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David Dobkin

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  • David Dobkin to Direct Hugh Hefner Biopic for Warner Bros. (EXCLUSIVE)

    No stranger to putting on a big party, "Wedding Crashers" helmer David Dobkin looks ready to take aim at one of the great hosts of our time. Dobkin is in talks to direct Warner Bros.' untitled biopic about Hugh Hefner, the bon vivant and mogul who...
  • 'R.I.P.D.' looks DOA at the box office

    'R.I.P.D.' looks DOA at the box office
    In “R.I.P.D.,” Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges portray deceased lawmen who keep the peace from beyond the grave -- the odd-couple partners protect the living from malevolent spirits who refuse to go quietly into the afterlife. But shortly...
  • 'The Conjuring' to scare off pricey 'R.I.P.D.' on crowded weekend

    'The Conjuring' to scare off pricey 'R.I.P.D.' on crowded weekend
    With the low-budget horror film "The Conjuring" poised to win this weekend's box office race, Universal Pictures may soon face a frightening reality. Of the four new films hitting theaters this weekend, the studio's $130-million 3-D action-adventure "R....
  • Esai Morales, Loretta Devine to Star in 'Teachers' (EXCLUSIVE)

    SAG-AFTRA presidential candidate Esai Morales is starring with Loretta Devine and Salli Richardson in indie high school drama "Teachers," with Gary Wheeler directing. Eric Tomosunas and Scott Aronson of Swirl Films are producing. Story, written by Rhonda...
  • ‘Iron Man 3′: Robert Downey Jr. on Tony Stark’s ‘trippy saga’

     
    Sometimes, even for “Iron Man 3″ star Robert Downey Jr., it's not always easy to describe where Tony Stark ends ......
  • Robert Downey Jr. re-ups for 'Avengers'; will we see him elsewhere?

    Robert Downey Jr. re-ups for 'Avengers'; will we see him elsewhere?
    Robert Downey Jr.'s four Marvel movies have grossed an astounding $3.9 billion. So it’s no surprise that the studio wants two more. The company announced Thursday that it has locked down just that, re-upping its deal with the man who plays Tony...
  • ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ opens Friday — but who will go see it?

     
    “Jack the Giant Slayer” opens Friday amid predictions that the film will not slay the box office on opening weekend. ......
  • VOD Spotlight: A “Change-Up” for Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman

     
    It’s a premise as old as film itself — call it the body switch. And though usually played for laughs, the switch often leads to some interesting revelations. In The Change-Up, two friends — married-with-children lawyer Dave (Jason...
  • Movie Review: The Change-Up

     
    The comedy envelope has been pushed, pulled, twisted and torn during this current run of smash hit R-rated sex comedies. But “The Change-Up,” the punctuation at the end of the summer of “Bridesmaids,” “Bad Teacher”...
  • 2011 Summer movies list

    2011 Summer movies list
    May 6 The Beaver A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
  • Making Chicago's top chef

    Making Chicago's top chef
    Grant Achatz moved up the aisle of the plane, his carry-on draped over his gaunt frame. It was October at Reagan National Airport, a rare moment of calm for Chicago's top chef, whose wary eyes belong to a man older than 36, and whose life has been blessed...
  • Movie Review: 'The Change-Up'

    Movie Review: 'The Change-Up'
    When the comedy "Any Wednesday" opened on Broadway in 1964 Walter Kerr reviewed a then-unknown Gene Hackman and noted, memorably, the actor's "wonderfully light-footed habit of stepping off a joke before it begins to complain." Isn't that an exquisite...