Movies

The D Train

The D Train

Knowing nothing more about “The D Train,” Jack Black’s new dark comedy, than what its trailer shows, you wouldn’t even get much of a sense that it is, in fact, dark. Black plays Dan Landsman, a hometown Pittsburgher who forgot to form a single ambition in life, who has made himself the tinpot dictator of […]

“Avengers: Age of Ultron”

“Avengers: Age of Ultron”

The sequel to “The Avengers” has been chugging along in the background of moviedom for the past three years, since the first one became the third-highest-grossing film in history. The wait for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” has been three years of are-we-there-yet, with trailers and teasers and trailer teasers trickling out to fluff our interest, […]

“Ex Machina”

“Ex Machina”

Casually elegant in concept and spookily claustrophobic in execution, “Ex Machina” plops us into the near future, when a hermit genius has devised a foxy android capable of convincing even the audience that she’s got a thing for nerds. A coder named Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) finds that he’s won some kind of company lottery at […]