I know. They hate the term. But it is impossible to talk about Mark and Jay Duplass (as writers, anyway, aside from their work as actors, directors, and producers) without the dreaded term “mumblecore,” which was applied to their early […]
No matter what character Anna Kendrick plays, you can’t help wishing you could just hang out with her, having some tea and laughing at the world. Now she has written a memoir called Scrappy Little Nobody, and her wry, self-deprecating, […]
“Trolls” is pure delight, lots of jokes, great music, and a surprisingly wise take on the elusive quest for happiness. Plus, it has that Justin Timberlake song that’s like pure sunshine. It is tricky to make self-consciously adorable characters happy […]
Anna Kendrick is one of my favorite performers and she is terrific as always in “The Accountant.” I first saw her singing “Life Upon the Wicked Stage” from “Show Boat” with “Cabaret’s” Kit Kat Girls in “My Favorite Broadway.” She […]
Ben Affleck plays the title character in “The Accountant,” a man on the autism spectrum who has what clinicians call a “flat affect” and some obsessive-compulsive tendencies, but also the math skills of a 93 petaflop computer and the martial […]
So, two bros — literal, biological bros and bros in the bro-iest of spirits — advertised on Craigslist for wedding dates. This being America, that got them on talk shows, which led to a book deal, which led to a […]
Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, and Russell Brand star in “Trolls,” coming this fall.
It’s just the usual romantic comedy set-up. An adorkably irresistible single woman just can’t find the right guy. And then she does, but there’s some cute reason they can’t live happily ever after for 90 minutes of endearing complications. The […]
“Pitch Perfect 2” is — bear with me — the musical comedy variation on the “Furious 7” recipe for success. The sequel jettisons any pretense of seriousness of purpose, structural logic, or psychological authenticity, joyfully tosses off any pretense of […]
CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS! Coming to Spike TV on April 2, 2015.