| 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
| 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-...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Events that led Norman Bates to become the "Psycho" of the classic movie thriller are traced in this A&E Network prequel series, casting Freddie Highmore ("Finding Neverland") as the young man whose unusual, ultimately lethal tendencies are stoked early....
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A man adrift at sea. A woman adrift in space. And a young girl all by herself in the desert.
If there's a theme at this weekend's Telluride Film Festival, it's that solo travel may have its benefits but also carries more than a few risks.
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Writer-director Jason Reitman continues his tradition of debuting his films at the Telluride Film Festival with the screening Thursday of his latest, the drama "Labor Day," starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin.
Based on the novel by Joyce Maynard,...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 6:00 AM
TELLURIDE, Colo. — Director Jason Reitman suspects he will get the same "Labor Day" question that dogged Joyce Maynard when she wrote her 2009 novel of the same name: How could any single mother invite an escaped prisoner into her home?
| Sep 10, 2013
| 10:30 AM
There are no surprises -- just lots of good, old-fashioned scenery chewing -- in "August: Osage County," director John Wells' splendid film version of playwright Tracy Letts' acid-tongued Broadway triumph about three generations in a large and highly...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:23 AM
It's difficult to watch director Dennis Zacek's staging of "Other People's Money" for Shattered Globe Theatre without thinking about the director's own well-publicized disputes with the board of Victory Gardens Theater, where he served as artistic...