| 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...
| Sep 26, 2012
“I can imagine a young actor having a leading role in this big action movie saying, ‘What do you mean? You’re casting me but you want to change my face?’” says Rian Johnson of his awesome sci-fi thriller “Looper,&...
| Sep 27, 2012
For about an hour "Looper" really cooks. Its second half is more of a medium boil, and less fun. But watching it, I realized how few commercial entertainments hold up straight through to the end-point.
Even a clever and idiosyncratic filmmaker such as...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 12:39 AM
The night I saw the screening of Looper, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was on a late night show discussing it. He had a hard time describing the plot. I’m guessing most people will, but the premise is rather simple. In the future, time travel was discovered....
| Jul 24, 2012
| 8:50 AM
Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival this morning announced some of their key selections for the Sept. 6-16 event. Here's a look at five trailers to get you in the mood for the fest.
"Argo": Ben Affleck is back behind the camera,...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 7:06 AM
Professional actress Michele Messmer, who has had roles in Hollywood films and works onstage in Chicago, will conduct a six-day acting workshop for youth Monday through Saturday, Aug. 6-11, at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey.
| Sep 4, 2012
| 5:44 AM
The pre-wedding prelude actually does last that long for a seemingly dissimilar couple played by Jason Segel - who also co-wrote the movie - and Emily Blunt in another comedy from producer Judd Apatow that combines raunch and sweetness.
| 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...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 1:05 AM
"Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" has been held over for six more showings at the Capitol Theatre. The film, which was slated to end tonight, continues at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and April 26. It...