After a devastating hacking attack on Sony Pictures and threats of terrorist attacks when "The Interview" was set to open in theaters on Christmas Day, Sony canceled the release of Rogen's film on Wednesday.
The epic concludes in epic fashion; the film feels bigger than it does long, and after so many hours already spent in this fantastical land, that's saying something.
The movie that's resulted from Anderson's big-screen adaptation of Pynchon's noirish novel is far more likely to confound than to excite, but it's also going to blow minds and tickle funny bones.
Like "Promethius" before it, "Exodus" feels too long, too shallow, and - despite its visual grandeur, plumped up with 3D production, and its big-budget gloss - not narratively big enough to fill the shoes of its predecessors.
All in all, "Life Partners" is one of the nicest surprises of the year.
"Still Alice" could easily have become a Lifetime movie of the week, but Julianne Moore's performance & the informed writing & direction (Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland) elevate it to something well-worth seeing.
"By the Gun" is a lazy, uninspired crime drama that's the cinematic equivalent of firing off a round of blanks at your target.