Moviegoers eagerly awaiting a sequel to 2010’s “Clash of the Titans” may be pleased with “Wrath of the Titans,” but the more discerning majority of us will have to wait for something better.In this new, dull sequel to a terrible remake of an action-fantasy film, Sam Worthington returns as demigod Perseus, again hoping to live a peaceful life as a fisherman, this time with his son.But once again, the universe (or is it simply the Earth?) is threatened. Read More
Wilderness survival movies — such as “Alive,” “The Edge” and “The Way Back” — sometimes get fairly metaphysical, and artists often grapple with the big theme of “man versus nature.”
In “The Grey,” director Joe Carnahan takes on the topic, and gets a little more serious than in his previous films such as “Smokin’ Aces” and “The A-Team.” Still, the movie is less concerned with deep thoughts than with raw guts. Read More
Who is Dr. Martin Harris? To hear him tell it, he’s a world-renowned botanist, on holiday in Berlin with his adoring wife Liz to speak at a biotechnology summit.
Problem is, nobody believes him. Robbed of his memory and passport by a car crash that leaves him four days in a coma, Martin (Liam Neeson) is a stranger — even to himself — in a strange, curiously uncharitable land. Read More
Liam Neeson is opening up about the death of wife Natasha Richardson. The actor says he threw himself into his work after a freak ski accident claimed the beloved actress’s life in 2009.“I think I survived by running away some. Running away to work,” he told Esquire magazine.But he could not escape his feelings of loss — and still cannot, he said. Read More
How it happened is a mystery he doesn’t claim to understand, but at 58, Liam Neeson — for more than two decades one of Hollywood’s most dependable character actors — has morphed into a hard-as-steel action hero. Read More
The Kracken has been released. Let us now ponder the merits of this remake of an epic plucked from the early days of stop-motion animation, when the monsters of Greek mythology were crudely animated puppets and moved with an unconvincing lack of fluidity. Read More