This is one of the movies I am most looking forward to in 2014. I met with the director and had glimpses of some of it and it looks sensational!
This is one of the movies I am most looking forward to in 2014. I met with the director and had glimpses of some of it and it looks sensational!
Coming: Summer 2014
Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, Sam Neill, Ioan Gruffudd, and Aneurin Barnard star in this film based on Mariah Mundi: The Midas Box by G.P. Taylor. It’s about a fearless hero’s quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic. Seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi’s life […]
In one of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite movies of the year, 1960’s folksingers played by Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake, and “Girls’” Adam Driver record a silly but very catchy novelty song about the space program called […]
Angels Sing stars Harry Connick, Jr. as Michael Walker, who, as a child, wished every day was Christmas, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later Michael still can’t muster any joy for Christmas despite encouragement from […]
I’m delighted to present a clip from the cute new holiday film, The Naughty List. Two young elves, Winter and Snowflake, have a hard time following the rules and are prone to sneaking off for some good elf playtime. But […]
This looks every bit as awesome as I was hoping! Coming in March of 2014. In the meantime, read Divergent by Veronica Roth.
Coming to theaters for Easter 2014
Angelina Jolie looks magnificent as Maleficent in the forthcoming Disney movie about Sleeping Beauty’s evil fairy.
Idris Elba stars as Nelson Mandela in this film, opening November 29.
Disney’s latest animated release will be out for Thanksgiving. Here’s a sneak peek:
The Kickstarter-funded Veronica Mars movie is coming at last! And I have a t-shirt to give away! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with Veronica in the subject line and tell me your favorite character from the series. Don’t forget […]
Really! It looks awesome, doesn’t it?
One of the most acclaimed films of the year is “12 Years a Slave,” opening this week, based on the true story of a free black man sold into slavery. Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes.
The Dove-approved Coming Home for Christmas will be available on DVD later this month — here’s an exclusive peek at the trailer.
Fall is here and that means we will start seeing some of the movies the studios are betting on for Oscars, Golden Globes, and Critics Choice Awards. “Gravity” is a critical and box office hit already, just four days after […]
DreamWorks Pictures’ “Need for Speed” is a return to the great car culture films of the 1960’s and 70’s, when the authenticity of the world brought a new level of intensity to the action on-screen. Tapping into what makes the […]
Harrison Ford welcomes his young students to battle school.
In movie world, ideas seem to percolate in different places at the same time. A while back, the number nine showed up in four titles at once. And right now, the always-popular word “paradise” seems to be having a particular moment. […]
Fall doesn’t start officially for another few weeks, but the fall movie season won’t wait that long. Traditionally, fall is when we start seeing some movies for grown-ups after all of the chases and explosions of the summer. Let’s take […]
Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, C. Thomas Howell, and Dani Chuchran star in “Storm Rider,” coming on DVD and VOD on October 22, 2013. Spoiled 18-year old Dani Fielding’s world is turned upside down when her father gets arrested for securities fraud. She has […]
James Thurber’s most fondly remembered story is probably “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” which invites us into the daydreams of a mild-mannered and slightly henpecked husband. While he tries to remember what it was his wife wanted him to […]
One of the most influential writers of the 20th century was J.D. Salinger, author of The Catcher in the Rye. He spent the last decades of his life living quietly, almost reclusively, writing but not publishing anything more from 1960 […]
This looks great — a real-life heist film where the good guys are the ones protecting the world’s art treasures from the ravages of WWII, with George Clooney, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett, “The Artist’s” Jean DuJardin, and Matt Damon. Kind […]
Coming on September 10: Aidan Quinn (TV’s Elementary, Unknown, Allegiance, Rushlights, The Greening of Whitney Brown) Virginia Madsen (The Hot Flashes, The Number 23, The Astronaut Farmer), Zosia Mamet (HBO’s Girls, The Kids are Alright), and Olympia Dukakis (Picture Perfect, Mr. […]
“Standing Up” is a new movie based on Brock Cole’s popular YA novel, The Goats. It is about an 11-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl (Chandler Canterbury and Annalise Basso) who are ostracized by their peers at summer camp are […]
Hungarian director György Pàlfi worked for three years and assembled 450 selections from movies to put together this love letter to the history of film. Can’t wait to see it.
