| Mar 7, 2014
In 1998, the writer Walter Kirn agreed to drive a crippled dog from Montana to New York as a favor to a man he had never met. That seems like a strangely extravagant gesture of kindness until you learn the man's name, which vibrates now, as it must have...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Walter Kirn's new profile of the serial liar and convicted murderer known as "Clark Rockefeller" is no ordinary work of true crime and literary journalism.
"Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade" is the chronicle of...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:45 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday said whistleblower protections apply not just to publicly traded companies but also to subcontractors that do business with them.
The justices voted 6-3 along non-ideological lines in a ruling that...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 10:46 AM
The Grammy Awards are first and foremost a celebration of pop music, but Sunday night's ceremony also had copious connections to the world of movies. Here's a look at some of the subtle and shameless film hyping, trailer dropping and Oscar campaigning....
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:19 PM
During the quiet Super Bowl weekend, Zac Efron's new R-rated comedy, "That Awkward Moment," will likely sack "Ride Along" and Jason Reitman's new effort, "Labor Day."
Written and directed by first-timer Tom Gormican, the raunchy "That Awkward Moment,"...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:05 PM
"At Middleton," the new romantic comedy starring Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia as strangers who collide during a campus tour with their college-bound kids, is like a feckless flirtation.
I use the word "feckless" because it keeps popping up in the film,...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Two very different buddy comedies vied for the No. 1 spot at the box office over the weekend.
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart's tough-talking cop romp "Ride Along" outgunned former Disney-bred teen idol Zac Efron's "That Awkward Moment" to emerge victorious...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:21 AM
The thesis of "Labor Day," taken from Joyce Maynard's novel, was summed up well by The Washington Post headline affixed to the Post's book review: "Sometimes it's okay to pick up a scary drifter."
In the fictitious town of Holton Mills, N.H., 13-year-...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Vera Farmiga is set to star in relationship comedy "Prima," which was written by Evan Greenberg ("Sex Farce"), who will also direct.
"Prima" (aka "Dance of the Mirlitons") turns on 12-year-old Jesse Urchin, who shocks everyone when she gets into to a...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Thomas Mann ("Project X") and Zosia Mamet ("Girls") have joined the cast of "Outliving Emily," now shooting its first segment in New York.
Project is produced by Josh Sugarman through the Tenafly Film Co. "Outliving Emily" is directed by Eric Weber...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Sometimes the past trips you up. It certainly does Frank, the escaped con played by Josh Brolin in Jason Reitman's new drama, "Labor Day." It definitely unravels Adele, the reclusive single mother Kate Winslet makes so fragile. It is already a defining...