| Mar 1, 2011
| 9:02 AM
DUE DATE (2010/B-/Directed by Todd Phillips/Starring Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Juliette Lewis, Jamie Foxx, Danny McBride, RZA, Matt Walsh/Warner/Rated R/Comedy/95 minutes/Available on: DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack): Robert...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 8:38 AM
A face can make a movie work. As a black maid employed by a white family in Mississippi in 1963, Viola Davis has such a quietly intense face that it says all that needs to be said in "The Help."
Having grown up under Jim Crow laws, this maid named...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 5:39 PM
Whoever heard of June Gloom in August? Most of the television weather people were chattering last week about the cloudy mornings, calling the weather some kind of phenomenon.
Of course by the time you read this column, the clouds will be gone and it will...
| Dec 6, 2011
It has its heart in the right place. It has a great cast. It will get nominated for lots of awards.
It’s an entertaining film, but very flawed.
It’s the story of black maids in Mississippi in the ‘60s, working for rich white families...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 9:59 AM
Surely one of 2011's movie "sleepers," given the box-office endurance it displayed from late summer into early fall, this engrossing adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's best seller finds a would-be author (Emma Stone) interviewing Southern housekeepers about...
| Oct 8, 2008
On Uncrushed Dana puts forth the kind of raw emotion and sincerity that has her being compared to artists like Carole King and Sarah McLachlan. Her first single "Not My Problem" reached #23 on Billboard's AC chart, making it one of the highest charting...
| Nov 25, 2008
Four Christmases hurls towering Vince Vaughn at tiny Reese Witherspoon and a lot of Oscars at a lightweight holiday farce. This comedy about a happy couple made miserable by having to visit four divorced parents begins with a bang but settles into...
| Nov 26, 2008
Question for Reese Witherspoon: Do you employ an agent, or a manager? Is this the best romantic comedy you could find?
Question for Vince Vaughn: Do you employ an agent, or a manager? Is this the best romantic comedy you could find?
The acrid, wince-...
| Dec 13, 2007
| 6:51 AM
The 65th annual Golden Globes will air on NBC, but they'll have a distinct cable-TV feel.
Cable series dominate the major television categories, with seven of the 11 nominated comedy and drama series hailing from non-broadcast networks. The series...
| Dec 19, 2007
WHETHER generating buzz by cutting to the quick (wielding a scalpel in "Hard Candy") or sporting a buzz cut (shaving her head for "Mouth to Mouth"), 20-year-old Golden Globe nominee Ellen Page is becoming one of the most respected actresses of her...