| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Much as he had Ben Affleck as a colleague in both writing and acting in the Oscar-winning "Good Will Hunting," Matt Damon has a similar peer in John Krasinski ("The Office") in this drama about fracking, the effort to find and market natural gas from...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 6:30 PM
| Oct 6, 2012
| 2:56 AM
Three excellent performances fuel writer-director Lynn Shelton's comedy-drama, which is launched by Mark Duplass ("The League") as a man struggling to recover from a painful loss.
At a friend's (Emily Blunt) suggestion, he seeks solace at her family's...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 1:33 PM
Not knowing whether it wants to be taken seriously or for laughs ultimately costs this tale of a neighborhood watch patrol, especially since it features three of the top faces in current screen comedy ... Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill.
| May 3, 2012
½* (out of four)
“Roses are red, violets are blue. I’ve got ass cancer, now you know too.”
After lying for a while and claiming to have mono, New Orleans advertising exec Marley (Kate Hudson) presents a homemade card with the above...
| May 5, 2012
| 10:37 PM
Kevin Bacon is that actor we all loved in Footloose and so many movies the game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” became part of pop culture.
Director Nicole Kassell thought it would be a good idea to cast him as a child molester in a film (The...
| May 11, 2012
| 11:41 AM
Kate Hudson deploys her typically spirited and luminous image as long as she can in this romantic drama, since her character eventually gets the news that she's terminally ill.
In the tradition of such tales as "Dark Victory," her doctor (Gael Garcia...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Odd, indeed - and also somewhat magical - is the life of the title character in this Disney-studio drama, a youngster (CJ Adams) who appears to have grown out of the garden planted by a couple (Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton) unable to conceive a child....
| Nov 8, 2012
| 8:23 AM
"Nobody Walks" is one of those fishbowl films: An idea is tossed in like a crumb, then we wait and watch what happens.
This dark story unfolding in sunshine wonders what might happen to a beautifully blended but bored California family when a pretty...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 8:46 AM
One of Frank Zappa’s kids – Dweezil – writes some good songs. It was silly of me to think one of his kids – Ahmet – could write a screenplay.
It was co-written with director Peter Hedges. He may have flopped with Dan in Real...
| Jun 14, 2012
Truly, madly, deeply affable Mark Duplass has officially blown up real good. The filmmaker and increasingly busy actor has two new movies out, the mainstream-y festival successes "Safety Not Guaranteed" and writer-director Lynn Shelton's "Your Sister's...