Going Out Guide: movies


Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Street Smart: What to do in Downtown Silver Spring

In Silver Spring, between the AFI, the Fillmore, and the cool restaurants, the good times are always flowing.

By Megan McDonough  |  04:38 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Events, Food, Live Music, Movies, Restaurants, streetsmart

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Watch online: ‘I Am Divine’ and ‘Putzel’

A documentary about the drag queen and John Waters’s muse, and an offbeat comedy set in a New York deli.

By Camille Kilgore  |  04:19 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 04/14/2014

Union Market Drive-In returns April 18

Gates are open for cars from 6 until 7:45 p.m., and movies begin at 8 p.m.

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:36 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Outdoor Movies

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 04/11/2014

‘Under The Skin,’ ‘Joe’ and other new movies, reviewed

In this week’s new releases, Scarlett Johansson and Nicolas Cage deliver big performances.

By Macy Freeman  |  10:48 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/04/2014

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ ‘The Missing Picture’ and other new movies, reviewed

Scarlett Johansson’s performance in the film has one critic saying a ‘Black Widow’ spinoff is in order.

By Macy Freeman  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Watch online: ‘Mistaken for Strangers,’ ‘Dead Snow,’ ‘Home’

This week, a documentary look at The National and a zombie movie set in Norway.

By Ann Hornaday, Michael O'Sullivan and Stephanie Merry  |  01:15 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 03/21/2014

‘Divergent,’ ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ and other new movies, reviewed

Find out how ‘Divergent’ surpasses the Veronica Roth novel.

By Macy Freeman  |  12:16 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/18/2014

The D.C. Environmental Film Festival starts today

And you don’t have to be a tree-hugger to appreciate the lineup.

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” and other new movies, reviewed

Ralph Fiennes stars in Wes Anderson’s new film, which earns three stars.

By Macy Freeman  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Watch online: ‘Bottled Up,’ ‘Camp Takota’ and ‘Lunch Hour’

This week’s picks include a Melissa Leo comedy-drama and an indie starring a trio of YouTube stars.

By Michael O'Sullivan, Stephanie Merry and Ann Hornaday  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Watch online: ‘Furever’ and ‘Andy Made a Friend’

This week: a documentary about the modern “death-care” industry for pets and a silly short film.

By Michael O'Sullivan and Stephanie Merry  |  05:06 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 02/28/2014

‘Son of God,’ ‘Non-Stop’ and other new movies, reviewed

Critic Ann Hornaday writes, “Is it possible to love Jesus and not like ‘Son of God?’“

By Macy Freeman  |  11:19 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Where to watch the Oscars with red carpets and cocktails

Sip themed cocktails and enjoy live performances while watching the ceremony.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:44 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Movies, Oscars

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 02/21/2014

‘The Wind Rises,’ ‘3 Days to Kill’ and other new movies, reviewed

Ann Hornaday reviews the Oscar-nominated anime film by Hayao Miyazaki.

By Macy Freeman  |  01:17 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Watch online: ‘At Middleton,’ ‘These Birds Walk’

A romantic comedy starring Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga, and a documentary about Pakistani orphans.

By Stephanie Merry and Ann Hornaday  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/14/2014

‘Robocop,’ ‘About Last Night’ and other new movies, reviewed

The Post’s critics review remakes of three films from the 1980s.

By Macy Freeman  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Watch online: ‘Love & Air Sex,’ ‘Someone Marry Barry,’ ‘The Best Offer,’ ‘Big Bad Wolves’

The Post’s critics highlight original movies available on demand.

By Ann Hornaday, Stephanie Merry and Michael O'Sullivan  |  12:01 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 02/07/2014

‘The Monuments Men,’ ‘The Lego Movie’ and other new movies, reviewed

Also reviewed: ‘The Lego Movie,’ ‘Hank: 5 Years from the Brink’ and ‘The Attorney.’

By Macy Freeman  |  10:57 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 02/07/2014

‘Dallas Buyers Club’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  07:54 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Rhino Bar is hosting a Philip Seymour Hoffman marathon

The Georgetown sports bar remembers the late actor’s on-screen achievements.

By Stephanie Merry  |  03:25 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Movies

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Watch online: ’12 O’Clock Boys,’ ‘Percentage,’ ‘House of Bodies’

A documentary about renegade dirt-bikers Baltimore and a pair of films from Flavor Unit Entertainment.

By Ann Hornaday and Michael O'Sullivan  |  12:02 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 01/31/2014

‘Rush’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:12 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Watch online: ‘Artifact,’ ‘Redlands,’ and ‘Sun Don’t Shine’

Post critics review movies streaming online or on demand.

