| 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...
| 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 14, 2014
| 2:15 PM
After first making his mark as a child actor on '80s sitcoms "Silver Spoons" and "The Hogan Family," Jason Bateman reinvented himself as an adult star via the comedy series "Arrested Development" and a string of big-screen roles, usually playing an...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:01 PM
We can all agree that it's been a pretty great year for movies. But when it comes to this year's best picture Oscar race, that's probably where our accord ends.
At the moment, the critically lauded historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and the equally...
| 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...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
There's a small but established tradition of Sundance Film Festival directors turning their festival shorts into full-length Sundance features. But few in the 30-year history of the nation's top showcase for independent film had successfully attempted...