival "Aladdin" terms of box office clout, it has the timelessness to be around for decades.
"Judy" isn't the tribute Garland deserves but it's certainly a step in the right direction. And Zellweger puts her heart into the project, coming away with an appreciation for her work and the woman's she's portraying.
This is a lot of visual stuff that borrows heavily from the original TV series. Just as disappointing: There’s a sing-along to the TV theme show at the end, but it’s so tacked on you don’t even really want to bother.
Oh, Nebraska, we love you.
“End of the Century” has its Madison premiere at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 227 State St., to kick off its Spotlight Cinema series. The screening is free to museum members, $7 for all others.
Enter a drawing for free tickets to the Oct. 30 screening of the horror classic at Marcus Point Cinema.
Directed by Alexandre Aja, the film has a very set-like look, too. Nothing seems very real. Nothing appears lethal. Only a house – that should have been repaired much sooner – has the ability to take out strong men and loyal pets.
“Raise Hell” gets its Madison premiere beginning Friday at Market Square Theatre.
Joaquin Phoenix is the reason to see “Joker.” At the same time: This is not a film looking for a sequel.
“Brittany Runs a Marathon” doesn’t cover new ground. It merely lets Jillian Bell travel a road Rebel Wilson and Amy Schumer (among others) have been on.
There’s probably a pretty funny movie to be made about our dependence on digital assistants, and the sneaking suspicion that we’re actually the ones assisting them. “Jexi” is not that movie.
Sometimes, real life moves slowly. So it makes sense that a movie based on actual events should also move slowly.
Lincoln has Christmas in July. Now David City will have Christmas in October.
Filmmaker Andrew Troy wasn’t familiar with the story of Chief Standing Bear when he began reading “I Am a Man,” Lincoln author Joe Starita’s award-winning book about the Ponca leader who, in the late 1800s, became a civil rights icon.
LOS ANGELES — The filmmakers and studio behind "Joker" have reason to put on a happy face. Despite concerns over its violent themes and ramped up theater security, audiences flocked to the multiplex to check out the R-rated film this weekend resulting in a record October opening.
Autumn is finally here! The leaves are changing colors, the weather is getting cooler, and your warm sweaters can finally come down from the hanger! The season can also be recognized for its use in some of the most feel-good, enjoyable movies.
Drugs are common but the decorative folk art that fills buildings takes any kind of edge off. Because it’s so bright and seemingly nonthreatening, the world is immediately attractive to outsiders. And then? Director Ari Aster shocks early on and never quits.
Netflix, Hulu and the other streaming sites are not surprisingly beefing up their horror slate in October to take advantage of the pre-Halloween appetite for chills and thrills.
Co-writer Chris Dinh will be in Madison to present the film at 7 p.m. Saturday at UW Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall, as part of the Asian-American Media Spotlight series.
“Honeyland” is a fly-on-the-wall — or bee-on-the-wall — documentary chronicling an old and vanishing way of life. But it’s also a gut-punch of an environmental parable that seems like something out of “Aesop’s Fables,” about the destructive nature of greed.
It’s a fascinating, gorgeous and tense film.
Here’s the difference between a documentary about an American celebrity and one about a Canadian celebrity.
While Everest is big and fluffy (just right for stuffed animal sales), he doesn't register the way other abominable snowmen have in two earlier films. It's also the kind of film that doesn't always play to restless children.
Tim Tsai will bring his documentary "Seadrift" to the UW Cinematheque Saturday as part of the Asian-American Media Spotlight festival.
NEW YORK — The DreamWorks animated adventure "Abominable" topped the box office with $20.9 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, while the Renee Zellweger-led Judy Garland tale "Judy" got off to a strong start.
There's still a question about Spider-Man's future.
Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s "Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice" is an affectionate and straightforward documentary about Ronstadt’s life.
“Tigers Are Not Afraid” is playing at Marcus Point as part of a terrific film series for Hispanic Heritage Month, mixing Spanish-language versions of movies like “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” with Madison premieres of acclaimed films like “Monos” and the new Pedro Almodovar film, “Pain & Glory.”
This is a career-defining performance by Renee Zellweger as Garland, capturing her larger-than-life persona while moving beyond mere imitation to create a complex, sad and funny human being.
This isn't the space film to end all space films, but it is a good way to show that Pitt is much more than the sum of his parts. He make the most of every minute of silence.
Though the film obviously pitched at the television faithful, there’s enough here to keep newbies interested – and maybe inspired to look at the whole series.
Click through photos from 16 movies that take place at least in part in Nebraska. A few of them might surprise you.
The UW-Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, which has sought innovative films about the environment through its biannual “Tales From Planet Earth” film festival, is sponsoring the Madison premiere of “Anthropocene” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Union South Marquee Cinema, 1208 W. Dayton St.
SPRINGFIELD — Brian Crowdson sat recently at a desk in his studio, Crowdson Creative, reflecting on his early attempts to get a documentary about the 1908 Springfield Race Riot off the ground.
NEW YORK — Raise your tea cups! The big-screen encore of "Downton Abbey" handily (but very politely) thumped both Brad Pitt's "Ad Astra" and Sylvester Stallone's "Rambo: Last Blood" in theaters over the weekend in one of the more unlikely box-office upsets.