By Ann Hornaday, Michael O'Sullivan and Stephanie Merry  |  09:42 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Woody Allen turns pimp in ‘Fading Gigolo’ at the Washington Jewish Film Festival

Allen appears in John Turturro’s “Fading Gigolo,” one of the festival’s 64 films.

By Stephanie Merry  |  01:07 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 01/17/2014

‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,’ ‘The Square’ and other new movies, reviewed

Also reviewed: “The Square,” “The Invisible Woman” and “Life of a King.“

By Macy Freeman  |  11:31 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 01/17/2014

‘Riddick,’ ‘Enough Said’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:49 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 01/16/2014

The Post’s reviews of 2014 Best Picture nominees

See how critics rated the nine top Oscar films.

By Margaret Ely  |  12:07 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Watch online: ‘Eating Alabama,’ ‘Milius,’ ‘That Guy Who Was in That Thing’

This week: three documentaries, including one about a couple who tries to eat exclusively seasonally and locally.

By Stephanie Merry, Ann Hornaday and Michael O'Sullivan  |  12:25 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 01/10/2014

‘August: Osage County,’ ‘The Past’ and other new movies, reviewed

Also reviewed: “Lone Survivor,” “The Suspect” and more.

By Macy Freeman  |  11:58 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 01/10/2014

‘Thanks for Sharing’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:21 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Landmark announces movie theater near U Street

A six-screen theater in the Atlantic Plumbing project, set to open in 2015.

By Stephanie Merry  |  04:28 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Enough with the found footage already

“The Blair Witch Project” was almost 15 years ago. It’s time to move on.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  12:23 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Watch online: ‘C.O.G.’ and ‘The Immortal Augustus Gladstone’

A David Sedaris adaptation, and a faux-doc about a man claiming to be older than 150.

By Stephanie Merry and Michael O'Sullivan  |  03:36 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 01/03/2014

‘The Wolverine’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:36 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 12/27/2013

‘The Lone Ranger’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:39 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 11:06 PM ET, 12/25/2013

Christmas Day dinner and a movie

Where to find Chinese, Indian and other cuisines before your Christmas Day movies.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:06 PM ET, 12/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, holidays, Movies, Restaurants

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 12/24/2013

‘Her,’ ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘Grudge Match’ and other new movies, reviewed

Another week, another four-star movie.

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:07 PM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 12/20/2013

‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ ‘Anchorman 2,’ ‘American Hustle’ and other new movies, reviewed

Critic Ann Hornaday gives Joel and Ethan Coen’s new film four stars.

By Macy Freeman  |  12:52 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 12/20/2013

‘We’re the Millers’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:27 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Watch online: ‘The Short Game,’ ‘All That I Am,’ plus Chris Marker films

A documentary about junior golfers, a quiet movie about family dynamics and two gems from a master of the essay film.

By Michael O'Sullivan, Stephanie Merry and Ann Hornaday  |  04:19 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 12/13/2013

‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ and other new movies, reviewed

Emma Thompson stars as author P.L. Travers in a dramatization of the story behind “Mary Poppins.“

By Macy Freeman  |  11:37 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Watch online: ‘The Lifeguard,’ ‘Some Velvet Morning,’ ‘VeggieTales’

Kristen Bell plays a woman with an early mid-life crisis; a return to form for Neil LaBute; and Christmas with VeggieTales.

By Michael O'Sullivan, Ann Hornaday and Stephanie Merry  |  10:05 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 12/10/2013

What to do with your snow day? Go see one of these movies.

There are quite a few films worth changing out of your jammies for.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:40 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 12/06/2013

‘Out of the Furnace,’ ‘Let the Fire Burn’ and other new movies, reviewed

“Let the Fire Burn” receives this week’s highest critic rating.

By Macy Freeman  |  01:45 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 12/06/2013

‘The Wolverine’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:11 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 12/05/2013

The Emerald Isle comes to the big screen during the Capital Irish Film Festival

See a documentary about political activists, a look at when Muhammad Ali traveled to Dublin and kid-friendly shorts.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:47 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Watch online: ‘Medora,’ ‘Mortified Nation’ and ‘A Year in Burgundy’

The Post’s critics highlight original movies that are being streamed and made available on demand.

By Ann Hornaday, Michael O'Sullivan and Stephanie Merry  |  11:36 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 11/27/2013

‘Frozen,’ ‘Philomena’ and other new movies, reviewed

Disney’s new animated children’s film receives three stars.