Studios often wait for August to release the films they think won’t get much of an audience, but this year August has some releases that could end up on the end of the year top ten lists. I’m especially looking […]
The gifted young pianist Ethan Bortnick stars in “Anything is Possible,” about a young boy who becomes separated from his mother, Army Lieutenant Margaret Peters (Lacy Chabert), when she goes missing during a tsunami rescue mission in Japan. Back home in Detroit, […]
Laika, the stop-motion animation studio behind two of my favorite films of the past ten years, “ParaNorman” and “Coraline,” has released the teaser trailer for its 2014 release, “The Box Trolls,” and it looks amazing. Nice nod to non-traditional families […]
Are you worried about what the NSA knows about you? Then this is ten times scarier.
This documentary is a portrait of the generation of the mid-century Jewish comics that includes Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, and Jerry Stiller, who appear telling jokes and telling their stories. And it is the story of […]
Here’s a lovely scene from one of this year’s best independent films, “The Spectacular Now,” starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller (who will also both appear in the upcoming “Divergent”). Director James Ponsoldt says: This is one of my favorite scenes […]
I attended the press conference for “Gravity” at Comic-Con and can tell you it looks like one of the most extraordinary films of the year. Take a look at the new trailer:
Coming in December is one of this year’s biggest holiday releases, “Saving Mr. Banks,” the story of Walt Disney’s efforts to persuade British author P.L. Travers to allow him to make a movie about Mary Poppins. Emma Thompson and Tom […]
I admit it. I’m hooked. Coming in 2014.
We are very excited to present an exclusive look at the new film starring Ricky Schroder, a family western called “Our Wild Hearts.” This is a family movie on and behind the screen. Schroder’s wife and daughter approached him with […]
Yes, it has nothing whatsoever to do with the classic book, but the original was a lot of fun and this one looks like a blast.
“Downton Abbey’s” Julian Fellowes has adapted a new version of “Romeo and Juliet,” starring “True Grit’s” Hailee Steinfeld, Damian Lewis, and Paul Giamatti, premiering in October.
Oscar winners Jennifer Hudson and Forest Whitaker star in this musical opening in November about a struggling single mother who sends her son to her parents’ home for Christmas. It is adapted from a Langston Hughes story and directed by […]
The wonderful James Cromwell (“Babe”) and Genevieve Bujold star in “Still Mine,” a touching love story, opening July 12.
The author of Catcher in the Rye, one of the most popular and influential books of the 20th century, made no public appearances and published no new writing for the last forty years of his life. A new documentary reveals […]
I’m a big fan of Joseph Finder, thriller-writer superstar, and this movie version of his book Paranoia looks terrific!
Coming in September, produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by Luc Besson.
I wonder if Rachel McAdams has a sense of deja vu — this feels a lot like “The Time Traveler’s Wife.” And a lot like “Groundhog Day.” But, coming from the guy who wrote “Notting Hill” and “Love Actually,” it […]
In theaters for the 4th of July!
This video, featuring music by the film’s composer, Mark Mancina, is much more appealing than the trailer. I’m beginning to look forward to it. And do we get a hint that train and boat movies may follow?
They really do love Jerry Lewis in France, so where better to premiere his first movie in 23 years than Cannes? The 87-year-old legendary funny man appears in a drama called “Max Rose,” about an elderly widower, co-starring with Claire […]
Lee Daniels (“Precious”) directs this story of Cecil Gaines, the White House butler who served eight Presidents, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, with Robin Williams as Harry Truman, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Alan Rickman and Jane Fonda […]
Summer movies are just too big to stay within the calendar months of the season this year. Officially, summer does not begin until June. At the box office, it begins this week, with the first of the year’s guaranteed blockbusters, […]
Let the Scare Games begin!
