Moviegoers can take their pick of several good light-hearted films as the summer season begins. Each of these four has something to say and says it well.
"Chernobyl Diaries" seems to casually abuse the real-life story behind the abandoned city of Pripiat for the sake of a few scares.
Avengers took the humor-tinged mech-action of Iron Man, the Shakespearean epicness of Thor, and threw in a little political correctness for good measure. This is how you do a superhero film.
This summer will offer the usual assortment of comic book blockbusters, sci-fi, obscene comedies, reboots, remakes, sequels, and prequels.
The Cabin in the Woods takes the overdone slasher flick formula, tears it down, and builds it back up.
It is deliciously ingenious and a lot of fun and breaths much needed new life into a predictable and hackneyed genre.
When it comes to television, adaptations of graphic novels are risky business. When AMC picked up "The Walking Dead," however, it was a risk worth taking.
What would you find if you had to take your children and a few assorted people down into the sewer to live?
Everything about this "real life high school" movie is tragic and miserable. The students are clinging to the edges of teenage life, the teachers are losing their minds, and the principal is getting divorced and fired.
The Hunger Games is more than a teen movie, more than a pointless American rehash of the Japanese cult favorite Battle Royale. It's a larger story of oppression and rebellion.