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Shawn Levy

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  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    AS ABOVE/SO BELOW 1 1/2 stars. Horror and thrills in the catacombs of Paris. From the director of Quarantine and Devil. 1 hr. 33 R (bloody violence/terror, language throughout) W.S. AUTUMN BLOOD 2 1/2 stars. Orphaned siblings in a remote mountain area...
  • 'Maze Runner' easily takes No. 1 at box-office, grossing $32.5-million

    Adaptations of young-adult books proved their might again at the box office this weekend as “The Maze Runner” sped past other new movie releases. Despite somewhat slow sales for its Thursday night and Friday matinee shows, “The Maze...
  • Box Office: 'Maze Runner' Sprints Past Liam Neeson With $32.5 Million

    "The Maze Runner" showed that sometimes the weekend box office is a marathon, not a sprint. Twentieth Century Fox's adaptation of James Dashner's post-apocalyptic novel took awhile to build up steam, but found its core audience by the weekend's midpoint....
  • 'This Is Where I Leave You' is a dramatic turn for Bateman, Levy

    'This Is Where I Leave You' is a dramatic turn for Bateman, Levy
    Between the two of them, actor Jason Bateman and director Shawn Levy have made more than 30 film comedies. So when it came time to shoot one of several dramatic scenes in their new movie, "This Is Where I Leave You," they felt far from sure-footed. "I...
  • Tina Fey talks 'This Is Where I Leave You'

    Director Shawn Levy (the super-successful "Night at the Museum" series) cashed in some of his studio good will to make "This Is Where I Leave You," a modestly budgeted comedy-drama in which adults speak with one another and nothing blows up. There were a...
  • Review: 'This is Where I Leave You' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'This is Where I Leave You' ★★ 1/2
    Going by the new ensemble comedy "This Is Where I Leave You," you'd think Tina Fey was a medium acting talent at best, prone to overstatement and eye-rolling. Performers can't do it alone; they need guidance. But in the movies, very often performers end...
  • Fall movies: Lehigh Valley actors, artists make their marks

    Fall movies: Lehigh Valley actors, artists make their marks
    Even with Dwayne Johnson and Dane DeHaan sitting out the season, the next four months will offer plenty of opportunities to check out local talent on the big screen. From animated films such as "The Boxtrolls" and "The Penguins of Madagascar" to film...
  • 'This Is Where I Leave You' is a fractious family affair

    I can't think of a family I'd rather sit shiva with than the Altmans of "This Is Where I Leave You." They bury their father, Mort, pun no doubt intended, with the right mix of tears and unearthed resentments, and they take the blows life hands them...
  • 'Maze Runner' may outrace 'Tombstones,' 'This Is Where I Leave You'

    'Maze Runner' may outrace 'Tombstones,' 'This Is Where I Leave You'
    "The Maze Runner," the latest young adult book adaptation to hit the big screen, is expected to speed past other newcomers at the box office this weekend. The apocalyptic drama is expected to gross as much as $40 million in the United States and...
  • Fey, Bateman improv sibling love in 'This is Where I Leave You'

    By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Tina Fey and Jason Bateman called mutual friends when they learned they would co-star as siblings in the drama-infused comedy "This Is Where I Leave You," just to do a little reconnaissance on each other....
  • Star-studded cast best part of 'This is Where I Leave You'

    There's one thing nobody can take away from "This Is Where I Leave You": its stellar cast. Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Adam Driver, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant and the underrated Corey Stoll. If there's a dramedy to be made...
  • 'This is Where I Leave You' is stock dysfunction

    'This is Where I Leave You' is stock dysfunction
    ** (out of four) Of the few truths depicted in the bland, R-rated family comedy “This is Where I Leave You”—other than “emotions are hard” and “man, emotions are hard!”—two are that Adam Driver (“...