All articles by Mark Bialczak

You may grow old waiting for action in ‘The Age of Adaline’

Smart premise, fine acting can’t lift fantasy over the top

Writers J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz dug deep to come up with a plausible explanation for that smooth skin through the decades for their main character in The Age of Adaline. And as the narrator explained all of the science that struck to the heart of the matter early in the 20th century as an accepted formula that would not be discovered until two decades from now, I nodded my head in admiration during the Friday matinee amid a few dozen fellow belief-suspenders.

Silly Slapstick Can’t Save Awful ‘Mall Cop 2′

It’s too bad that it’s all so lame.

The burly guy still loves a Segway and security guard work.

Pacino proves life’s more than a corny song in ‘Danny Collins’

Al can’t sing, but great cast doesn’t miss a beat

Writer and director Dan Fogelman starts Danny Collins off with a flashback to 1971, with the shy young singer-songwriter sitting for an interview with a mouthy magazine writer with his first to-be-a-hit record playing in the background. When the scribe predicts stardom, riches and fame, a face much like a young Al Pacino's looks thunderstruck with fear.

Furious 7 ties up the action with thrilling tribute

The gang shows its love for Paul Walker, family forever

That extra time director James Wan and the makers of Furious 7 took was worth it. And not just because the story, written by Chris Morgan and Gary Scott Thompson, took the cars and the people who've piloted them through this successful franchise to the most adrenaline-pumping places a movie-goer could cheer.

‘Get Hard’ offends, in a smart and funny way

(Review) Ferrell and Hart forge a chemistry

Your assumption is right.

‘A Star is Born’ Gets Bradley Cooper’s Attention

Time-tested story of experience could be right for directorial debut

You know Hollywood can't keep its hands off a good storyline.

‘Insurgent’ Deals in Dystopian Fantasy

(Review) Robert Schwentke directs ‘Insurgent’

I don't know about you, but I'd be perfectly content if Dystopian Days took a break from the cinematic screens.

Vin Diesel voices ‘Furious’ love for Paul Walker

A family feeling shows the best support

The closer it gets to wide release, the more choked up Vin Diesel is getting about Fast and Furious 7. It's quite touching, the way the big guy is embracing cast, fans, and the memory of his co-star, Paul Walker.

Liam Neeson Would ‘Run All Night’ to Save His Son

When it comes to fathers and sons, anything goes

If a bad guy trying to make up for a nasty past by doing good is your thing, Run All Night is the action drama for you.

Johnny Depp injures hand, requires surgery during ‘Pirates’ filming

The production apparently isn’t off the hook

I saw a story on Screen Rant while searching for movie news Wednesday that says Johnny Depp has been injured during the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.