| Feb 11, 2011
| 11:22 AM
*** (out of four)
Small-town Wisconsin insurance salesman Tim Lippe (Ed Helms) takes his first-ever plane ride to an annual conference in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he’s expected to maintain his company’s status as a Two-Diamond award-winner....
| Feb 5, 2011
| 1:16 PM
|| *** Cedar Rapids
Directed by Miguel Arteta. Written by Phil Johnston. With Ed Helms, John C. Reilly and Anne Heche. (R) ||
The sheltered naïf kicked into the big, crazy world has long been the...
| Feb 16, 2012
"Rampart" patrols some familiar streets, but this jarringly intimate study of a dirty Los Angeles cop sliding, crazily, down the drain has a distinctive new-cliche smell, pungent and alive. The story, which is more about observation than propulsion, suits...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 11:31 PM
I was really excited to see this movie. There was buzz that Woody Harrelson was a shoe-in for an Oscar nomination (and boy was he mad when the nominations were announced and he wasn’t on the list).
The film was written and directed by Oren...
| May 9, 2012
| 1:10 PM
NBC has ordered a full season of "Chicago Fire," an "action-driven drama exploring the complex and heroic men and women of the Chicago Fire Department."
The series pilot was filmed in Chicago and, according to an NBC rep, the series will continue to be...
| May 11, 2012
| 1:38 PM
The Daily Mail reports that more women than ever before are paying alimony and child support to their ex-husbands.
The paper cites that 56 percent of U.S. divorce lawyers have seen an increase over the past three year in mothers who pay child support...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 12:44 PM
After his acclaimed work for director Oren Moverman in "The Messenger," Woody Harrelson collaborated with him again on this impactful character study of a 1990s Los Angeles cop who makes his own rules, both on and off the job.
At home, he still resides...
| Apr 13, 2007
| 2:54 PM
MICHAEL APTED'S "49 Up" (airing as part of the documentary series "P.O.V."), the seventh installment in a documentary series that began in 1964, comes to American television this week. What had originally been a "glimpse of Britain's future" as embodied...
| Jun 26, 2009
Clearly the Obama administration needs to address the issue of teacher salaries and fast. On AMC's " Breaking Bad," Bryan Cranston is playing a science teacher making meth, and now we have Thomas Jane as Ray Drecker, a high school basketball coach...
| Aug 14, 2009
With "Shampoo" and "American Gigolo" now distant memories, the time evidently seemed ripe for another Hollywood stud movie. Despite Ashton Kutcher's believability as an older woman's kept boy, "Spread" isn't a patch on those previous films, squandering...
| Aug 14, 2009
Spread is a skin-deep glance askance at the City of Skin Deep -- Los Angeles, "where all the beautiful little heartbreakers go to live and dream," narrates its hero. It's like Midnight Cowboy as re-written by Brett Easton Ellis (Less Than Zero), Shampoo...
| Jan 25, 2008
| 12:57 PM
Date films can go one of two ways: Either the saccharin romance leads to cuddling on the couch or an instigated fight about how unromantic your significant other may be. As you watch one of these 10 films, let's hope for option one.
1. Chocolat: A single...