Robert Moyes

M FILM: A dazzle of dragons

Reviewer Robert Moyes is pulled into the inventive animation of How to Train Your Dragon 2

Monday Movies: Rio’s boisterous charms

Tropical musical Rio 2 offers eco-theme with style; Spider-Man 2 and Alan Arkin/Jon Hamm dramedy Million Dollar Arm soon to come

MONDAY MOVIES: Double trouble

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Adam, a morose history professor who is watching a DVD one night and spots an actor who could be his twin.

Monday Movies: Listings for the week of Feb. 28 – March 6

Pompeii and 3 Days to Kill open; Movie Monday screens Here One Day, a doc that delves into the depths of bipolar disorder


The remake, helmed by Brazilian action stylist Jose Padilha (Elite Squad), takes advantage of the advances in special effects

Film listings Feb. 14 – 20

Robocop, Winter's Tale and Endless Love open; Victoria Film Festival continues

Monday Movies: The Lego Movie and The Monuments Men

Lego builds the groundwork for sly family entertainment; all-star cast can't save Clooney's stereotype-laden snooze

Monday Movies: That Awkward Moment and Labor Day

Film reviewer suggests Awkward screenwriter spanking gives comedians a heads up for fodder in Labor Day's misguided sexy-pastry fail

Film listings Feb. 7 – 13

The Victoria Film Festival kicks off; The Monuments Men, The Lego Movie and Vampire Academy open

Film listings Jan. 31 – Feb. 6

Opening: Labor Day and That Awkward Moment; Movie Monday screens My Father and the Man in Black, continues Insights

Monday Movies: When Jews Were Funny and I, Frankenstein

Jewish comedy deconstructed with style in Zweig doc; I Frankenstein a poorly sewn together beast of a film

Monday Movies: Chick flic 3.0

Joaquin Phoenix stars as a quiet man who becomes enamoured with his computer’s Siri-like operating system in Her

Monday Movies: Blue is the Warmest Color and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Blue's raw, honest storytelling trumps explicit sex scenes; Jack Ryan couldn't recruit a shadow of an original screenwriting team

Monday Movies: Listings for the week of Jan. 17 – 23

Opening this weekend: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Big Bad Wolves, Ride Along, Devil's Due and The Nut Job.

Monday Movies: The Summit review and movie listings

Documentary balances the horror and attraction of climbing the world's most treacherous peak

Monday Movies: Inside Llewyn Davis and American Hustle

The Coen Brothers write and direct another winner; Silver Lining's Playbook's David O. Russell delivers with comic crime caper

Monday Movies: The Magdalene Sisters and Homefront

Steve Coogan and Judi Dench offer off-couple comedic chemistry within bittersweet true story; Jason Statham delivers – as expected

Monday Movies: Out of the Furnace

Scott Cooper delivers surprising character-driven drama

Set in the near future, Her follows Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a man who makes his living writing personal letters for others.

MONDAY MOVIES: On the road again

The indie film scene is thriving these days

Set in the near future, Her follows Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a man who makes his living writing personal letters for others.

Monday Movies: A Bereft Heart and There’s No Place Like Homefront

Robert Moyes reviews Philomena and Homefront