| Jun 14, 2012
| 12:14 PM
"Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" will be at the top of the box office food chain for the second consecutive weekend, beating out two new star-studded arrivals.
DreamWorks Animation's 3-D sequel is expected to gross at least $30 million this...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt make an appealing couple in this comedy-drama, directed by Lasse Hallstrom ("The Cider House Rules") and adapted by Oscar winner Simon Beaufoy ("Slumdog Millionaire") from Paul Torday's novel.
The stars play two people who...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 1:58 AM
Mark Duplass usually does his own mumblecore pictures, but in writer/director Lynn Shelton’s little film, he’s struggling with the loss of his brother and a relationship that went south. His best friend is played by Emily Blunt, who is often...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:06 AM
When I was asked to come up with movies I was looking forward to in 2012, I was first at a loss. As a critic, I find it a lot of fun to do lists of the best/worst of the previous years; but we try not to watch too many trailers. They give away key plot...
| Mar 5, 2012
Emily Blunt wants to jump off a building.
Don’t worry; she’s just talking about taking on an action role, which she hasn’t had a chance to do yet. “Something where I have to wear a wire,” the English actress says with a...
| Mar 8, 2012
** (out of four)
If subjected to a movie about a niche sport in a distant place, I’d admittedly much rather see “Ping Pong in Bora Bora” or “Jai Alai Atop Mount Everest.”
Still, it’s odd how clearly the characters...
| May 18, 2011
| 9:47 AM
Short stories by sci-fi icon Philip K. Dick have fueled such movies as "Blade Runner" and "Minority Report," and another is the source of this intriguing fantasy-adventure starring Matt Damon as a rising politician whose love life becomes a concern of...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 1:51 PM
The spy game is alive and well on television.
A prime example: "Covert Affairs," the USA Network adventure-drama show that scored high ratings right out of the gate last summer. With filmmaker Doug Liman ("The Bourne Identity") among its executive...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 8:36 PM
Rude, crude and rowdy, "21 Jump Street"purports to be a major Hollywood movie. But it sure looks like the kind of trash TV that Jerry Springer used to promote.
However, this convoluted cop/buddy flick does manage to create some raunchy laughs in spite of...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 12:37 AM
I fell in love with Kristin Scott Thomas when I saw The English Patient in the theatres. She’s always fun in films but in this, but seemed to be the only one aware she was doing a comedy in this. Certainly director Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat) wasn&...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 12:21 PM
Update: "The Office" star John Krasinski, husband of actress Emily Blunt, has sold a West Hollywood home for $880,000. It came on the market at $945,000 in March.
The 1926 English country-style house is gated and sits behind tall hedges. The nearly 1,...