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Wayne in the 'The Searchers,' perhaps his best performance. Warner Bros.

Reclaiming John Wayne: The Duke's 10 best

John Wayne was a great actor. There, I said it. It may get me thrown out of certain intellectual circles, it may cause some to wonder about my politics, but that's my premise and I'm sticking with it. More

Toronto International Film Festival: A fine time to play Where's Oscar?

'The Judge,' starring Robert Downey Jr., left, and Robert Duvall, will have its world premier as the opening film at the 2014 TIFF. Warner Bros. Pictures

It's uncertain whether Oscar will be attending this year's Toronto International Film Festival. What is certain is that there will be the annual deluge of quality films at the fest, 289 features and 83 shorts from 72 countries. More

'Ghostbusters' still 'makes you happy,' director says

Bill Murray, left, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis ain't afraid of no ghosts. Detroit News Photo Archive

'Ghostbusters' director Ivan Reitman came up with the seminal tag line 'Coming to Save the World This Summer' for the film's pre-release poster as a way of 'focusing that this movie is perhaps larger than you expect.' More

Review: 'Frank' strikes some seriously odd chords

Michael Fassbender, left, and Domhnall Gleeson star in the mystery comedy drama 'Frank.' Magnolia Pictures

'Frank' is an odd little rock-and-roll fable likely destined to become a cult hit for late night stoners everywhere. That's because the title character wears a large papier mache head with a fixed expression of vague wonder day and night. More

Review: 'As Above, So Below' only so-so horror mash-up

People from France and America team up to search the catacombs of Paris for the Philosopher's Stone in 'As Above, So Below.' Bruno Calvo / Legendary Pictures

'Abandon all hope, ye who enter here,' is the inscription uncovered by treasure hunters in the horror flick 'As Above, So Below.' But the warning could easily apply to viewers checking out this rather hopeless mash-up. More

Review: 'Life of Crime' can't find pulse behind its kooky characters

Jennifer Aniston gets kidnapped in 'Life of Crime.' Roadside Attractions

Director-screenwriter Daniel Schechter transforms Elmore Leonard's novel 'The Switch' into the film 'Life of Crime,' a movie that plays out in the goofy caper genre with very little feel of urgency. More

Review: Witty and wise 'May in the Summer' ponders love, family

Cherien Dabis, left, Alia Shawkat and Nadine Malouf star as sisters in the comedy drama 'May in the Summer.' Cohen Meida Group

'May in the Summer' is a lovely meditation on family and love with crossing cultures and second thoughts. More

Michael Fassbender gets a big head in 'Frank'

Michael Fassbender stars as a disturbed rock singer in 'Frank,' based loosely on a true story. Magnolia Pictures

'It was the maddest thing I'd ever read,' Michael Fassbender says of the screenplay for 'Frank,' in which an aloof, avant-garde rock singer spends his entire waking life encased in a big papier-mache head. More

Review: Conspiracies and gunfire drive 'November Man'

Pierce Brosnan stars as a retired CIA agent brought back into the game in 'The November Man.' Aleksandar Letic / Relativity Media

Filled with efficient thrills, 'The November Man' is both more taut and tough than you'd expect from a late August spy action flick. Then again, it's produced by and stars Pierce Brosnan. More

Brawn and brains: 'Expendable' Dolph Lundgren is irreplaceable

Dolph Lundgren plays an unstable sniper named Gunner Jensen in 'The Expendables 3.' Phil.Bray

The 6-foot-5 Swedish movie tough guy is 56 now and still has biceps that would make the Incredible Hulk envious. He can do a great impression of Stallone. He meditates and seems at peace with himself. But it took a long time. More

'Guardians' retakes box office, tops summer films

From left: Zoe Saldana, the character Rocket Racoon, voiced by Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, the character Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista in a scene from 'Guardians Of The Galaxy.' Disney / AP

New York —'Guardians of the Galaxy' became the summer's top-grossing movie at the North American box office with a $17.6 million weekend that narrowly bested the young adult melodrama 'If I Stay,' while the long-delayed 'Sin City' sequel, More

'Sin City': Rodriguez, Miller talk noir yarns, not social commentary

Writer/director Frank Miller, left, and director Robert Rodriguez arrive at the 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' premiere. John Shearer / Invision

When director Robert Rodriguez and legendary comic-book author Frank Miller released their movie 'Sin City' in 2005, they had few expectations they'd ever make the sequel that opened Friday. More

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