'The Bling Ring' Review: All Dressed Up, Goes Nowhere 5 days ago
“The Bling Ring” calls to mind the old joke about non-dairy creamer: We know what it isn’t, but what is it?
By Alonso Duralde
The latest Aardman Animations adventure is silly enough for kids and smart enough for their parents, but it gets a bit frantic by the end
Jason Segel and his “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” collaborator score with another hilariously prickly and poignant look at relationships
British action star Jason Statham keeps the adrenaline pumping as he protects a young girl from corrupt cops and Russian and Chinese mobsters in "Safe"
White's first solo album has a bit of a bad attitude about women, even as his all-female band helps drive the diversified rockers home
King's album of pre-"Tapestry" classics proves she could've ruled as a singer as well as songwriter in the '60s, too
Stunning photography gets cranked through the happy-ending machine, resulting in a kid-friendly doc that’s neither fish nor fowl
Diane Keaton heads an all-star cast that mixes Lawrence Kasdan’s zingy dialogue with his weakness for spoiled Baby Boomers
An engaging cast and a steady stream of laughs help mask the familiarity of this rom-com based on Steve Harvey’s dating guide "Think Like a Man"
Zac Efron's attempt to transition into adult roles continues to fall flat
Jason Mraz abandons all attempts at pop-rap playfulness in favor of trying to revive easy-listening as an artform
Pat Monahan has gone off the rails since writing 2001's "Drops of Jupiter"
Joss Whedon’s "The Cabin in the Woods," a witty and scary take on teenagers on a doomed vacation, is best enjoyed if you go in knowing as little as possible
"The Three Stooges," the comedy nobody wanted, turns out to be hilarious. It's the Farrelly Brothers' best since “There’s Something About Mary”
On her first album in seven years, Raitt splits the difference between quiet covers of Dylan's most depressing ballads and reviving that greasy, slide-guitar-fueled, "Thing Called Love" spirit
It's admirable that Monica wants to act her age (31) and eschew hip-hop for R&B. But just one up-tempo club banger wouldn't have killed this collection of droopy ballads
“Metropolitan” director Whit Stillman returns after a long hiatus and once again charts the mating habits of the contemporary preppy
The balance of sweet and smutty that made the original “American Pie” so memorable is sorely absent from this pointless sequel
Nicki Minaj's second album is full of adventurous hip-hop for its first third. Then it turns into the season's least interesting, most bloated dance-pop record
Seann William Scott’s kindhearted hockey brute anchors this hilariously brutal sports comedy
"Bully," the buzzed-about documentary, says all the right things about the hot-button issue of bullying but doesn’t say them particularly well
"Mirror Mirror's" contemporized "Snow White" is a sadly earth-bound fairy tale
Reaching for maturity on an uneven fourth album, the former pop-punk band All-American Rejects sacrifices too much spunk
Only Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles cuts through the smooth-pop clutter in their duet on "Hello"
Madonna becomes the Material Matron on her latest album "MDNA." It's two-thirds disco thumper, one-third divorce diary
Rachel Weisz mixes sex appeal and melancholy in this examination of an unfaithful wife in post-WWII London
The first Shins album in 5 years ditches the group's former propulsion for luscious, listless production. It's not a terrible tradeoff, but what would Natalie Portman say?
Big-budget zombie movie gets so lost in its global scale that it doesn't give us a flesh-and-blood hero who makes it all matter, despite Brad Pitt's best efforts