Movie review: ‘Lucy’s’ silly fun, but Scarlett is super


Writer-director Luc Besson designs roller-coasters, and they give you the ride promised. No more, no less. If “Transcendence” was a disastrous attempt at epic poetry about the powerful potentials of human intelligence, “Lucy” is the more successful Hallmark card version: Colorful, lively, entertaining and easy to understand. It makes you feel good for a bit, […]

‘Hercules': Critics like the Dwayne Johnson film more than January’s ‘Legend of Hercules’


If you feel as if you just heard about a Hercules movie hitting theaters, you’re not imagining things. The movie “Hercules,” starring Dwayne Johnson as the mythological hero, hits theaters today, and it’s the second time this year that a movie about the Greek half-god has been released. The film “The Legend of Hercules” starred […]

Weekend Preview and Trailers 2014: ‘Planes: Fire and Rescue’, “The Purge: Anarchy” Among New Releases


On July 18, a slew of new movies will be released in theaters attempting to have successful box office. The films this weekend include a Kickstarter-funded project, a horror movie, an indie science fiction film and an animated feature: “Planes: Fire and Rescue” A year after the successful first installment, Disney continues the “Planes” franchise […]

WWII hero, Olympian Louis Zamperini dies at 97


An Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, has died. Louis Zamperini was 97. Universal Pictures studio spokesman Michael Moses says Zamperini died Wednesday. “Having overcome insurmountable odds at every turn in […]

Cameron Diaz goes nude for first time


Cameron Diaz covers the August issue of Esquire magazine. (CNN) — Cameron Diaz is feeling fearless. With her 42nd birthday approaching on August 30, the actress is dismissing Hollywood’s obsession with youth and embracing growing older with pride and an eagerness to try something new. “I like being 41. I love it,” Diaz tells Esquire […]