CityBeat - Movie Previews <![CDATA[Jersey Boys - ]]> Clint Eastwood has a no-nonsense approach that has served him well over the course of his career. He refuses to clutter up a performance with tics and affected manneris]]> <![CDATA[Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon - ]]> If the advance word on this documentary by Beth Aala and Mike Myers (yes, Austin Powers takes the helm) is on the up and up, the truth and the legend behind the sto]]> <![CDATA[Think Like a Man Too - ]]> Tim Story (the first two Fantastic Four movies, Barbershop) gathers the gang from the adaptation of Steve Harvey’s bestselling relationship advice tome (Act Like]]> <![CDATA[22 Jump Street - ]]> It’s always twice as hard the second time around — I’m talking about sequels here — because you can’t just repeat the formula that worked the first time, right? Directors Phil Lord and C]]> <![CDATA[How to Train Your Dragon 2 - ]]>

The world of Vikings and dragons gets much more complicated when Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and his winged companion Toothless unearth an ice cave with a plethora of new wild dragons and a mysterious rider

<![CDATA[The Fault in Our Stars - ]]> Young Adult fiction author (and Indianapolis native) John Green gets adapted here by screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (the writing and producing team behind The Spectacular Now]]> <![CDATA[Ida - ]]> A stark emotional honesty permeates Ida, the new release from Pawel Pawlikowski (The Woman in the Fifth), which is finally opening in our market. The film starts off at some point in the 1960s wi]]> <![CDATA[Maleficent - ]]> MALEFICENT — The movie poster for Maleficent features Angelina Jolie teasing audiences with the notion that this “fairy” tale will wander down a darker path than most of Disn]]> <![CDATA[A Million Ways to Die in the West - ]]> A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST — All of the promotional efforts for A Million Ways to Die in the West alert us to the fact that the movie is “from the guy who brought you&nb]]> <![CDATA[Belle - ]]> Belle, the new film from Amma Asante (A Way of Life), traversed the festival circuit and gained a fortuitous release date, coinciding with the spectacularly public shaming of Los Angeles Clippers owne]]> <![CDATA[Chef - ]]> While I’m not sure many filmgoers this weekend will pick up on the delicious bit of counter-programming going on at their local theaters, those in the know should savor the appetizing idea of pittin]]> <![CDATA[Blended - ]]> Blended marks the third pairing of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, following The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates, and this time, they find themselves going all Brady Bunch&]]> <![CDATA[The Immigrant - ]]> Co-writer (along with Ric Menello) and director James Gray (Little Odessa) employs the timeless aura that surrounds Marion Cotillard in this tale set on the decidedly mean streets of early 20th centur]]> <![CDATA[X Men: Days of Future Past - ]]> Bryan Singer returns to the driver’s seat of the X-Men film franchise after surrendering the wheel to Brett Ratner for X-Men: The Last Stand and watching Matthew Vaughan reset th]]> <![CDATA[God's Pocket - ]]> The first “read” of God’s Pocket, the feature-film directing debut of actor John Slattery (best known for his Emmy-nominated acting on Mad Men) is that the narrative’s working class criminal]]> <![CDATA[Godzilla - ]]> The biggest big screen monster of them all, Godzilla, gets another reboot — this time from director Gareth Edwards  (Monsters), and it appears that the movie gives the origin story a subtle t]]> <![CDATA[Million Dollar Arm - ]]> From the unveiling of the first trailer for Million Dollar Arm, the movie has set up all sorts of pitch-based comparisons; the most obvious being Jerry Maguire meets Slumdog Millionaire. A down-on-h]]> <![CDATA[Anita - ]]>   Certain historic moments inveigle their way into our personal memories, demanding that we remember where we were as these situations were unfolding. The Ani]]> <![CDATA[Brick Mansions - ]]> One of the final films of the late Paul Walker arrives, courtesy of the Luc Besson action factory (Besson co-wrote the script with Bibi Naceri and turned things over to Last Call director Camille De]]> <![CDATA[Jodorowsky's Dune - ]]> Back in 1974, it was a mad dream of surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo, The Holy Mountain) to tackle Frank Herbert’s science fiction classic Dune, especially when you consider that]]>