By Macy Freeman  |  01:50 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 11/22/2013

‘Planes’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Macy Freeman  |  11:11 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Watch online: ‘The Giant Mechanical Man,’ ‘Geography Club,’ ‘The Comedy’

This week: a winsome rom-com starring Chris Messina and a trail-blazing coming-of-age film.

By Ann Hornaday, Stephanie Merry and Michael O'Sullivan  |  11:13 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 11/15/2013

‘The Best Man Holiday,’ ‘The Book Thief’ and other new movies, reviewed

Fourteen years after “The Best Man,” the cast reunites for a heartwarming holiday film.

By Macy Freeman  |  12:32 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 11/15/2013

‘Man of Steel’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:51 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 11/14/2013

The Newseum’s ‘Anchorman’ exhibit opens today

The exhibit features the KVWN-TV anchor desk, Ron Burgundy’s jazz flute and more objects from the 2004 film.

By Margaret Ely  |  12:18 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Movies, Museums

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 11/14/2013

From story to screen at the SpeakeasyShorts Film Contest

Can a quality movie be made in five days? You be the judge.

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:04 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Movies

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Catch free movies at the Archives during the Steven Spielberg Film Festival

The director’s award is the public’s gain.

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:03 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Watch online: ‘Sharknado,’ ‘Angels Sing,’ ‘Redlegs’

This week: SyFy’s schlocky summer hit and an earnest holiday movie with a killer soundtrack.

By Michael O'Sullivan, Ann Hornaday and Stephanie Merry  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 11/08/2013

‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and other new movies, reviewed

Matthew McConaughey may have delivered his best performance to date in “Dallas Buyers Club.“

By Macy Freeman  |  10:43 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Alexandria Film Festival starts and ‘Blood Brother’ screens Thursday

A few items to add to your crowded moviegoing to-do list.

By Stephanie Merry  |  01:04 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Watch online: ‘Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive,’ ‘Side by Side,’ ‘Sal’

This week: an entertaining stand-up set from Aziz Ansari, an engrossing documentary about film technology and a Sal Mineo biopic.

By Michael O'Sullivan, Ann Hornaday and Stephanie Merry  |  03:31 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 11/01/2013

‘Ender’s Game,’ ‘About Time’ and other new movies, reviewed

Young soldiers go to war with buglike aliens in a film starring Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford.

By Macy Freeman  |  02:42 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 11/01/2013

‘Monsters University’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:48 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Celebrate 40 years of “The Exorcist” in Georgetown tonight

The film’s producer and screenwriter will hold a Q&A following tonight’s showing.

By Margaret Ely  |  04:57 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Halloween, Movies

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 10/25/2013

‘All Is Lost,’ ‘The Counselor’ and other new movies, reviewed

Robert Redford plays an unnamed sailor stranded at sea in “All Is Lost.”

By Macy Freeman  |  12:05 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Watch online: ‘The Castle Project,’ ‘Visioneers,’ ‘La Source’

This week’s pick include a documentary about a (potentially) haunted mansion and a comedy starring Zach Galifianakis.

By Michael O'Sullivan, Ann Hornaday and Stephanie Merry  |  03:25 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 10/22/2013

A dash of Cannes in Middleburg and Reston film festivals

Middleburg Film Festival and Washington West Festival bring promising slates of movies to the area.

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:09 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 10/18/2013

‘The Heat’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:49 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dvds, Movies

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 10/16/2013

Be afraid: Get into the Halloween spirit with movies and theater

Local screens and stages promise plenty of fresh ways to scare yourself silly.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:33 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Theater

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 10/11/2013

‘Captain Phillips’ and other new movies, reviewed

‘Captain Phillips’ is a taut, superbly crafted maritime thriller, anchored by a superb performance by Tom Hanks.

By Macy Freeman  |  04:31 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 10/11/2013

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:41 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dvds, Movies

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Watch online: ‘Price Check,’ ’3 Days of Normal’ and ‘The Revisionaries’

This week: a workplace comedy starring Parker Posey, a low-key romantic comedy, and a fair-minded documentary about Texas textbook standards.

By Michael O'Sullivan, Stephanie Merry and Ann Hornaday  |  02:33 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Get in the Halloween mood with movies, candy and $2 beers at Comet

Comet Ping Pong offers mystery movies and treats every Monday in October

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:07 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Halloween, Movies

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 10/04/2013

‘Gravity,’ ‘Parkland’ and other new movies, reviewed

Four new movies are hitting the multiplex this weekend; you probably only care about one of them.

