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  • 'The Change-Up'

    'The Change-Up'
    Two pals get to switch lives in the most literal sense in this sometimes more-crass-than-amusing comedy from director David Dobkin - who put his first big imprint on the genre with "Wedding Crashers" - and "The Hangover" writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore....
  • Google Maps, Golden Globes, the 12-12-12 Concert are rocking the trends today

    Google Maps, Golden Globes, the 12-12-12 Concert are rocking the trends today
    Christmas may actually be 11 days away but nerds are getting their gifts early today. Last night, Google released their popular (and relatively danger-free) Google Maps app on the Apple App Store. The wonky and much ridiculed Apple version is still...
  • Surprises and snubs from the 2013 Golden Globe nominations

    Surprises and snubs from the 2013 Golden Globe nominations
    I told myself I wouldn’t get worked up over the Golden Globe nominations this morning, but here we go again. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association—an anonymous group of freelancers much, much smaller than the Academy—really booted...
  • Believing in magic at 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' premiere

    Believing in magic at 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' premiere
    Jim Carrey walked the red carpet at "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" premiere Monday night wearing shiny silver boots, gold Elvis-style sunglasses and a white jacket. Hordes of screaming fans along Hollywood Boulevard in front of TCL Chinese Theater made...
  • Review: 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone's' title oversells movie

    What is it with Hollywood and hyperbole these days? Last week saw "Oz the Great and Powerful" and now we have "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone." Calling it "The Mildly Diverting Burt Wonderstone" would have been more accurate, but how many tickets is that...
  • Film Review: An incredible waste of 'Wonderstone'

    Film Review: An incredible waste of 'Wonderstone'
    In how many ways is "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" a horrible miscalculation? Pretty much all of them. Yes, it has a couple dozen chuckles and maybe a few true laughs, but that's not enough to sustain this written-by-numbers piece of Hollywood...
  • The Second City comes to Glendale's Alex Theatre

    The Second City comes to Glendale's Alex Theatre
    A staggering amount of modern American comedy has passed across the stages of The Second City, the acclaimed improv group headquartered in Chicago. Its alumni stretches from Oscar-winner Alan Arkin to Stephen Colbert and generations of “Saturday...
  • Video/Q&A: 'Argo' star/director Ben Affleck

    Video/Q&A: 'Argo' star/director Ben Affleck
    Years after Ben Affleck directed critical and commercial successes “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Town,” many stories still peg the director/actor’s latest effort “Argo” as a comeback. “That narrative has been...
  • In 'Argo,' Ben Affleck trades Boston crime for Tehran troubles

    In 'Argo,' Ben Affleck trades Boston crime for Tehran troubles
    It's no secret that Massachusetts native Ben Affleck loves Boston. After all, "Good Will Hunting" — the film that put him and Matt Damon on the Hollywood map — was set there, as were his first two directorial efforts, "Gone Baby Gone" and "The...
  • 'Argo' review: Deserves Oscar nominations, not wins

    'Argo' review: Deserves Oscar nominations, not wins
    *** (out of four) It’s not easy to make a reality-based, political, action-comedy that stretches from Tinseltown to Tehran and covers everything from Hollywood satire to public hangings. In his first directorial effort not set in Boston, Ben...
  • Ben Affleck's mission accomplished in 'Argo' ★★★ 1/2

    Ben Affleck's mission accomplished in 'Argo' ★★★ 1/2
    The propulsive hostage thriller "Argo," the third feature directed by Ben Affleck, just plain works. It's heartening to encounter a film, based on fact but happy to include all sorts of exciting fictions to amp up the suspense, whose entertainment...