This looks adorable. Did you recognize the voices? The cast includes Paul Giamatti, Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Peña, Snoop Dogg/Lion, Maya Rudolph, Ken Jeong, and Michelle Rodriguez. But “Push It” is becoming the new “I Feel Good.” It […]
This looks amazing!
Julianne Moore stars in this new film about an English teacher whose former student, a playwright, comes back to town. Michael Angarano and Lily Collins co-star.
Here’s a new clip from Robert Redford’s new film, “The Company You Keep,” co-starring Shia LeBeouf, Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte, Julie Christie, Chris Cooper, Terrence Howard, and Stanley Tucci. It’s the story of a 60’s activist who goes on the […]
Colin Firth and Emily Blunt star in this story about two dislocated people who assume a series of new identities.
One of this year’s biggest summer releases is Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pacific Rim,” a big, big, big summer action movie. It was the delightful “Be Kind Rewind” that established the term “Sweding” for home-made, frankly cheap but wholehearted and joyful […]
Really looking forward to this one, featuring the voices of Amanda Seyfried, Jason Sudeikis, Beyoncé, Aziz Ansari, Christoph Waltz, and Colin Farrell.
The trailer for Joss Whedon’s new version of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” is spectacular. It will be out in June. In the meantime, enjoy Kenneth Branagh’s more traditional version, with Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, Kate Beckinsale, and Michael Keaton.
This one looks every bit as adorable (and as unrelated to the book) as the first one.
Ever since last summer at Comic-Con, I have been looking forward to the prequel to “The Wizard of Oz” with James Franco, Michelle Williams, and Mila Kunis. Here’s a sneak peek.
Be sure to check out our exclusive clip from the film “Bless Me, Ultima.” Set in New Mexico during WWII, the the film is a beautiful coming of age story about a young Chicano boy and how his life is forever […]
I love heist films, and this one looks amazing!
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Here’s a sneak peek at the Super Bowl commercial for one of the movies I am most excited about right now:
I always look forward to a new movie from the Coen Brothers (“Fargo,” “No Country for Old Men,” “The Big Lebowski”), but this one has me especially excited because it stars one of my favorite actors, Oscar Isaac, reuniting with […]
Doesn’t this look mind-bendingly amazing?
What could be more fun than the first “Red?” Putting the band back together and adding Sir Anthony Hopkins!
Pixar has created a wonderfully entertaining new website for “Monsters University,” its upcoming prequel to “Monsters, Inc.” It’s set up just like a real university website, with information about how to apply and a “student-produced” recruitment video.
Happy new year! Some of the most anticipated movies of the new year include: January “Gangster Squad” Sean Penn plays 1940’s mobster Mickey Cohen and Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin are the cops who must be as ruthless as he […]
Fabulous mash-up of every movie released this year: I love Michael Sheen’s “Oh, my” from “Breaking Dawn, Part 2.” And the “Step Up: Revolution” dancers. How many movies can you identify? The full list is here.
Audiences in 20 cities will have a special opportunity to see “The Guilt Trip” on December 2, followed by a Q&A with the film’s stars Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen, to be streamed live via satellite from Los Angeles. The movie […]
December is always a great month for movies and this year we will have some guaranteed blockbusters. Here are some of the most promising titles opening this month. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” J.R.R. Tolkein’s prequel to […]
This is my favorite Thanksgiving movie, the story of four families preparing for their Thanksgiving dinner, directed by Gurinder Chada (“Bend it Like Beckham”) and starring “The Good Wife’s” Juliana Margulies, “The Closer’s” Kyra Sedgwick, and two of my favorites, […]
I love this indie charmer about a girl who makes a Thanksgiving dinner for her family.