By Macy Freeman  |  02:27 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 10/04/2013

‘This Is the End’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:16 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dvds, Movies

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Post critics pick the best in shutdown-proof entertainment

What shutdown? Plenty of venues are offering worthwhile pursuits while much of the city is shuttered.

By Peter Marks, Anne Midgette, Chris Richards and Ann Hornaday  |  11:48 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Music, Shutdown, Theater

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Escape the shutdown at the movies

Temporarily jobless? Check out one of these movies -- with free popcorn at several area theaters.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:40 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Shutdown

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Watch online: ‘The History of Future Folk,’ “Butch Walker,’ ‘Magic Magic’

This week: A “delightful sci-fi adventure,” plus a strange film starring Michael Cera and a doc about a singer-songwriter.

By Ann Hornaday, Stephanie Merry and Michael O'Sullivan  |  12:29 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Federal workers: What to do with your free time

When your friends are at work, there are plenty of ways to stay busy.

By Stephanie Merry  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Government shutdown, Movies, Shutdown

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 09/27/2013

‘Iron Man 3 and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:12 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dvds, Movies

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Band member introduces ‘Metallica Through the Never’ screening Friday

Bassist Robert Trujillo will be at Silver Spring’s Regal Majestic.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:52 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Music

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Tonight: Have a cocktail and watch a documentary about bartenders

A one-night-only screening of “Hey Bartender” includes a Q&A with the director and drinks made by some of the film’s participants.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:48 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Movies

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 09/20/2013

‘Prisoners,’ ‘Wadjda’ and other new movies, reviewed

Hugh Jackman stars as a father whose daughter is kidnapped; a film set in Saudi Arabia impresses.

By Macy Freeman  |  03:18 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 09/20/2013

‘World War Z’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:59 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 09/18/2013

What to see at the DC Shorts Film Festival

The 10th annual event promises 150 movies from around the world.

By Stephanie Merry  |  04:27 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC Shorts, Movies

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/18/2013

“The Legend of Cool ‘Disco’ Dan” closes U Street Movie Series tonight

The final offering of the U Street outdoor movie series is a documentary about the D.C. graffiti icon.

By Fritz Hahn  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, U Street

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Watch online: ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’ and ‘Almost in Love’

This week: a deadpan comedy produced by Nick Offerman and a romantic drama consisting of just two, 40-minute takes.

By Michael O'Sullivan and Stephanie Merry  |  03:34 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 09/06/2013

‘Riddick,’ ‘Drinking Buddies’ and other new movies, reviewed

Check out this week's new movies and see what the critics had to say.

By Macy Freeman  |  12:59 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 09/06/2013

‘Now You See Me’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:37 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Watch online: ‘Mike Birbiglia: My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend,’ ‘The Entrepreneur,’ ‘Miss Dial’

This week: a hilarious and touching meditation on love, a documentary about the man who made the Yugo a brand name in the U.S., and a light romantic comedy.

By Michael O'Sullivan, Ann Hornaday and Stephanie Merry  |  05:26 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 08/30/2013

‘The Great Gatsby’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:12 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 08/23/2013

'The World's End,' 'You're Next' and other new movies opening this week

The British trio behind the 2004 film "Shaun of the Dead' reunite. "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" receives the highest rating with four stars.

By Macy Freeman  |  01:56 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, New Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 08/23/2013

'Amour' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:25 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Sneak a peek at new documentary 'Led Zeppelin Played Here'

Filmmaker Jeff Krulik digs for the truth about a storied 1969 concert at Wheaton Youth Center.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:36 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Music

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Watch online: 'Other Than,' 'Paradise,' 'Rock Jocks'

This week: a series of documentary shorts, Diablo Cody's directorial debut, and an offbeat indie comedy.

By Michael O'Sullivan, Ann Hornaday and Stephanie Merry  |  03:34 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 08/16/2013

"The Butler" and other new movies opening this week

Movies opening this week include "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "Jobs," starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs.

By Macy Freeman  |  12:41 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 08/16/2013

'Olympus Has Fallen' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:59 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Watch online: 'Jug Face' and 'Jack Irish'

This week: an indie horror movie, plus an Australian mystery series starring Guy Pearce as a private detective.

By Michael O'Sullivan and Ann Hornaday  |  05:06 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 08/09/2013

'Elysium,' 'Lovelace' and other new movies reviewed

'Elysium' and 'Lovelace' receive 2 1/2 stars.

