Odd Thomas is the type of feel-good horror movie they made in the 80s

Odd Thomas is an adaptation of a successful novel by Dean Koontz. But the actual movie has a breezy, quippy tone and a small-scale storyline that remind me of nothing so much as a low-budget 80s adventure film. It's not a great movie, or even a particularly good movie, but it's fun and cute and doesn't outstay its… » 2/28/14 9:00am 2/28/14 9:00am

Fright Night is a rare example of a summer movie done right

Fright Night is one of the last movies of the summer, and it's like a masterclass in how to make a perfect warm-weather flick. It's a nice little character-based adventure with real scares and action. The people behind some of the other lackluster summer movies should be forced to watch this, Clockwork Orange-style,… » 8/19/11 9:00am 8/19/11 9:00am

Who tried out to be the next Peter Parker for Marc Webb's Spider-Man…

According to Deadline, Columbia Pictures recently reviewed the screen tests of several potential Peter Parkers for director Marc Webb's unnamed Spider-Man reboot (which is known around these parts as Spider-Man: Begin Again). The following young actors threw their hat in the ring:


- Jamie Bell (Tintin from … » 6/27/10 10:00am 6/27/10 10:00am