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Theo James and Shailene Woodley in 'Insurgent'

Movie reviews: ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent,’ ‘The Gunman’

"The Divergent Series: Insurgent" (PG-13) 3 stars (out of four) The battle of the young adult, dystopian novels-turned-movies ...

Lily James and Cate Blanchett in Cinderella

Reviews: ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Frozen Fever,’ ‘Run All Night’

By Tim Lammers "Cinderella" (PG) 4 stars (out of four) Filmmaker Kenneth Branagh masterfully directs an instant classic with ...

CInderlla Kenneth Branagh on set

Interview: Kenneth Branagh talks direction of live-action ‘Cinderella’

By Tim Lammers Having the good fortune to talk with actor-director Kenneth Branagh time and again over the past 15 years, the one ...

Bruce Campbell 2

Interview: Bruce Campbell talks ‘Last Fan Standing,’ ‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead’

By Tim Lammers Bruce Campbell, one of biggest attractions at Wizard World's fan conventions, is turning the spotlight on the people who've showed up to support his work over the years – and he couldn't be more thrilled. Campbell, the star of the classic "Evil Dead" movie trilogy and such hit ...

'Chappie' (Sony Pictures)

Reviews: ‘Chappie,’ ‘Unfinished Business’

"Chappie" (R) 1 star (out of four) There's no other way of putting it: "Chappie" is crappie. After a brilliant debut with the Best Picture Oscar nominee "District 9" and the sharp downward turn with the preachy, universal health care polemic "Elysium," writer-director Neill Blomkamp has sunk ...

Leonard Nimoy in 'Star Trek' 2

Remembering Leonard Nimoy

By Tim Lammers Like millions of others, I was saddened to learn Friday that "Star Trek" star Leonard Nimoy died at 83. Nimoy, who of course, embodied Mr. Spock in the "Star Trek" TV series and many of the subsequent "Star Trek" movies, truly deserved his label as an icon, given the amount of impact ...

Will Smith and Margot Robbie in 'Focus'

Movie reviews: ‘Focus,’ ‘The Lazarus Effect’

"Focus" (R) 2 1/2 stars (out of four) It's not a full recovery, but Will Smith is definitely looking sharp again following his sci-fi disaster "After Earth" with "Focus," a con-game thriller that's fuzzy around the edges but overall comes out a winner. Smith plays Nicky, the head of a ...