Which is your favorite scene?
There is no movie I anticipate more eagerly than the new episodes of the “Up” series that come out every seven years. The first one came out in 1964, when Britain’s Grenada Television interviewed 14 7-year-olds to ask them about […]
This movie about the first black player in major league baseball looks terrific: While you wait for the movie’s 2013 release, take a look at Jackie Robinson playing himself (with Ruby Dee as his wife) in The Jackie Robinson Story
Disney’s upcoming “Wreck-It Ralph” is the story of a 70’s-era 8-bit video game character who is tired of being the bad guy and escapes to try out other games. Disney has released this very cute commercial that almost makes it […]
Another adorable glimpse of the movie described as the “Roger Rabbit of video games,” opening on Friday.
Suzanne Bryant’s new documentary, Yoga Is: A Transformational Journey, will be available tomorrow on DVD. She thought she had it all until she lost her beloved mother to cancer. Trying to process and understand her profound grief, Suzanne embarked on […]
We’ve seen Bill Murray turn in some impressive performances in dramas as well as comedies, but it still seems like quite a challenge for him to take on the part of and icon like patrician four-time President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. […]
Summer is about chases, explosions, and superheroes. In the fall, things get a little more serious, and there are some promising prestige films coming out in the next few months. Some I am especially excited about are: Looper This trippy […]
I’m a huge fan of NPR’s “This American Life” and very pleased that they have produced their first film, “Sleepwalk With Me,” based on comedian Mike Birbiglia’s story about a rare sleep disorder that nearly cost him his life. My interview […]
This looks fabulous!
Kevin Durant plays himself in this upcoming fantasy about a boy named Brian who wishes he could have Durant’s skills. Brian becomes the star of his high school team, but Durant now has Brian’s skills — or lack of skills, […]
The remake with Colin Farrell opens this week, so here is a quick look at the original, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, and Sharon Stone.
Take an early look at what promises to be one of the most intriguing and ambitiously mind-bending movies of the year, “Cloud Atlas,” based on the novel by David Mitchell. Six interlocking stories follow characters from the mid-19th century to […]
This looks wonderful. Have you read the book? Are you looking forward to the movie?
Before they went to work for Monsters, Inc., Sully (John Goodman) and Mike (Billy Crystal) had to go to college to learn how to be scary. Next summer’s release from Pixar is “Monster University,” which shows us what their school […]
Here’s an early sneak peek at a wonderful new DVD, based on the American Girls series about McKenna, the young gymnast, and the American Girls “Girl of the Year.”
This cute new fake “commercial” from Pixar’s “Brave” reminds me of some of Disney’s classic animated witches like Ursula from “The Little Mermaid” and the great battle between Merlin and Madame Mim in “The Sword in the Stone.”
Fan Travis Betz made this astounding trailer for “Prometheus” with paper:
An 8-bit video-game character attempts to shed his bad-guy image by escaping into a popular first-person shooter, but inadvertently wreaks havoc in the video-game universe by freeing a digital villain. Here’s the first look at Disney’s big end-of-year release, featuring […]
Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway star in the movie version of the international blockbuster musical based on Victor Hugo’s story about Jean Valjean, a prisoner who steals a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s starving children, is sent to […]
In Martin Sheen’s new film, “Stella Days,” he plays a priest in a small town in rural Ireland of the 1950’s. It is a story about the excitement of the unknown versus the security of the familiar, as those in […]
Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in “Skyfall.”
I love this adorable faux ad for a bagpipe collection! They sure know how to have fun at Pixar.
A new clip from one of the movies I am most looking forward to, Pixar’s “Brave.”
Yes, these trailers look a lot alike and are both stories about people who create imaginary ideals who come to life, but I can’t help it — I want to see them both!
Step Up gets all Occupy in its next installment and it looks like a blast!
