To borrow a line from Depeche Mode, death is everywhere in “Skyfall.” James Bond’s mortality has never been in such prominent focus, but the demise of the entire British spy game as we know it seems imminent, as well.
In “The Details,” Dr. Jeff Lang (Tobey Maguire) lives in a charming suburban Seattle home with his beautiful wife, Nealy (Elizabeth Banks), and their adorable, 2-year-old son. When we first see him, he’s driving home in his Toyota Prius — which has a campaign sticker for President Obama on it, naturally — with a large, lovely plant from Trader Joe’s in the backseat.
Maybe if you’re 20 years old and high in your dorm room with your friends, the platitudes presented in “Cloud Atlas” might seem profound.
It’s distracting at first: the fact that you’re looking at Joseph Gordon-Levitt but he doesn’t look exactly like the Joseph Gordon-Levitt you’ve come to know and love. Aren’t his eyes brown? Isn’t his nose longer and thinner? Even the blasé smirk on his face seems like an unfamiliar expression given his usual likable, boyish cool.
The fourth film in the Bourne franchise, “The Bourne Legacy,” may seem heady and intentionally disorienting and hard to follow at first — until you realize it’s really about drug addiction, and the lengths to which a junkie will go to get his fix.
Suburban paranoia can be as funny as it can be dangerous. But in “The Watch,” which was renamed from “Neighborhood Watch” to distance itself from the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida, the threat to an ordered Ohio town isn’t anything with contemporary resonance. It’s just aliens.
Christopher Nolan concludes his Batman trilogy in typically spectacular, ambitious fashion with “The Dark Knight Rises,” but the feeling of frustration and disappointment is unshakable.
The sun, in its various hues and levels of intensity, plays an important role in Oliver Stone’s latest, “Savages.”
“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”: Those four words, strung together in that order, sound like a lot of fun, don’t they?