(CBS News) "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" arrives in theaters Friday in limited release, and critics have already weighed in on the film.
Stephen Chbosky wrote and directed the film adaptation of his 1999 young adult novel, which stars Logan Lerman as a troubled high school freshman who falls in with a pair of older students (Ezra Miller and Emma Watson).
Here's what some reviewers are saying about the film:Continue »
(CBS News) "Trouble with the Curve," the new film that stars Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake, is now out in theaters and reviewers can't seem to agree whether the movie struck out or hammered in a home run.Continue »
The gangster tale follows the Bondurant Brother trio, bootlegging siblings who chase the American Dream in Virginia. Inspired by author Matt Bondurant's novel, "The Wettest County in the World," "Lawless" has received luke warm reviews, garnering a 65 percent rating on the review aggregator site, Rotten Tomatoes.Continue »
Colombia Pictures' new action-drama stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Wilee, a New York City bike messenger who picks up the wrong kind of a package: an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop (Michael Shannon), who pursues the cyclist through Manhattan's streets.Continue »
In the film, when a small town is taken over by zombies, a "misunderstood" boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) uses his skill to speak with the dead. In addition to zombies, he ends up taking on ghosts, witches, and even grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse.Continue »
(CBS News) Robert Pattinson's new film "Cosmopolis" - the movie he's been trying to promote amid the media scrutiny on recent developments in his personal life - arrives in theaters Friday.
The David Cronenberg-directed film, based on Don DeLillo's novel of the same name, centers around a young billionaire (Pattinson) who travels around Manhattan in a limousine over the course of one long day, meeting with various associates as he goes to get a haircut.
Here's what some critics are saying about the film:Continue »
(CBS News) "The Bourne Legacy" - the fourth installment in the action franchise and the first without Matt Damon - hits theaters Friday, and reviews for the film are in.
This time around, Jeremy Renner takes the lead as Aaron Cross, an operative caught up in life-or-death stakes triggered by the events of the first three films.
Here's what some critics are saying about the new "Bourne" film:Continue »
(CBS News) "Celeste and Jesse Forever" may turn out to be the rom-com of the summer, if audiences have the same reaction as critics.Continue »
(CBS News) When ABC announced the "Dancing with the Stars" season airing this fall would be the show's first all-stars lineup, the blogosphere lit up with everyone weighing in on their ideal mix of returning stars. The big announcement has finally come, with six former champions and six fan favorites in the competition. And in keeping with the show's user involvement format, a 13th contestant will be chosen by popular vote before the season kicks off on Sept. 24.
Quick thoughts from a veteran watcher of the show: It's an odd mix of second-tier champions who smiled their way to the winner's box, along with a few talented runners-up and some less-talented headline-grabbers.Continue »
(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - The aggregating website RottenTomatoes.com suspended user comments on movie reviews of "The Dark Knight Rises" after commenters reacted harshly to negative reviews of the film and made profane and threatening remarks about the critics who wrote them.
Matt Atchity, the site's editor-in-chief, said Tuesday it was the first time RottenTomatoes.com has suspended user comments. He added that postings about reviews of the film would likely be restored by the end of the week.
(CBS News) Oliver Stone is back in theaters with "Savages," his adaptation of Don Winslow's bestseller about two Southern California marijuana dealers who run afoul of a Mexican drug cartel.
The film stars Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson as the two dealers, Blake Lively as the lover they both share, Salma Hayek as the head of the cartel, Benicio Del Toro as one of her henchmen and John Travolta as a dirty DEA agent.
Reviews are in, and they're mixed. Some praised Stone's return to dark, violent filmmaking, while others critiqued the film's messy plot.
Here's what some of the critics had to say:Continue »
(CBS News) Katy Perry's documentary film "Katy Perry: Part of Me" hits theaters today.
The 3-D film follows the singer's first-ever world tour, which coincided with the demise of her marriage to comedian Russell Brand, and has received fairly positive reviews.Continue »
(CBS News) "The Amazing Spider-Man" flies into theaters today.
This reboot, starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as his love interest Gwen Stacy, has received fairly positive reviews from critics. The film scored a 77 percent rating on the aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.Continue »
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