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Crisco-slick, director and co-writer Alex Kurtzman's"People Like Us"brings up the vague-sounding but crucial question of approach, and how a filmmaker's attack on a story lives or dies with a thousand separate choices. But first, the plot, cooked up...
Let's just get this out of the way: With "People Like Us," actor Chris Pine and writer-director Alex Kurtzman have made the type of movie that their previous features have had a tendency to crush. Pine became a star three years ago while commanding...
Though he was five years removed from an Oscar nomination, in 2011 Ryan Gosling was everywhere, skyrocketing into A-list territory thanks to "Crazy Stupid Love," "Drive" and "The Ides of March." In 2012 it was Channing Tatum, who scored three hits ("The...
** (out of four) Close the nominations. Contest over. The worst musical score of 2012 goes to “People Like Us,” which delivers such manipulative twinkle-twinkle-jangle-string-section compositions that even the few moments of this melodrama...
You may or may not know that “People Like Us” star Chris Pine auditioned for “Avatar.” It did not go well. “Sometimes you can leave your car in Burbank, Los Angeles, and walk into a conference room and your back is...
Interview tease: Elizabeth Banks on her MTV Movie Awards acceptance speech and the 'Wet Hot American Summer' prequelIn a few weeks I'll post my full Q&A with Elizabeth Banks, star of "People Like Us," opening June 29. We covered a ton of topics, so here is a taste with just a few: How the actress' husband felt about her cozying up to the "Magic Mike" cast at the MTV...
Stay tuned in a few weeks for my full Q&A from today's interview with Chris Pine (and director/co-writer Alex Kurtzman) about the family drama "People Like Us," which opens June 29. For now, enjoy the full story behind an audition Pine previously...
Even in small roles, Elizabeth Banks often has a major impact on her movies. Consider her memorable, unbridled scene in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” in which she teaches Steve Carell’s character about the, uh, talents of a handheld...
Actress Elizabeth Banks, notable last year in "The Hunger Games," "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and "People Like Us," is on tap to help celebrate the launch of the limited-edition BabyGap Peter Rabbit Collection at The Grove on Saturday. Banks is...
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Often seen in action-driven fare ("Star Trek," "Unstoppable"), Chris Pine does a nice job in this comedy-drama about a salesman who gets lots of surprises when his father dies. Not the least of them is the sister (Elizabeth Banks) he never knew he had....
The potty-mouthed “Ted” will heckle the male strippers off the box-office stage, as the Seth MacFarlane comedy will take down “Magic Mike” and all other new movies hitting theaters this weekend. "Ted," starring Mark Wahlberg as...
ReutersLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedy "Ted," starring a foul-mouthed teddy bear, won the battle at movie box offices over the weekend, taking in a surprising $54.1 million in the United States and Canada and beating Channing Tatum's steamy role as a male...
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