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  • Review: 'The DUFF'

    Review: 'The DUFF'
    "The DUFF" stands for "Designated Ugly Fat Friend." From that cruel acronym, we now have a movie designed to appeal to fans of the source material. Kody Keplinger wrote the book when she was 17 and a merry slave to high school clique cliches. But her...
  • Strong acting can't right topsy-turvy priorities in 'The DUFF'

    Strong acting can't right topsy-turvy priorities in 'The DUFF'
    "The DUFF," starring Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne and Robbie Amell, is the latest teenage comedy to explore the ever-expanding list of ways kids torture one another in high school. For those who don't recognize the acronym, it stands for "designated ugly...
  • Movie review: �DUFF� finds fun in the ugly side of high school labeling

    Mae Whitman sasses, sashays and sparkles in "The DUFF," a snappy, sweet-spirited teen comedy about a smart girl who tries to fight high school labeling with wit and words. And the occasional punch. It's a paint-by-numbers romantic comedy. But Whitman,...
  • West Hartford Native Josh Cagan Writes 'The DUFF' Screenplay

    West Hartford Native Josh Cagan Writes  'The DUFF' Screenplay
    "Bandslam," the 2009 movie written by Josh Cagan, was semiautobiographical, based on experiences he had as a student at West Hartford's Hall High School. Cagan has written another screenplay. This time, he dips into someone else's high school past, Kody...
  • Film Review: Hugh Grant visits familiar territory in 'The Rewrite'

    Film Review: Hugh Grant visits familiar territory in 'The Rewrite'
    In “The Rewrite,” Hugh Grant plays Keith Michaels, a Hollywood screenwriter on the skids. Keith won an Oscar for “Paradise Misplaced” some 15 years earlier. His next two films bombed, and now he’s so broke that he has to take...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Million Dollar Arm'

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Million Dollar Arm'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 8 - 14, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Hawaii Five-0 Barkhad Abdi ("Captain...
  • Despite flaws, 'The Rewrite' with Hugh Grant is enjoyable

    It's far from perfect, but "The Rewrite" is the kind of witty, enjoyable star vehicle in sadly short supply on screens these days. Writer-director Marc Lawrence expertly tailors an engaging lead role here for the puckish charms of frequent...
  • 'The Rewrite' is neither hit nor flop

    'The Rewrite' is neither hit nor flop
    A good example of a B-minus movie, “The Rewrite” is both totally innocuous and a bit better than it might have been. That it’s a formulaic script about a fallen screenwriter searching for inspiration is of course all kinds of ironic, yet...
  • Review: 'The Rewrite'

    Review: 'The Rewrite'
    Hugh Grant doesn't flutter his eyes and stammer for comic effect any more. The long forelock that bounced over one sparkling blue eye was victim of that middle-aged-man trim from the hair stylist. But the guy still has a way with an offhandedly witty,...
  • As an assertive screenwriting student, Bella Heathcote energizes 'The Rewrite'

    As an assertive screenwriting student, Bella Heathcote energizes 'The Rewrite'
    Asked where she is during our phone interview, Bella Heathcote doesn’t just, like most interview subjects, give the name of the city. “I’m sitting in my car in my driveway in L.A.,” says the costar of “The Rewrite,”...
  • Television Q&A: 'Broadchurch' mystery solved

    You have questions. I have some answers. Q.: I tried "Broadchurch" on Netflix one night and couldn't stop watching the series. I thought it did a great job on how a crime like this could affect the lives of all the people involved. The casting, dialogue,...