Chris Klimek

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  • 3 days ago | Film and TV

    In the decadent 21st century, the summer movie season now sprawls from March through December. (Star Wars: Episode VII is due to awaken the Force December 18; every prior Star Wars picture has come out Memorial Day weekend.) But I'll stick to trad...

  • To paraphrase F. Scott Fitzgerald, the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to ogle Idris Elba when he takes his shirt off but also to cheer when a stay-at-home mom brains him with a fire extinguisher and stabs him with her keys. That...

  • Sex Tape might be the funniest movie about sex under the corrupting influence of marriage since Eyes Wide Shut. It's warmer and more amusing than its ads would lead one to believe. In fact, it's almost good enough, leaning a little...

  • Honorable in intent but risible in execution, Burning Blue is a melodrama about a fighter jet crash investigation that becomes a witch-hunt for gay naval aviators. Its inspiration was not Top Gun's oft-remarked homoeroticism, but...

  • The update of Ben E. King's "Stand By Me" by Ki:Theory that auto-plays on Brick Mansions' official website is a more variegated cover than the film itself, which is an uglier English-language remake of the Paris-set dystopian action...

  • Sabotage is vulgar. It's violent. It's profane. It's preposterous. It's deeply irresponsible and impossible to defend rationally. Q: Is it the most amusing film the Austrian Oak has been a part of since the nuclear terrorism comedy True...