Damon charms as stranded astronaut in 'The Martian'

By: Sandy Cohen The Associated Press

Without Matt Damon, the solitary fight for survival on Mars would be lonely indeed. Alone on screen for most of his scenes as an astronaut stranded on the red planet, the Oscar-nominated actor is the winning heart...

'Pawn Sacrifice' ably follows Bobby Fischer's unraveling, move

By: Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

No sports fan need be reminded of the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, but what about the agony of victory, the unraveling that can occur when your triumph is so complete there are no more worlds to...

'Hotel Transylvania 2' is cute, but not a classic

By: Katie Walsh Tribune News Service

Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Keegan-Michael Key, Steve Buscemi, Andy Samberg; directed by Genndy Tartakovsky; 89 minutes; PG for some scary images, action and rude humor.

There's an...

Hathaway, De Niro work it in 'The Intern'

By: Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

Starring Anne Hathaway, Robert De Niro; directed by Nancy Meyers; PG-13 for some suggestive content and brief strong language; 119 minutes.

Nicely acted by Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, the...

Too much gore, not enough scares in 'Green Inferno'

By: Katie Walsh Tribune News Service

Starring Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy; directed by Eli Roth; 100 minutes; R for aberrant violence and torture, grisly disturbing images, brief graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug...

Oyelowo is terrific in 'Captive'

By: Colin Covert Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

Starring David Oyelowo, Kate Mara, Michael K. Williams; directed by Jerry Jameson; 97 minutes; PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving violence and substance abuse.

David Oyelowo, the picture of...

'Grandma' is terrific showcase for Tomlin

By: Colin Covert Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

Starring Lily Tomlin, Marcia Gay Harden, Julia Garner, Laverne Cox, Sam Elliott, Judy Greer; directed by Paul Weitz; 82 minutes; R for language and some drug use.

"Grandma" is no sugary-sweet smoothie...

Johnny Depp revels in role of underworld kingpin in 'Black Mass'

By: Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

Starring Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Jesse Plemons, Sienna Miller, Dakota Johnson; directed by Scott Cooper; 122 minutes; R for brutal violence, language throughout, some sexual references and...