| Feb 13, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
You should know: “Safe Haven” contains two big twists that are also big mistakes, turning an already watered-down romance into frustrating, flavorless slush.
As Katie and Alex, Julianne Hough (who neither sings nor dances)...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The new Nicholas Sparks movie, "Safe Haven," takes place in Southport, in the novelist's adopted home state of North Carolina. Southport is near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. So you know a murderous stalker will eventually arrive, in honor of Robert...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 1:50 PM
"Safe Haven" will find no refuge at the box office the weekend, as the latest "Die Hard" movie is set to annihilate the competition.
"A Good Day to Die Hard," the fifth installment in the Bruce Willis action franchise, is expected to gross a robust $55...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 4:37 PM
"Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" is one of those films that looks to walk the delicate line between charming comedy romance and pointed satire. Watch an exclusive clip here....
| Mar 9, 2012
| 4:37 PM
"Hunger Games" sequel screenwriter Simon Beaufoy talks about his script for the second film in Lionsgate's planned franchise and his current movie, "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," which opened in theaters Friday....
| Jun 15, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt make an appealing couple in this comedy-drama, directed by Lasse Hallstrom ("The Cider House Rules") and adapted by Oscar winner Simon Beaufoy ("Slumdog Millionaire") from Paul Torday's novel.
The stars play two people who...
| Mar 8, 2012
** (out of four)
If subjected to a movie about a niche sport in a distant place, I’d admittedly much rather see “Ping Pong in Bora Bora” or “Jai Alai Atop Mount Everest.”
Still, it’s odd how clearly the characters...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 12:37 AM
I fell in love with Kristin Scott Thomas when I saw The English Patient in the theatres. She’s always fun in films but in this, but seemed to be the only one aware she was doing a comedy in this. Certainly director Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat) wasn&...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 9:12 AM
Scott Porter stars as Bluebell, Alabama's golden boy George Tucker in The CW's new series "Hart of Dixie," a fish-out-of-water story about a New York City doctor (Rachel Bilson) adjusting to life in a small Southern town after she inherits a local medical...
| Sep 9, 2008
Amanda Seyfried will star opposite Channing Tatum in an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' "Dear John."
Adapted by Jamie Linden and set to be directed by Lasse Hallstrom, the Relativity-financed film will begin shooting in mid-October in South Carolina,...
| Jan 23, 2008
The death of 28-year-old Heath Ledger, hailed as one of the great hopes among his generation of actors, was a brutal shock for Hollywood on Tuesday and grimly ended any hope that the day would be a simple celebration of this year's Oscar nominations.
| Jun 16, 2010
| 4:34 PM
The Swedish director Lasse Hallstrom is on board to direct a dramedy to be built around Patrick Dempsey. Tom's Dad will have him playing a Vegas comic and character actor (Dempsey gets to juggle, I'll bet) whose life is upended when his estranged son...