The summer movie season kicks off this week with the year’s most eagerly anticipated superhero movie, “The Avengers,” with an all-star cast of Marvel characters including returning stars Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), […]
As you file your tax return today and listen to the candidates debate the “Buffett rule” and terms like “carried interest,” here is a look at one perspective on the complexity of the tax code.
I love voice actors and I’m very excited to see what looks like a great documentary.
Zac Efron stars in “The Lucky One,” opening April 20.
Can’t wait to tell you more about this excellent film, based on the best-selling book about a young man from an evangelical family in Texas who finds himself as far from home as possible at free-thinking Reed College in Portland, […]
Coming in June — Steve Carell and Kiera Knightly star in “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” about making the most of every day you have.
“Brave” is Pixar’s first film with a female lead character. She is a medieval Scottish princess named Meridia, with the voice of Kelly Macdonald of “Boardwalk Empire” and “No Country for Old Men.” The current issue of Time has a […]
The new HBO movie from the people behind the sharp political drama “Recount” is about the McCain-Palin campaign. It stars Ed Harris, Woody Harrelson, and Julianne Moore. The movie has not been on the air yet, but Sarah Palin has […]
Kevin Kline, Diane Keaton, and Richard Jenkins star in the upcoming “Darling Companion,” about a lost dog, coming in April.
Bing! Ali Arikan has a brilliant assessment of “Groundhog Day” at Slant Magazine.
One of the most eagerly anticipated movies of 2012 is “The Avengers.” Here’s a teaser ad to be shown during the Super Bowl.
I love complaints choirs, so I am delighted to report that there is a forthcoming documentary that asks what people have to complain about and shows them having a wonderful time singing about their complaints. When I get an update […]
We are very proud to present an exclusive clip from Valerie Donzelli’s “Declaration of War,” the moving true-life tale of two resilient young parents’ (Valerie and her co-writer/star Jeremie Elkaim) struggle with their child’s illness. The film premiered at the Cannes […]
Here’s a clip from the delightful short accompanying “Beauty and the Beast 3D,” now in theaters. “Tangled 2″ will be shown on the Disney Channel later this year.
January is chronically the worst month of the year for movies as the studios release their back inventory of duds. But this month looks unusually promising. “Beauty and the Beast 3D” opens on January 13. That ballroom scene is going […]
I just read something that made me very excited about James Cameron’s upcoming sequel to “Avatar.” The first one was a leap forward in technology of 3D and motion capture (now often called “performance capture” to emphasize the contribution of […]
The first “Men in Black” is one of my favorite films of the 1990’s. The second was a terrible disappointment and clearly hacked up before release as shown by its slim running time and unsatisfying and conclusion. I keep hoping […]
Pete Docter is the guy behind some of Pixar’s best films. He wrote and directed “Up” and “Monsters, Inc.” and provided the story for “Wall•E.” Any time there’s an announcement about a new Docter project it is exciting but this […]
The Heart of Christmas is based on the inspiring true story of a community that came together to give one very ill little boy one last Christmas. It will be broadcast this Sunday at 7 and 9 Eastern and we are […]
Next year will bring not one but two new movies about Snow White. One looks like an “Ella Enchanted“-style or “Shrek“-ish post-modern version, with Julia Roberts as the evil queen and Lily Collins (daughter of rocker Phil Collins, last seen […]
This is the busiest time of year for movies with a bunch of holiday releases for families, big-budget and high profile films to check out while shopping or celebrating, and end-of-year prestige films opening in time to be considered for […]
“The Artist” is a brand new black and white silent movie. It has James Cromwell, John Goodman, and Penelope Ann Miller in supporting roles and two actors new to America in a story about a silent-era star whose career crumbles […]
I’m really looking forward to Arthur Christmas, the latest stop-motion animated film from the folks behind “Wallace and Gromit” and “Flushed Away.” This one features the voices of Hugh Laurie (“House”), Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, and James McAvoy in the […]
Joss Whedon has just finished shooting a secret production on Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” starring “Firefly’s” Nathan Fillian! “Much Ado” is the play with the comically battling romance, with and earlier film starring Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branaugh. […]
I am so excited about this new movie about a gospel choir led by Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton! It co-stars one of my favorite young actresses, Keke Palmer of Akeelah and the Bee. Can’t wait!
