Chris Klimek

Chris Klimek appears in the following:

An Activist Examined In 'He Named Me Malala'

Thursday, October 01, 2015

A new documentary follows the well-known young activist who survived being shot, won a Nobel Peace Prize, and still advocates for education for girls.


Ridley Scott Finds An Optimistic Space In 'The Martian'

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Starring Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars, The Martian retains the humor and ingenuity of Andy Weir's novel, even if Damon's crewmates are a bit too good-looking after months in space.


A Funny And Sexy Adaptation Of 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Guy Ritchie's reworking of the 60's television show is a winning, action-packed summer blockbuster.


A Disappointing Origin Story For The 'Fantastic Four'

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Despite a likable cast, the latest incarnation of the Marvel supergroup is needlessly dour.


'Rogue Nation' Fulfills The Mission Of A Reliable Blockbuster Series

Friday, July 31, 2015

Tom Cruise returns as secret agent Ethan Hunt in the latest Mission: Impossible -- a super-fun sequel executed with rigor, clarity, and creative use of Puccini's Turandot.


'Southpaw' Makes A Bruised Bruiser Out Of Jake Gyllenhaal

Thursday, July 23, 2015

In the story of a struggling boxer, Gyllenhaal undergoes a physical transformation that's more and more common for actors in a superhero-driven world.


It's Like It Never Happened: A 'Terminator' Dossier

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

As Terminator: Genisys opens in theaters, we provide the necessary refresher on how exactly the franchise got to this complicated, complicated place.


'Jurassic World' Tries To Build A Bigger Dinosaur And A Bigger Movie

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The third sequel to 1993's Jurassic Park tries to outdo the scope of the original, but particularly in an environment where big-budget adventures come at us nonstop all year, it feels underpowered.


Rocks Versus The Rock In 'San Andreas'

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Gorgeous people flee peril in the dopey disaster flick San Andreas, but perhaps Dwayne Johnson can bring some ... um, gravitas? Maybe?


A Visceral, Inventive Blockbuster Roars To Life In 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Thursday, May 14, 2015

More than 35 years after the release of the original Mad Max, a new chapter emerges, starring Charlize Theron in what Chris Klimek calls a doomsday reinvention like nothing since The Matrix.


'Chappie,' A Fighting Robot In A Film That's A Disappointing Copy

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Both a rehash of Robocop and an attempt by director Neil Blomkamp to recapture what he put into District 9, Chappie feels like an unsuccessful cloning attempt in more ways than one.

Comments [1]

'Interstellar': Stunning And Bold, With Lots Of Corn

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Christopher Nolan's space-time epic is so beautiful and ambitious that it seems ungenerous to focus on flaws like its drippy homilies about love.


The Brutalities Of War Bring Surprising Angles To 'Fury'

Friday, October 17, 2014

Brad Pitt stars in a war movie that contemplates the horrors of war, but also the horrors that the men who fight it may commit.


'I Am Ali' Doesn't Open Many New Doors, But It Offers Fresh Voices

Thursday, October 09, 2014

A new documentary accesses tapes of Muhammad Ali in conversation with those closest to him, and uses new interviews with others to shed light on him as a father and friend.


'The Equalizer' Pits Mallet Against Man And Man Against Corkscrew

Friday, September 26, 2014

Denzel Washington is a former special ops agent thrust back into action in this film adaptation of the '80s television show that's entertaining enough until it goes off the rails.


Not Quite Bond, Pierce Brosnan Is Back In Action In 'The November Man'

Friday, August 29, 2014

Pierce Brosnan has left James Bond behind, but he struggles for his footing in an action thriller he himself fought hard to bring to the screen.


'Expendable' Indeed: The Best Of A Bad Bunch Is Still Pretty Bad

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Expendables franchise, a series of movies built entirely around the aged nature of its stars, returns with its best entry yet — not that this means it's any good.


'Lucy': Hot Buttered Popcorn, With Plenty Of Nuts

Friday, July 25, 2014

Luc Besson's Lucy isn't a smart movie, but you have to respect — sort of — the high energy and commitment it puts into being ridiculous.


Voting Blockbusters: One Man's Battle With His Own Mind

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Chris Klimek summarizes all he learned about summer movies and personal taste from voting in a recent survey of blockbusters at film site The Dissolve.


The Bending Of Time And The Elasticity Of 'X-Men'

Saturday, May 24, 2014

X-Men: Days Of Future Past is a time-travel movie, but not only because of its plot. It's also an experiment in how to continue a franchise without the potential complications of starting over.