By Macy Freeman  |  03:48 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, New Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Watch online: 'Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me,' 'Touch Feely,' 'Broken'

This week: a documentary about an underappreciated band and two family dramas.

By Michael O'Sullivan, Ann Hornaday and Stephanie Merry  |  12:52 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 08/02/2013

'Blue Jasmine,' '2 Guns' and other new movies, reviewed

Woody Allen's new film is a hit, while "2 Guns" is all too familiar.

By Macy Freeman  |  10:59 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 08/02/2013

'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:59 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Bardo: Beers and a big screen on Bladensburg Road

Bardo doesn't brew its own beers yet, but its outdoor movie series makes it fun with friends on a summer night.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:01 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bardo, Bars, Outdoor Bars, Outdoor Movies

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 08/01/2013

You say robot, I say Mecha. Let's call the whole thing off.

A comparison of the robotic machines in "Pacific Rim" and "The Wolverine"

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  11:32 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 08/01/2013

'Sharknado' set to terrorize area theaters

See the campy disaster flick as it was never meant to be seen.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:45 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 07/30/2013

The strangest thing about 'The Canyons' is that Lindsay Lohan is the best thing in it

Also on demand: Michael O'Sullivan reviews a portrait of an artistic rebel.

By Ann Hornaday and Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:12 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Gathr provides the films, you provide the audience

You can see any number of independent movies at area theaters, as long as you can mobilize an audience.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:38 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Local cocktails, local bands and a local '80s movie

This week is about karaoke, taking pride in local bands and watching "D.C. Cab."

By Fritz Hahn  |  07:01 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Karaoke, Music, Nightlife Agenda, Outdoor Movies

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 07/26/2013

'The Wolverine,' 'The To Do List' and other new movies, reviewed

Hugh Jackman stars as 'Wolverine' again and one documentary receives four stars.

By Macy Freeman  |  04:12 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 07/26/2013

'Trance' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:43 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 07/23/2013

Watch online: 'Devil You Know,' 'The Typewriter,' 'The Fruit Hunters'

This week's VOD reviews include a "new" movie with Jennifer Lawrence and two documentaries.

By Michael O'Sullivan, Ann Hornaday and Stephanie Merry  |  11:08 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 07/19/2013

'Fruitvale Station,' 'The Conjuring' and other new movies, reviewed

Michael B. Jordan stars as Oscar Grant in 'Fruitvale Station' and two horror films receive three stars.

By Macy Freeman  |  02:24 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Watch at home: '42' and other new releases

Check out this week's new DVD options and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  08:35 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 07/12/2013

'Pacific Rim,' 'Grown Ups 2 and other new movies, reviewed

The documentary "Far Out Isn't Far Enough" receives the highest rating.

By Macy Freeman  |  12:32 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 07/12/2013

Outdoor movies: Where to go and what to see

The Washington area is in the throes of an outdoor movie invasion.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:01 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/12/2013

'Spring Breakers,' 'The Host' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:00 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 07/11/2013

'Pacific Rim': A rock 'em, sock 'em sci-fi spectacle with heart

Guillermo del Toro's latest is a loud, rock 'em, sock 'em sci-fi spectacle, graced by good performances and an engaging story.

By Ann Hornaday  |  01:32 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Watch online: 'Coffee Town,' 'Magic Camp,' 'My Neighbourhood,' 'Inocente'

This week's reviews include the first feature film from CollegeHumor.com and three intriguing documentaries.

By Stephanie Merry, Michael O'Sullivan and Ann Hornaday  |  12:32 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 07/08/2013

'Despicable Me 2 wins big this weekend

"Despicable Me 2" nearly tripled the take of "The Lone Ranger" at the domestic box office, grossing $142 million over five days.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:42 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Box office, despicable me 2, lone ranger, Movies

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 07/05/2013

'Despicable Me,' 'The Lone Ranger' and other new movies, reviewed

"Despicable Me," "The Lone Ranger" and other new movies, reviewed

By Macy Freeman  |  11:16 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 07/05/2013

'The Call' and other popular DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:32 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Watch online: 'Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters,' 'Stranger Things,' 'Gayby'

Post critics review movies that you can watch right now, via instant streaming or video on demand.

By Michael O'Sullivan, Ann Hornaday and Stephanie Merry  |  03:10 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 07/01/2013

'Monsters University' beats 'The Heat,' 'White House Down' at the box office

The terrorists-take-Washington thriller took in a mere $25.7-million, less than 2013's similarly-themed "Olympus Has Fallen."