“The Mighty Macs” is the heartwarming and inspiring true story of the basketball team at tiny Immaculata College in the 1970’s and how coach Cathy Rush (played by Carla Gugino) took the team to a national championship. It is rated […]
Can you believe that a movie starring Julia Roberts, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, and Ryan Reynolds has been sitting on a shelf someplace in a studio archive since 2008? And that Julia Roberts plays Ryan Reynolds’ mother? The film […]
What happens when a rock star whose music and lifestyle are based on anarchy and living for the moment becomes a dad? That’s the subject of this documentary that presents a slightly more extreme form of what every parent discovers.
I’m always excited about another version of The Three Musketeers! As we wait for this acrobatic remake from the director and star of “Resident Evil,” we can revisit some of the best of the previous versions. Here’s Gene Kelly showing […]
Louis Sarno was from New Jersey, but he fell in love with the music of the pygmy people of Central Africa. He went there in the mid-1980’s to record their music and returned because he fell in love with their […]
We teach our children not to talk to strangers and then we send them out into the internet where it is impossible to tell strangers from friends. Inspired by real events, “@urFRENZ” was written to help families discuss the complicated […]
This looks like a perfect holiday release. I love the idea of 20 seconds of insane courage!
This makes me very, very happy. For more, check it out on Facebook.
Here’s a glimpse of next year’s upcoming film co-written by George Lucas about the Tuskegee Airmen, “Red Tails.” It stars Terrence Howard, Nate Parker, Byran Cranston, and Brandon T. Jackson. It looks great. Everyone should learn about these great heroes, […]
The technology has changed and the opportunities for women and minorities have widened, but the frustrations of the workplace continue. Take a moment today to thank the working people in your life.
Summer is time for superheroes, remakes, raunchy comedies, and sequels. As the leaves begin to fall, movies get a little more ambitious, a little edgier, a little weightier, with less CGI and a bit more depth. But that doesn’t mean […]
Did you see the first glimpse of “The Hunger Games” on the VMAs? What do you think?
I have five copies of Seven Days in Utopia: Golf’s Sacred Journey, the book behind the upcoming film starring Robert Duvall and Lucas Black in the story of a young pro golfer who learns meaningful lessons from an eccentric rancher in […]
A panel at Disney’s D23 Expo 2011 has revealed some tantalizing details on two upcoming Pixar projects. My friend Brendan Connelly at Cinema Blend reports that The first announced feature, currently operating under the tongue-in-cheek title ofThe Untitled Pixar Movie About […]
From the people who made “Fireproof,” a story of men who serve and protect as police officers but find the bigger challenge in serving as fathers.
The tribute album, Muppets: The Green Album, will be out next week!
I’m captivated by this trailer for a new Disney film called “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” starring Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton.
A Unitarian minister must find a way to bring to her own life what she has encouraged in others in this moving documentary, Raw Faith.
This looks like one of those little indies that reminds us why we really do love little indies.
It would spoil the surprise to let you know what movie this is for. Just trust me and watch it! And it has The New Radicals. I am so happy.
The cast of “Glee” is going on the road with a concert tour, and Fox has announced that a 3D film of the tour will be in movie theaters late this summer. Cast members Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn), […]
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The summer of 2011 looks positively movie-rific, with big blockbusters, the last of the Harry Potter films and the first what could be some great new series — Green Lantern? Cowboys and Aliens? Smurfs? We’ve got sequels, prestige […]
One month from today, Captain Jack Sparrow will return to theaters in “Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides.” Here’s a sneak peek at the first day of location filming.
