Captain Phillips Reviews: Do Critics Love Tom Hanks as High-Seas Hostage?

Captain Phillips Reviews: Do Critics Love Tom Hanks as High-Seas Hostage?

Captain Phillips’ story is well-known, and not new. It was reported by every major media outlet as it played out dramatically over five April days in 2009.

For anybody who somehow missed this then, it's been repeated in every major media story about Captain Phillips the movie, directed by Paul Greengrass.

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Gravity Reviews: Out of This ... Well, You Know

Gravity Reviews: Out of This ... Well, You Know

In Gravity, which lands in theaters this weekend, director Alfonso Cuaron has given new meaning to the "lost in space" theme, and to the very concept of isolation.

It's as much an existential exploration as it is science fiction.

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Don Jon Reviews: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Love, Porn and GTL

Don Jon Reviews: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Love, Porn and GTL

Don Jon, the first feature from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is not like most films, but that helps make the actor's debut behind the camera all the more charming.

Gordon-Levitt directed, wrote and stars as a Jersey lothario, a regular, old-school, how-YOU-doin' guy who happens to be a hardcore porn addict.

Prisoners Reviews: Oscar Wannabe or the Real Deal?

Prisoners Reviews: Oscar Wannabe or the Real Deal?

Prisoners, which opens this weekend after premiering at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals, is a family drama crime thriller that fits the Oscar bait formula.

Artistic ambition and star wattage combine, with Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard, Viola Davis and Melissa Leo forming the standout cast.

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The Family Reviews: Dysfunctional, Yes, But Funny?

The Family Reviews: Dysfunctional, Yes, But Funny?

Robert De Niro co-stars with Michelle Pffeifer, Tommy Lee Jones and Dianna Agron in the Luc Besson/Martin Scorsese mafia comedy, The Family.

The Family (DeNiro, Pffeifer, Agron, John D'Leo) is placed under a witness protection program, but have a hard time leaving their old lives behind.

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Riddick Reviews: Filling Up on Diesel

Riddick Reviews: Filling Up on Diesel

Will the third time be a charm for Vin Diesel as Riddick?

With the third installment of this action franchise hitting theaters today, movie critics around the country seem torn in their analysis. Is it an embarrassing clunker? Or is it simply... Riddick, a film aiming for fun more than an Oscar nomination?

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Getaway Reviews: Brainless! Inane! Incoherent!

Getaway Reviews: Brainless! Inane! Incoherent!

You may wanna turn away right about now, Selena Gomez.

The star's latest movie hits theaters today and let's just say critics around the country have less than favorable things to say about the thriller, which also features Ethan Hawke and Jon Voight.

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