By Michael Cavna on Comic Riffs  |  01:24 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Box office, Movies

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 06/28/2013

'White House Down,' 'The Heat' and other new movies, reviewed

The stars of 'White House Down' and 'The Heat' outshine their movies.

By Macy Freeman  |  02:45 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 06/28/2013

'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:58 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 06/25/2013

Watch online: 'Trash Dance,' 'Syrup,' 'The Happy Poet'

Post critics review three movies that you can watch right now, via instant streaming or video on demand.

By Ann Hornaday, Stephanie Merry and Michael O'Sullivan  |  10:33 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 06/21/2013

'Jack the Giant Slayer' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:40 AM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Must-see movies at AFI Docs

The festival, which runs Wednesday through Sunday, spotlights films that break conventional molds.

By Stephanie Merry  |  03:05 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 06/14/2013

'Man of Steel,' 'This is the End' and other new movies, reviewed

"Man of Steel" falls short, while "Shadow Dancer" impresses and "This is the End" should satisfy its target audience.

By Macy Freeman  |  04:15 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 06/14/2013

'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:44 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 06/13/2013

'Man of Steel' and steely glares

The Superman reboot affects the same self-seriousness that flowed throughout Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, but with mixed results.

By Ann Hornaday  |  05:32 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 06/10/2013

'The Purge' claims top spot at the box office

The surprise hit home invasion thriller raked in $36.4 million.

By Stephanie Merry  |  02:01 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Box office, Movies

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Will 'The Kings of Summer' be this year's sleeper hit?

In a movie season better known for superhero blockbusters backed by unfathomable dollars, which small films will make a big splash?

By Stephanie Merry  |  02:53 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Weekend Section

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 06/07/2013

'The Internship,' 'The Purge' and other new movies, reviewed

"The Internship" and "The Purge" receive two stars. "The Kings of Summer" falls short in comparison to "Mud," according to critic Ann Hornaday.

By Macy Freeman  |  02:40 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 06/07/2013

'Identity Thief' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  08:02 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 06/03/2013

'After Earth' disappoints on opening weekend

The picture took in just $27 million, behind "Fast

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:42 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 05/31/2013

WikiLeaks posts annotated transcript of controversial 'We Steal Secrets' documentary

Critics of 'WikiLeaks' doc shoot back at the film, which opened Friday.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  06:12 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 05/31/2013

'After Earth,' 'Before Midnight' and other new movie reviews

Will Smith's new sci-fi movie receives one star. "Before Midnight" starring Ethan Hawke receives three stars.

By Macy Freeman  |  12:25 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 05/31/2013

'Dark Skies' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:27 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 05/30/2013

Screen on the Green returns for 2013

The outdoor film festival on the National Mall is back with four films.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:14 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Movies, summer

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 05/24/2013

'Frances Ha,' 'Fast & Furious 6 and other new movies

One of these films got four stars. The other did not.

By Macy L. Freeman  |  03:54 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 05/24/2013

'Side Effects' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:32 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 05/23/2013

AFI Docs begins June 19. Here are four films to look forward to.

A mere 53 films were hand-picked from 1,929 submissions, and the just-announced slate (unsurprisingly) looks promising.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:56 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 05/20/2013

'Into Darkness' tops 'Iron Man 3

"J.J. Abrams's second tour on the Holodeck did not go as boldly as the studio hoped."

By Michael Cavna  |  12:23 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 05/17/2013

'Star Trek' is good, but 4-star 'Stories We Tell' is better

"Star Trek" is getting all of the attention, but the best new movie of the weekend comes from the Canadian filmmaker known for "Away From Her" and "Take This Waltz."

By Ann Hornaday  |  12:06 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 05/17/2013

'Cloud Atlas' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry | @stephmerry  |  10:13 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dvds, movies

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 05/16/2013

'Star Trek' meets 'Star Wars'

Remember when President Obama used the term 'Jedi mind meld'? Although he mixed two different movies up, there are still some similarities between the two.

By Jen Chaney and Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:24 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 05/15/2013

'Star Trek Into Darkness' advances the franchise with smarts, flair

Like its predecessor, 'Star Trek Into Darkness' benefits from superb casting and bold, escapist flair.

By Ann Hornaday  |  11:53 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 05/10/2013

'Jack Reacher' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:11 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dvds, movies

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Going 'Great Gatsby' with food, drink and sights around D.C.

Excited for Baz Luhrmann's tribute to the Jazz Age? Check out these Gatsby-esque haunts around town.