We’ve already shared an early glimpse of “There Be Dragons,” an epic action-adventure romance set during the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War, in theaters on May 6. It tells the story of London-based investigative journalist Robert Torres (Dougray Scott), […]
I’ve been looking forward to this ever since I heard about it from Mark Erlbaum. Can’t wait!
We are thrilled to be able to present an exclusive clip about director Robert Redford’s new film about Mary Surratt, the only woman charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. Surratt is played by Robin Wright […]
One of my favorite films is “That Thing You Do,” written and directed by Tom Hanks. I am thrilled that he has gone back behind the camera again for “Larry Crowne,” scheduled to open this summer, co-written with Nia Vardalos […]
The VeggieTales folks have a new Easter DVD for families and we have an exclusive sneak peek! And you know what that means — lots of laughs, great songs, and some gentle lessons. It’s Easter time in Crisper County and […]
I’m really looking forward to “Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil,” opening on April 29. I loved the original Hoodwinked for its very clever four-part intersecting narrative from the point of view of the characters and for its excellent visuals and […]
Enjoy this clip from the upcoming “Mars Needs Moms.”
The Grace Card is the story of a policeman who must find his way through bitterness and despair after the death of his son. When he is assigned a new partner, a part-time pastor, they find a way to help […]
Ayn Rand’s last novel, Atlas Shrugged, was published in 1957 and has had strong annual sales ever since. It is the story of a strike by the country’s leading industrialists and innovators as a protest of too much control by […]
A new version of the classic book by Charlotte Bronte is coming to the screen. “Jane Eyre,” the story of the shy governess who loves her brooding employer, a man with a dark secret. It has been filmed many times, […]
I’m looking forward to Gnomeo & Juliet. It’s Shakespeare’s story of star-crossed love — with garden gnomes — and an all-star voice cast of classically-trained British acting royalty including James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Dame Maggie Smith, Patrick Stewart, and….Dolly Parton, […]
This time, I’m not reviewing a film; I am appearing in one! And I am very excited. “The Flaw,” a documentary about the financial meltdown, includes me as one of its interview subjects. And it has been accepted at Sundance […]
“Born to be Wild” is a new 3D IMAX documentary about orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them – saving endangered species one life at a time. It opens April 8.
Director Tom Shadyac directed some of Hollywood’s biggest and wildest and highest-grossing (in both senses of the word) comedies: “Ace Ventura,” “The Nutty Professor,” “Liar, Liar,” and “Bruce Almighty.” He had everything money could buy. And then he almost lost […]
Happy 2011! We’ll be seeing more superheros this year (two Green — Hornet with Seth Rogan and Lantern with Ryan Reynolds, plus Thor and X-Men and Captain America) and sequels (the last of the Twilight and Harry Potter movies, plus […]
Love the title. Love the trailer. It opens next spring. Voice talent includes Joan Cusack, Seth Green, and Billy Dee Williams. Can’t wait.
Coming next summer and I am SO THERE!
The holiday movie season kicks off this week with one of the biggest movies of the year, the second-to-last in the Harry Potter series. Here are some of the movies I am most looking forward to for the rest of […]
I can’t wait to see this documentary about a hawk who decides to build a nest on Park Avenue in New York City.
Disney/Pixar has released the trailer for next summer’s “Cars 2!”
Tonight select audiences at AMC theaters across the country got their first chance to see a glimpse of the upcoming “Tron: Legacy,” the sequel to the 1982 Disney film with Jeff Bridges that was one of the first to explore […]
James Cameron has confirmed that there will be two upcoming sequels to the highest-grossing film of all time. “Avatar 2″ is scheduled for December 14, 2013 and will be followed by “Avatar 3″ a year later. He is starting work […]
“There Be Dragons” is an epic film about war, tragedy, love, and redemption, from acclaimed director Roland Joffé of “The Mission” and “The Killing Fields.” It is the story of two childhood friends who find themselves on opposite sides […]
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