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We mourn the loss of writer/director/actor Garry Marshall, who died this week at age 81. Marshall gave “Happy Days,” “Mork and Mindy,” “Laverne and Shirley,” “Pretty Woman,” “The Princess Diaries,” and, as an actor, unforgettable performances in films like “Soapdish,” […]

Director Garry Marshall is working his way through the calendar with another all-star, multi-story holiday tribute. This time, it’s Mother’s Day, with Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Margo Martindale, Jason Sudeikis, and Timothy Olyphant.

Something seemed familiar to me as I watched Garry Marshall’s New York-based follow-up to his multi-star, multi-story LA-set romantic comedy, Valentine’s Day.  It was something that went beyond the predictability of its sitcom-ish formulas and check-list of romantic comedy conventions, […]