By Maura Judkis | @maurajudkis  |  02:48 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 05/07/2013

With G.I. Film Festival and vintage war films, May is military movie month

Two war-themed film programs remind viewers of the meaning of Memorial Day.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  11:57 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 05/06/2013

'Iron Man 3' posts second-biggest debut ever

"One summer after Robert Downey Jr.'s quick-witted Iron Man help lead Marvel's "The Avengers" to the biggest domestic debut ever ($207.4-million), the third film in the "Iron Man" franchise proper bowed in with the second-biggest homeland opening ever."

By Michael Cavna | Comic Riffs  |  11:42 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 05/03/2013

2013 Summer Movie Guide: From 'Gatsby' to 'Man of Steel' and 'Star Trek'

Movie releases promise a zombie apocolyse and massive monsters, humans moving to another planet and others relocating to a space station. There are even a couple of catastrophe comedies. Of course, if armageddon isn't your thing, there will be other options. Read on for a look at upcoming theater releases, including some lighter, less cataclysmic entertainment. [READ MORE]

By Stephanie Merry  |  06:01 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 05/03/2013

New movies roundup: 'Iron Man 3 does the job

Want to see something fresh at the movies this weekend? Here's a quick rundown of today's new releases.

By Amy Joyce  |  12:56 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 04/30/2013

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  04:49 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 04/26/2013

'Mud,' 'Pain and Gain' and more new movies

See what Post critics had to say about this week's new movies.

By Anne Kenderdine  |  12:48 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies, New Movies

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema gets a makeover

The 11-year-old destination for indie film fans didn't really need a renovation, but no one is going to turn down a full bar, comfy new seats and upgraded sound and projection systems.

By Stephanie Merry | @stephmerry  |  04:46 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bethesda, movies

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema edges closer to D.C.

The funky, Austin-based theater chain edges closer to D.C.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:00 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies, Openings

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 04/19/2013

'Django Unchained' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:20 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dvds, movies

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 04/12/2013

'Scary Movie 5 must be some kind of psychological experiment

"For some reason, watching this movie kept conjuring up the voice of Smokey Bear intoning 'Only YOU can prevent forest fires.' It must be a sign from beyond that we — the film-going public — have the power to end this. As long as people keep watching these inept films, the 'Scary Movie' franchise will thrive and reproduce. And that is a truly terrifying prospect." [READ MORE]

By Stephanie Merry  |  05:50 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Do Not See This Movie, movies

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 04/12/2013

'The Company You Keep,' 'Trance' and more new movies

"42" scores a triple and so does a new Robert Redford thriller. See what Post critics had to say about this week's new releases.

By Anne Kenderdine  |  01:53 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Goodbye, Silverdocs: Hello, AFI Docs.

The documentary film festival is changing its name and expanding its reach, with screenings set to take place at D.C. venues such as the Newseum and the National Museum of American History.

By Ann Hornaday  |  01:02 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Chadwick Boseman stars as Jackie Robinson in '42'

Chadwick Boseman steps up to the plate as the baseball great.

By Mark Jenkins  |  11:47 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies, Weekend Section

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 04/12/2013

'Hyde Park on Hudson' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:13 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 04/11/2013

42: Finally, a film worthy of a legend

The groundbreaking baseball player gets the big-screen treatment he deserves in the stirring film.

By Ann Hornaday  |  05:43 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 04/11/2013

See the Oscar-winning "Inocente" at the Avalon

Local filmmakers Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine introduce their documentary short with screenings tonight at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:43 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, movies

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Filmfest DC returns for its 27th year

The annual international film festival kicks off with "Underground" about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

By Stephanie Merry  |  04:04 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  film festival, movies

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 04/05/2013

What did The Post think of 'Jurassic Park' in 1993?

Here's the original "Jurassic Park" review by The Post's Rita Kempley from June 11, 1993.

By Alex Baldinger  |  04:25 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Weekend movie power rankings: Ryan Gosling reprises the "Drive" shtick

Here's how this weekend's new releases stack up, based on reviews by the Post's movie critics.

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:18 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 04/05/2013

'John Dies at the End' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:41 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dvds, movies

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 04/04/2013

'Jurassic Park' stomps back to theaters in 3D

And dinosaur enthusiasts follow.

By Stephanie Merry  |  04:55 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 04/02/2013

'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' dominates weekend box office

The action flick scored $41.2 million over the weekend, but did it live up to 2009's "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"?

