Movies

“Fifty Shades of Grey”

“Fifty Shades of Grey”

“Fifty Shades of Grey,” the tedious new romantic comedy, purports to be about sex, but is instead about two hours too long. In it, a college student named Anastasia Steele falls immediately for a striking billionaire named Christian Grey, who unlike most very good looking very wealthy people, turns out to be something of a […]

“Jupiter Ascending”

“Jupiter Ascending”

“The Matrix” is almost 20 years old now, a figure that seems longer when its shadow sits over the subsequent films by its writer/directors, Andy and Lana Wachowski. First there were the lackluster sequels, which arrived as a matching set of first-wave nostalgia in 2003. The Wachowski brothers wrote “V for Vendetta,” at least, making […]

“Project Almanac”

“Project Almanac”

The Saturday night opening-weekend screening of “Project Almanac” was without a doubt the talkiest, chattiest movie I’ve ever sat through — and that’s a title that takes some serious wrestling to win, after something like 500 movies in theaters. I saw a “Friday the 13th” reboot on Valentine’s Day, in a theater where shoddy parents […]