Articles Tagged 'Summer Movies'


15 Must-See Summer Films Beyond the Blockbusters

This coming summer is packed with high-profile films, which are probably already on your radar, like Star Trek Beyond, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Jason Bourne, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, The BFG, and Ghostbusters, just to name a handful. But there are also some lesser-known, high-quality movies worth checking out, too. You may not know about these films without […]

Actor Aaron Johnson Displays Range – and Pecs – in ‘Savages’

There’s nothing like starting early. Aaron Johnson just turned 22 last month but he is already married and the father of two young daughters. He also happens to be one of England’s fastest rising male movie stars. He has the same fine-featured good looks that earlier propelled fellow Brits Jeremy Irons and Jude Law to […]

The ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot: What’s the Point?

He flies through the air with the greatest of ease. That daring young British-American actor, Andrew Garfield, makes the role of Spider-Man his own as he dons red spandex and swings through urban canyons holding on to a strand of web in The Amazing Spider-Man. The Spider-Man reboot opens today (July 3). The film is […]

In ‘Our Idiot Brother,’ Steve Coogan Oozes Smarminess of Past Roles

The chance to see Steve Coogan starkers is only one of many reasons to catch Our Idiot Brother, a beguiling comedy starring Paul Rudd that opens this Friday (Aug. 26). The comic actor costars in an ensemble cast alongside fellow Brits Emily Mortimer, Hugh Dancy and Janet Montgomery, as well as Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks […]

REVIEW: ‘Fright Night’ Shows a David Tennant Ready to Rule Hollywood

When Fright Night, a merry, updated remake of a 1985 horror hit, opens today (Aug. 19), it should help firmly establish Doctor Who vet David Tennant in Hollywood. In Fright Night, he has a bloody good time — accent on the bloody — playing a popular Las Vegas entertainer who reluctantly helps a local teenage boy (Anton […]

‘Captain America’ Enlists Army of British Supporting Actors

There has been much press of late about British stars being cast as American superheroes — Henry Cavill as Superman and Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man — but it appears the real story is that it takes an English village to raise these comic book good guys to their full potential. Take Captain America: The First […]

Film Critic Leah Rozen Ranks the ‘Harry Potter’ Movies

It’s not quite the apocalypse, but the steady stream of Harry Potter movies we’ve all delighted in for the past ten years comes to an end next Friday (July 15) with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the eighth and final movie. I’ll be reviewing it next week, but now […]

British Summer Movies: More Than Just ‘Harry Potter’

The Fourth of July marks not only Independence Day for the United States but also the halfway point for summer movies. The beach season kicks off at the multiplex the first week of May and ends Labor Day weekend. British movies (Submarine and The Trip) and stars (James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender in X-Men: First […]

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