| Sep 20, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
The line between Josh Radnor and his “How I Met Your Mother” character Ted Mosby continues to disintegrate.
In “Liberal Arts,” which marks a big step up from Radnor’s writing-directing debut “...
| Sep 20, 2012
"Liberal Arts" is a light and lively comedy of manners about college, literature and a midlife crisis that hits earlier than expected.
The bookish group at the heart of this talky film — Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Zac Efron...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 9:28 AM
This is the story of a divorcee that goes back to live in the big Connecticut home of her parents. They’re played by two character-actors I love – Blythe Danner and John Rubinstein.
Amy (Melanie Lynskey) is depressed and not sure what the...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 11:19 AM
As suggested by the writing-producing involvement of genre icon Joss Whedon ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), there's a bit more to this horror tale than it might first seem, though it lures a group of teens to the title cabin where terror awaits them....
| Apr 19, 2012
| 7:28 PM
The Farrelly brothers are known for their offbeat comedies that challenge the limits of good taste.
"Dumb & Dumber" and "There's Something About Mary" are their familiar big hits. But their current remake of"The Three Stooges"takes them firmly into safer...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 8:10 PM
If there ever was a Hollywood kingpin — Lawrence Kasdan fills the bill.
He's participated in writing and directing so many great movies, including "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "The Empire Strikes Back," "Return of the Jedi," "The Bodyguard," "Body...
| Apr 26, 2012
** (out of four)
My wife and I just adopted my in-laws’ 7-year-old dog, an extremely lovable miniature dachshund named Rosie. I am exactly the right person to find warmth in “Darling Companion,” in which Beth (Diane Keaton) rescues a 7-...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Like Freeway, the lovable stray dog at the center of this very teary comedy, "Darling Companion"has lost its way. Even the marquee ensemble anchored by Diane Keaton, Dianne Wiest, Kevin Kline and Richard Jenkins is not enough to rescue this motley mutt of...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 2:53 PM
Darling Companion **
Para contar una historia sobre el desamor que se apodera de las parejas casadas, el director Lawrence Kasdan reśne a artistas como Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Sam Shepard, Dianne Wiest y Richard Jenkins. Pero este elenco de...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:11 AM
It's not very smart to steal from mobsters, as the protagonists of this gritty tale appear destined to learn the hard way. Brad Pitt reunites with Andrew Dominik, his writer and director on "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,"...
| Dec 20, 2012
*** (out of four)
Before learning about the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., I already was disturbed by a scene of “Jack Reacher” in which a sniper sets up five seemingly random people in his sights before killing them. The world only grows more...