Movie Reviews: February 6, 2009

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Movie Reviews: January 30, 2009

Taken (14A), 3 stars (out of 4) Liam Neeson flashes a telltale Harrison Ford smirk a couple of times near the start of Taken, which helps explain why this bracingly

Worst. Oscars. Ever.

The Toronto Star Movie Critic Peter Howell kinda goes off on the ridiculousness of some of this year's Oscar nominations. agrees wholeheartedly with him on this one

Movie Reviews: January 23, 2009

Inkheart (PG), 3 stars (out of 4) When you learn Inkheart is the tale of a dad who has the magical ability to make a book's characters and events leap

Movie Reviews: January 16, 2009

Last Chance Harvey (PG), 3 stars (out of 4) Warm performances by leads Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson (both of whom landed Golden Globe nods) mean we are willing

Movie Reviews: January 9, 2009

Bride Wars (PG), 2.5 stars (out of 4) Bride Wars is another January love joust dedicated to the notion that even the most sensible woman turns into a Bridezilla once an

Movie Reviews: January 2, 2008

Revolutionary Road (14A), 2.5 stars (out of 4) Titanic leads Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio star in this adaptation of Richard Yates' celebrated novel. The casting is impeccable, while the art

Movie Reviews: December 19, 2008

Yes Man (PG), 2 stars (out of 4) Jim Carrey puts the clown shoes back on, via a movie that will remind you of his Liar, Liar smash of a decade past,

Movie Reviews: December 12, 2008

Doubt (PG), 4 stars (out of 4) In magnificently adapting his award-winning play from stage to screen, writer/director John Patrick Shanley has retained its most unsettling questions. Meryl Streep, Philip

Movie Reviews: December 5, 2008

Frost/Nixon (PG), 3.5 stars (out of 4) Michael Sheen and Frank Langella faithfully reprise their original stage roles as British interviewer David Frost and disgraced former U.S. president Richard Nixon,

Movie Reviews: November 28, 2008

Milk (14A), 3.5 stars (out of 4) Sean Penn stars as Harvey Milk, the slain 1970s San Francisco politician and civil rights icon, in a performance that could earn an

Movie Reviews: November 21, 2008

Twilight (PG), 3 stars (out of 4)  Wondrous are the ways of vampires in Twilight, based on the enormously popular Stephenie Meyer novel. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson portray the teen

2008 Holiday Movie Guide

From the Toronto Star: The holiday movie season offers a bounty of new releases vying for your attention. Like everyone else at this time of year, each movie has

Movie Reviews: November 14, 2008

Quantum of Solace (PG), 2.5 stars (out of 4) Quantum offers little solace for anyone seeking Bond pleasures of old. This is the contrarian's 007, the Bond for people who

Movie Reviews: November 7, 2008

addthis_pub = 'YOUR-ACCOUNT-ID'; Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (G), 3 stars (out of 4) This animated comedy succeeds where the original failed, with enlivened characters and a fine sense of the absurd.

Movie Reviews: October 31, 2008

addthis_pub = 'YOUR-ACCOUNT-ID';   Zack and Miri Make a Porno (18A), 1.5 stars (out of 4) Roomates Zack (Seth Rogen) and Miri (Elizabeth Banks) are broke and on the brink of being

Movie Reviews: October 24, 2008

Changeling (14), 3 stars (out of 4) Set in 1920s L.A., Changeling is the story of a mother who makes a terrible discovery: the boy who appears to be her son, isn't

Movie Reviews: October 17, 2008

W. (PG), 2.5 stars (out of 4) A sympathetic portrait of George W. Bush emerges from Oliver Stone's W., an engaging and sometimes revealing film. Actor Josh Brolin doesn't much look

Movie Reviews: October 10, 2008

Body of Lies (14A), 2 stars (out of 4) Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe, this "war on terror" thriller had the potential to be excellent. But rather than pursue

Movie Reviews: October 3, 2008

Rachel Getting Married (14A), 3.5 stars (out of 4) Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt) is indeed getting married, but there's one awkward thorn in her bouquet. It's sister Kym (Anne Hathaway), who

A clear choice: plasma or LCD?

Plasma TVs, which use more electricity, can offer a superior picture because they can display truer black colours and have higher contrast ratios than LCD screens. Choosing between the

Indy's Back: New Indiana Jones among series' best

Harrison Ford returns to play the familiar role of Indiana Jones in this summer's 4th installment of the Indiana Jones franchise: The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Not great

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