| Nov 16, 2011
Michael Fassbender, 'Shame' and 'A Dangerous Method'
You likely first saw Michael Fassbender as the cheeky Lt. Archie Cox in "Inglorious Basterds" or as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto in this summer's "X-Men: First Class." But it's the latter part of this year...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:08 AM
Joseph Gordon-Levitt builds on his successes in "(500) Days of Summer" and "Inception" via his intriguing teamwork with Seth Rogen in this comedy-drama, which writer Will Reiser based on his own bout with cancer.
Gordon-Levitt plays a patient whose...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 11:27 AM
Fox's Animation Domination line-up of Sunday comedies will be dominated by guest stars this fall, the network announced Friday. That's nothing new, but there are a few surprises among the people lending their voices to "The Simpsons," "Family Guy," The...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
A raunchy comedy about cancer? What's next, a musical about abandoned puppies?
Actually, “50/50” may be a daring set-up for a movie, but it's very funny, sometimes moving and inspired by real life. Screenwriter Will...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 10:59 AM
"50/50" couldn't have a better title.
It's the tale of two movies. The first half is inexplicably awkward, strangely timed, and not nearly as funny as it tries to be.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character Adam is told he has cancer by the worst mannered...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 8:49 AM
The odds given a cancer patient in "50/50" also reflect the balance struck between comedy and drama in a movie that takes on a difficult subject. Much of the comedy feels forced, but its dramatic underpinnings will have you hoping that this patient...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 8:14 PM
A comedy about cancer isn't easy, but writer Will Reiser and co-star/co-producer Seth Rogen draw from personal experience to give "50/50" that rare blend of raw humor and emotion without artifice.
There are no wrong notes in this movie.
| Aug 26, 2012
| 8:13 AM
"The Bourne Legacy" (PG-13). The actions of Jason Bourne have consequences for another man with a similar secret background. With Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Joan Allen, Albert Finney. TownMall Cinemas (1:00, 4:00, 7:00 p.m.)...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Sort of the pregnancy version of such recent all-star comedies as "New Year's Eve" and "Valentine's Day," director Kirk Jones' ("Waking Ned Devine") compendium of several couples' birth-awaiting stories - inspired by the Heidi Murkoff best-seller - offers...
| Aug 16, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
Eleven-year-old Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) did not ask for the ability to see and communicate with ghosts. Why would he? This young horror film fan surely would have seen “The Sixth Sense” and known that Haley...
| Feb 24, 2010
| 11:38 AM
Directed by Jason Reitman ("Juno"), one of 2009's most acclaimed, most Oscar-nominated movies boasts a great performance by George Clooney as a downsizing expert who gains self-awareness as his job changes. Co-stars Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick are...