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  • 'Admission' wait-listed on the way to greatness ★★ 1/2

    'Admission' wait-listed on the way to greatness ★★ 1/2
    A fraught romantic comedy, shot through with anxiety about getting your child into an Ivy League school or else, "Admission" stars Tina Fey as a Princeton University admissions officer with a secret. Her genial foil is Paul Rudd, who runs a rural New Hampshire high school that's a progressive Eden of alternative educational grooviness. How these two nice, attractive, funny people find each other is up to the machinery of the source material, a novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz, adapted with mixed success for the screen by Karen Croner and directed with a calming glow by Paul Weitz, whose attention to relational detail was evident in "About a Boy," "In Good Company" and, more recently, "Being Flynn".
  • 13 bizarre beginnings to pop culture in 2013

    13 bizarre beginnings to pop culture in 2013
    Sometimes the predictable revolving door of lousy pop culture deserves the eye rolls it generates. Unless you totally loved the latest “Die Hard” sequel? In many ways, though, the first three months of 2013’s entertainment offerings...

    Stars pick the directors they want to watch

    Stars pick the directors they want to watch
    Let's say there's a row of beautiful movie theaters, and the marquee of each one reads, "New film by (name of filmmaker here)." And let's say there's no other information about the film itself. Which one would you choose? We offered this dilemma to some...

    'Grandma' to open Los Angeles Film Festival; Lily Tomlin to be honored

    "Grandma," writer-director Paul Weitz's dramedy about an ornery septuagenarian poet who helps her teenage granddaughter try to rustle up money for an abortion, will open the Los Angeles Film Festival, organizer Film Independent announced Tuesday. The...

    Sundance 2015: Lily Tomlin has an easy ride steering 'Grandma'

    There is no official award for being a national treasure, so recently Lily Tomlin had to settle for a Kennedy Center Honor. At 75, Tomlin continues to break new ground in her career. When the film "Grandma" premieres Friday, it will mark her first...