| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The story may have been ripped from personal experience, but moments of truth -- or, for that matter, hilarity -- are few and far between in "We'll Never Have Paris," a sporadically amusing, more often grating romantic comedy based on the relationship of husband-and-wife directing duo Simon Helberg ("Big Bang Theory") and Jocelyn Towne. With Helberg (who wrote the script) cast as a hopelessly neurotic, hopefully somewhat fictionalized version of himself, struggling to win back the girlfriend (Melanie Lynskey) he carelessly tossed aside, the film means to critique its hero's narcissism but winds up feeling more like a monument to it. Helberg fans who have always wanted to see him in a feature-length sitcom, rejoice; others need not apply, though this slickly packaged affair does seem destined to please some theatrical crowds en route to home-format exposure.
| Mar 18, 2013
“Oz the Great and Powerful” was both at the box office for the second weekend in a row. “Oz” is ...