| Oct 12, 2011
| 10:00 PM
* (out of four)
Aside from an international staring contest and the World Series of Texting, there aren’t many challenges less suited for a movie than competitive bird watching. Excuse me; apparently bird watching is called “birding,”...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 1:18 PM
Paul Rudd has the less-than-glorified title role in this comedy carried largely by the skill of its cast.
Newly paroled, the sibling seeks shelter with each of his three sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer), invariably causing...
| Nov 22, 2011
***1/2 (out of four)
“Life’s a happy song, when there’s someone by my side to sing along.”
That heartwarming chorus has been replaying in my head since I saw “The Muppets,” whose magic doesn’t fade either. Star/...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:46 AM
This year, raunchy comedian Seth Rogen took aim at everyone from Mel Gibson to Chris Brown as the host of the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Next year, one of Rogen's buddies will try his hand at the gig: Andy Samberg.
The "Saturday Night Live" veteran...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Gold Coast resident Yanina Beccaria and her partner Ken Barrington won season 2 of the Jenny McCarthy-hosted NBC reality show “Love in the Wild” Tuesday -- just as many had expected.
The couple clicked from the beginning, unlike other...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 5:16 AM
Before shooting the independent film “Drinking Buddies” at Revolution Brewing's Kedzie Brewery Thursday, Oscar-nominated actress Anna Kendrick ate lunch at Hot Doug's in the Avondale neighborhood. Specifically, the 26-year-old “Up in the...
| Aug 7, 2012
Women break down in romantic comedies all the time. They just rarely do so to the point of looking unattractive, says Rashida Jones.
“She always looks good, her hair looks good and her apartment’s pretty. It’s like, there’s things...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Sony Pictures says its reboot of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger hit "Total Recall" is far different from the original, but it may have one unfortunate thing in common with its predecessor: its opening weekend box-office gross.
Over two decades ago,...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 8:25 AM
Like the recent "Take This Waltz,"directed and written by Sarah Polley, the new American indie "Celeste and Jesse Forever" begins and ends with an unspoken question: Is this mismatched couple meant to stay together?
Set in a universe of restless...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Rashida Jones ("Parks and Recreation," "The Social Network") co-wrote and stars in this very engaging tale of a couple trying to move on with their lives after divorcing. Andy Samberg plays the other half, and the ex-partners find themselves very much...
| Sep 6, 2012
Stand Up To Cancer will be seeking your support at 8 p.m. Friday on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Starz, Encore, HBO, HBO Latino, BIO, Lifetime Movie Network, Logo, MLB Network, VH1 and other channels. There will be performances by Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Alicia...