“Jack Reacher” 3 stars Starring: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Robert Duvall, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog, Jai Courtney Rating: PG-13, for violence, profanity, fleeting nudity and some drug content Popular book series makes a disappointing transition to the big screen By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Director/scripter Christopher McQuarrie’s “Jack Reacher” is a serviceable […]
‘Rock of Ages’ 3.5 stars Starring: Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige Rating: PG-13, and quite generously, for sexual content, lewd behavior, profanity, revealing clothing and nonstop alcohol abuse This film is a shotgun wedding of “Moulin Rouge” and “The Rocky Horror […]
Summer arrives earlier every year, at least as far as Hollywood is concerned. This year’s summer began back on May 4, with the thunderous arrival of “The Avengers.”
And with a global box-office take of $1.18 billion — as of last weekend — it’s safe to say that no other entry has a prayer of duplicating that success between now and late August.
Perhaps that’s just as well. For the first time in many, many years, the season isn’t entirely dominated by sequels and would-be franchises, although you’ll still find plenty …