By Stephanie Merry  |  02:06 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 03/29/2013

'Lincoln' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:48 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dvds, movies

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Nicolas Cage voices 'The Croods' to a weekend box office win

The animated cave family was a hit with audiences, raking in $44.7 million.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:11 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Box office, movies

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 03/22/2013

Watch Akira Kurosawa's films for free this weekend

Hulu and the Criterion Collection are jointly offering streams of 24 Akira Kurosawa films for free.

By Ryan Little  |  02:46 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/19/2013

'Oz' has another great and powerful weekend at the box office

The magical adventure raked in $42.2 million.

By Stephanie Merry  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Box office, movies

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 03/15/2013

'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' not so incredible, and other new movies

Find out which film made a Post critic write: "I stopped taking notes when the woman disintegrated into a ball of writhing snakes."

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:48 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 03/15/2013

'Life of Pi' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:59 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dvds, movies

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 03/08/2013

'Oz the Great and Powerful' not so great, and other new movies

Also opening: "Yossi," "Greedy Lying Bastards" and "Lore."

By Amy Joyce  |  03:18 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 03/08/2013

'Red Dawn' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:37 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dvds, movies

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Highlights: DC Independent Film Festival

Get ready for five days of films that prove big budgets don't necessarily predict quality.

By Stephanie Merry  |  02:15 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, movies

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 03/04/2013

'Jack the Giant Slayer' climbs to the top spot at box office

The action adventure raked in $28 million, which is hardly a fairy tale ending.

By Stephanie Merry  |  05:51 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Box office, movies

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 03/01/2013

"A Place at the Table," "Phantom" and other movies opening this weekend

Cold war thriller or food documentary? Frankenstein hunt or attempt to oust Pinochet?

By Amy Joyce  |  04:55 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Park Chan-wook's buzzy "Stoker" opens the Korean Film Festival tonight

Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook makes the jump to Hollywood with "Stoker," the opening-night film of DC's Korean Film Festival

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  12:25 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 03/01/2013

'The Master' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:41 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dvds, movies

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Oscars Oscars Oscars

Check out our reviews of the big Oscar winners, as well as our four-star movie gallery and our "what not to watch" gallery of one-star rated movies.

By Amy Joyce  |  12:14 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 02/20/2013

'Argo' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  04:50 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dvds, movies

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 02/20/2013

What not to watch: Bad movies of the recent past

Revisit some of the worst movies of recent months.

By Stephanie Merry  |  03:40 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 02/20/2013

How to see as many Oscar nominees as possible before Sunday

See all nine Best Picture nominees in a row on Saturday.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:01 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 02/15/2013

A new four-star movie: 'Sound City'

There's a bright spot amid the bleakness of recent movie releases.

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:23 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 02/15/2013

A magical night at the Black Cat

Wizard rock invades the Black Cat on Presidents Day, as Harry and the Potters perform before a screening of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1."

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:21 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, movies, Music

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 02/15/2013

The Northern Lights, wooden elk and ice instruments at Nordic Cool

The Kennedy Center's month-long festival features 750 artists illuminating the cultures of Nordic nations and territories.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:16 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, dance, movies, Music, Theater

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 02/15/2013

'Skyfall' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:09 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dvds, movies

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 02/12/2013

See "The Legend of Cool 'Disco' Dan" at AFI on March 1

You have one additional chance to see the documentary about D.C.'s graffiti hero.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:55 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, movies

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Streaming movies for a low-key Valentine's Day

Pair your hummus and Two-Buck Chuck with these romantic films from Netflix, Hulu Plus or Amazon Instant.

By Ryan Little  |  03:23 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies, Valentine's Day

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 02/11/2013

'Identity Thief' makes off with box office

The comedy earned $36.6 million in its opening weekend.

By Jess Righthand  |  01:24 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 02/08/2013

'Flight' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:44 AM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dvds, movies

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 02/04/2013

'Warm Bodies' heats up weekend box office

A look at the top movies this weekend.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:35 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 02/01/2013

'Downton Abbey' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:33 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dvds, movies

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Spring Arts Preview: The best movies, music and more

Get out your calendar. It's time to decide what exhibitions, plays, movies and concerts to see.

By Stephanie Merry  |  01:28 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, dance, movies, Music, Spring Arts, Theater

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 01/28/2013

'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' tracks down top spot at box office

The take on the old fairytale starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton earned the top spot at the weekend box office.

By Jess Righthand  |  01:01 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Box office, movies

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 01/25/2013

'Movie 43 disgusts and delights

It doesn't go over the top so much as it goes straight through the concrete floor of human decency, like a nuclear core meltdown.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:19 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies