In “The Invisible Woman,” Felicity Jones plays Nelly Ternan, the woman behind Charles Dickens. WAY behind, hidden from everyone — especially his wife. Welcome, Nelly, to the company of cinematic side dishes.
In “August: Osage County,” there’s a lot of talk about how hot it is. Because it takes place in August. In Oklahoma. And in Oklahoma, when it’s hot, it’s HOT — just like the scorching settings of these other films.
Happy new year! Ready to make some changes? Whatever your resolution, it’s sure to have an impact on your life, because that’s what always happens in the movies.
“Grudge Match,” starring Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro as aging boxers, inspired this list of rock-’em sock-’em films.
In “Out of the Furnace,” which opens Friday, Russell Blaze (Christian Bale, right) has to rescue his brother Rodney (Casey Affleck). Because movie brothers bail one another out. Or hate one another. One of the two.
In Disney’s “Frozen,” out Wednesday, there is much snow in which the easily-action-figured characters can romp. That’s because setting your film in the tundra can often be cool.
The documentary “The Armstrong Lie,” out Friday, is about how cycling champ Lance Armstrong deceived so many for so long. Now he joins a pantheon of movie liars that are chronicled below in this, the Pulitzer Prize-winning greatest column of all time.
In “The Best Man Holiday,” out Friday, old college friends reunite to celebrate Christmas and to see if it’s a good idea to sleep with one another. Which is just one activity that can happen in movie reunions.
In “Dallas Buyers Club,” out Friday, Matthew McConaughey plays a Texas electrician. It’s another in a series of movies about the state and the people with which you should not mess.
“Ender’s Game,” out Friday, mostly takes place at a military school that is more awesome because it is in space, thereby making it easier to train child soldiers to kill aliens. Know what else is easier in space? Dying.