| Mar 8, 2012
| 1:21 AM
** (out of four)
Considering the overlap in the casting department (Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph, Chris O’Dowd), “Friends with Kids” seems like a cousin of “Bridesmaids.” Unfortunately, “Friends” merely...
| Dec 19, 2012
**** (out of four)
“Forty can suck my [bleep]” -- Debbie (Leslie Mann) in “This is 40.”
Writer-director Judd Apatow (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Funny People”) may always be a softie, but his latest film...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 8:01 AM
More like "This Is Whiny," "This Is 40" has its share of clever, zingy material, proving that writer-director Judd Apatow has lost none of his ability to land a punch line with the right, unexpected turn of phrase. "My boobs are just ... gone," bemoans...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Jennifer Westfeldt reprises her acting and writing skills from "Kissing Jessica Stein," adding directing this time, in this enjoyable comedy. She and Adam Scott play two friends who decide to see if they can handle parenthood without an emotional...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:41 PM
LOS ANGELES — On a late February morning in the editing suite of Judd Apatow's multi-level West Los Angeles headquarters, the writer-director and editor Brent White were playing back scenes from Apatow's new comedy, “This Is 40.”...
| Jun 20, 2013
** (out of four)
Part of the triumph of “Spring Breakers,” the current, unexpected holder of the title “best movie of the year so far,” was its lack of judgment. Its characters engaged in all kinds of over-the-top behavior, but...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:25 PM
For a brief and blinding moment in 2009, the Bling Ring crime spree ruled the social networks, TV news cycles and front pages of newspapers around the globe, including this one. At the time, I was bothered by the way the stories about a gang of affluent...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:21 PM
There's a lot to leave you breathless in "The Bling Ring." Celebrity culture. Self-empowerment prayer circles. Amoral behavior. But the designer name-dropping throughout the movie may top the list.
For that we can thank the label-crazed kids at the...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Megan Fox is many things, most obvious among them beautiful. She's a new mother, she doesn't necessarily want to be famous anymore, and she believes in leprechauns.
She's also familiar with speaking in tongues.
Yes, speaking in tongues, something she'...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Shia LaBeouf was working hard to discover to his character for "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman" — but it turns out he couldn't quite get there without taking an acid trip along the way.
LaBeouf first sought advice from costar Evan...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 9:37 AM
They had supporting roles in "Knocked Up," but Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann get center stage as they reprise the characters in writer-director Judd Apatow's amusing comedy about reaching midllfe.
The couple aren't entirely happy about the situation,...