| May 27, 2010
Movie critics often cite "predictability" as a negative. However, anyone who frequents a favorite restaurant or returns to a special vacation spot is counting on this factor.
I imagine the same comfort of familiarity is sought by fans of romantic...
| Jun 12, 2010
About two hours from bustling Milan and touristy Venice is Verona, a welcome sip of pure, easygoing Italy. Made famous by Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Verona is Italy's fourth-most-visited city and second in the Veneto region only to Venice in...
| Jun 17, 2010
| 1:39 PM
Director Atom Egoyan ("The Sweet Hereafter") assembles a solid cast in this drama about a doctor ( Julianne Moore) who decides to put her professor husband ( Liam Neeson) to the fidelity test.
Sure that he's cheating on her, she enlists a professional...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 7:18 PM
Disney executives try to embrace family values in each film they produce. The animated "Mars Needs Moms" is no exception.
Milo is a boy who doesn't appreciate his loving and hard-working mom. He resents her attempts to lead him on a path to a healthy,...
| Dec 5, 2010
Where else but Los Angeles could the names in the audience be as familiar as those onstage? Witness the Nov. 28 opening for "Next to Normal," the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical at the Ahmanson Theatre. The guests included Keely and...
| Dec 27, 2010
| 2:11 PM
| Feb 24, 2011
| 7:12 AM
Allentown native and Allen High grad Amanda Seyfried may have an upcoming project with John Cusack with director Patrick Alessandrin.
Sources have seen Alessandrin up in Boston, preparing to shoot his next picture "The Bullet," which has Seyfried and...
| Mar 8, 2011
The ads for "Red Riding Hood" show Amanda Seyfried dramatically cloaked in a cape, the better to see her in the snowy woods that serve as the backdrop for a story loosely based on the classic fairy tale. But, as the trailers hint, everything is not as...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*1/2 (out of four)
Back in the days of witch hunts and girls named Prudence, the town of Daggerhorn’s aggressive name can’t keep it safe from periodic wolf attacks. Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) certainly isn’t pleased when Father...
| Mar 11, 2011
"Battle: Los Angeles"
The movie had the potential for being a couple of hours of popcorn fun, but instead it quickly becomes a blur of non-stop explosions, unimaginative special effects and laughable dialouge that strips away any chance of substance in...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 2:09 PM
Ryan Phillippe's mom doesn't mind that people call her son a DILF, now that she knows what it means.
"I think she's embraced DILF," Phillippe said on Friday's "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
Phillippe, who stars in the upcoming film "The Lincoln Lawyer,"...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 1:30 AM
What if the lovable E.T. had been a fun-loving, potty-mouthed party animal? That is the central premise of this comedy about two British nerds (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost of “Shaun of the Dead”) who befriend an extra-terrestrial near...