| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Stephen Sondheim has publicly revealed some of the plot changes that have been made in the movie version of his musical "Into the Woods," which Disney will release in December. Few people would risk the wrath of Disney's publicity department, but then...
| Jan 16, 2014
Thursday evening sees the kickoff to the 2014 edition of the Sundance Film Festival, the annual indie confab that is […]...
| Sep 27, 2012
* (out of four)
“Pitch Perfect” doesn’t deserve its star, Anna Kendrick. For the second time in two weeks (“End of Watch”) the actress’ charm enlivens the screen, but this time it’s in service of a movie that...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 10:00 AM
As the youngest of the Mormon elders in "The Book of Mormon," Arnold Cunningham is a case study in well-meaning ineptitude and comic confabulations that hybridize Mormon theology with geek-culture signifiers from "Star Wars" and "Lord of the Rings"...
| 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 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...