Forget Game of Thrones' Khaleesi. How to Train Your Dragon protagonist Hiccup has actually transformed his land into a dragon utopia as the series' second installment begins.
Picking up five years after the original, the isle of Berk has fully embraced the once-rival dragons as pets. And while Hiccup's father Stoick, the isle's Viking chieftain, is ready to cede power to his dragon-master heir, Hiccup's focus lies elsewhere, as he and his dragon best friend Toothless chart the previously unexplored…
The term "family-friendly movie" has become a catchall to indicate a film aimed at little kids, but aren't unbearable for parents to sit through. Disney's new sports movie Million Dollar Arm offers a truer family-friendly package. Between its underdog story, charming characters, and light (but consistent) humor, it's got actual universal appeal.
Jon Hamm stars as real-life sports agent JB Bernstein, who's desperate for an outside-the-box idea after striking out with American pro athletes. Bernstein gets the idea to go…
Rule number one of Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Go in with a blank slate. Don't read message boards or watch clips. Avoid it all. While it could've been another paint-by-numbers installment in the Avengers franchise, the movie instead fires off unexpected twists at a blistering clip that ultimately shifts the paradigm of Marvel's cinematic universe. It's a blockbuster thrill ride best experienced with a mind clear of information.
Skirting around the basics without giving anything away: Unsurprisingly, Captain America…
"Crazy? This is obscene."
With those four short words, Rob Reiner (as Max Belfort) delivers the perfect summation of The Wolf of Wall Street. Martin Scorsese's satirical adaptation of a memoir by Jordan Belfort, who rose from Long Island penny-stock swindler to shady Wall Street power player with his brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont, is so over the top, it risks becoming what it sets out to mock. But it's a spectacle of opulence that demands to be seen.