Brie Larson

Brie Larson is excellent as the title character in “Captain Marvel.” (Courtesy Walt Disney Studios)

Funny, lovable ‘Captain Marvel’ has girl power

“Captain Marvel,” the 21st entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, maintains the…

 

Jeanette Walls found a great interpreter of her story in writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton. (Courtesy Jake Giles Netter)

Jeannette Walls sanctions ‘Glass Castle’ the movie

When Jeannette Walls goes to readings, she’s introduced as the author of…

 

The intricately rendered title character is mostly sympathetic in “Kong: Skull Island.” (Courtesy Warner Bros.)

‘Skull Island’ takes fresh look at modern-day monsters

“Kong: Skull Island” could have been a by-the-numbers entry in the 84-year-old…

 

High Times says it is "awaiting an explanation" from Lil Wayne's representatives after the rapper's performance at its Cannabis Cup event in Southern California. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Scoop: Lil Wayne cut short concert at Cannabis Cup event

High Times says it is “awaiting an explanation” from Lil Wayne’s representatives…

High Times says it is "awaiting an explanation" from Lil Wayne's representatives after the rapper's performance at its Cannabis Cup event in Southern California. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
Winners of acting Oscars at the 88th Academy Awards are, from left, Mark Rylance, Brie Larson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Alicia Vikander. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

‘Spotlight’ surprisingly wins best picture at Oscars

In an underdog win for a movie about an underdog profession, the…

Winners of acting Oscars at the 88th Academy Awards are, from left, Mark Rylance, Brie Larson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Alicia Vikander. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
“The Revenant,” and star Leonardo DiCaprio, are favored to win this year’s best film and actor Oscars. (Courtesy 20th Century Fox)

Scoop: ‘Revenant,’ Leo, Brie, Sly, Alicia are Oscar faves

Ahead of Sunday’s 88th Academy Awards, Associated Press film writer Lindsey Bahr…

“The Revenant,” and star Leonardo DiCaprio, are favored to win this year’s best film and actor Oscars. (Courtesy 20th Century Fox)
Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay are superb as a mother and son in “Room.” (Courtesy George Kraychyk/A24)

‘Room’ a suspenseful, emotional tale of a mother and son

“Room” is a suspense thriller, a trauma survivor’s journey, and, foremost, a…

Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay are superb as a mother and son in “Room.” (Courtesy George Kraychyk/A24)
Amy Schumer and Bill Hader appear in "Trainwreck," a raunchy romantic comedy directed by Judd Apatow. (Courtesy Universal Pictures)

Amy Schumer cruises on in ‘Trainwreck’

“Trainwreck,” directed by Judd Apatow, might have vibrantly demonstrated that a woman…

Amy Schumer and Bill Hader appear in "Trainwreck," a raunchy romantic comedy directed by Judd Apatow. (Courtesy Universal Pictures)
James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are excellent in "Enough Said."

Complex ‘Short Term 12’ is powerful, engaging

The latest contender for the indie slot at nomination time, “Short Term…

James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are excellent in "Enough Said."