As I paged my way through an recent issue of US Weekly en route to the cover story, I passed weight-centric story after weight-centric story. Here's a brief recap.
Did the late-in-the-game decision to convert it to 3D give its creators -- including director Michel Gondry and star/co-writer Seth Rogen -- time enough to find the right balance?
Seth Rogen stars in the action comedy The Green Hornet and takes the action comic hero genre in a whole new direction. For this film nothing is sacred and all of it is fun.
The film's real star in The Green Hornet isn't Rogen, but Chou, and the importance of an Asian actor co-starring in a mega-budget American crowdpleaser should not be overlooked.
The Green Hornet is a mixed bag -- not an abject failure, but still, not a film that recognizes its own strengths. It gets away with a lot -- and is often more entertaining and enjoyable than it has any right to be.
One of my most amusing memories as a member of the New York Film Critics Circle is the 2002 voting meeting, at which we selected our award-winners - a...
It's not that Red is a breakthrough or a game-changer in any way -- it's just a highly enjoyable comic action-thriller with a sense of humor about itself.
New York Timeswriter Joe Sharkey insists that he never called the country of Brazil "Most idiot of all Idiots." Nor did he call the nation a "banana." But, it is no laughing matter to Sharkey. He is being sued for $280,000.
In Knight and Day, director James Mangold takes actors Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz back to that heyday of basic popcorn blockbuster fun.
Cruise and Diaz are big Hollywood stars. They should know better than to get trapped in something as sloppy as this.
Even as he approaches 50, Tom Cruise broadens his range -- maybe not to a Cary Grant level of charm, perhaps, but certainly to something a lot less determined and disciplined than usual: something that approaches actual goofiness.
The Scottish actor, 40, and the 23-year-old Mean Girls met up at a mutual friend's pool party in Beverly Hills, California, over the weekend.
As far as how well Knight and Day will open, you can bet that the tabloids are itching to tear Cruise apart when the film doesn't open to blockbuster levels. But guess what? It probably won't.
All the warning signs are there: it's the 4th film, it's in 3D, virtually all of the original creative talent (aside from the actors) have moved on. Has the law of diminishing returns caught up with Shrek Forever After? Yes and no -- but mostly no.
Between Neil Patrick Harris's opening, the decor and and the entrance of hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, this is already a camp classic.