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Showtime Scores With Billions, and a new Fab Four

David Hinckley | Posted 01.13.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

The best way to envision the lead characters in Showtime's intense new drama Billions is to picture a weather map where four hurricanes are simultaneously converging.

Deconstructing Brian Wilson: Love & Mercy

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.11.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

At 21 Club this week, screenwriter/ director Oren Moverman spoke excitedly about his new vocation as activist. Co-writer of Love & Mercy, Moverman was...

Paul Giamatti Turned Into A Little Girl When He Met Ice Cube

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.20.2015 | Comedy

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ReThink Review: Love & Mercy -- Mental Illness on the Beach

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

What I appreciate about Love & Mercy, the fantastic new film about Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, is its assertion that true musical genius is an ineffable gift -- and potentially a curse -- bestowed upon the rare few.

Why We Love Brian Wilson's Melodies (and Matzo Ball Soup)

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 06.11.2015 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

After seeing the new movie, Love & Mercy, we'll never hear The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" the same way again.

Film Review: San Andreas

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

If you've lived in California, a major earthquake is your worst nightmare. The thought of a 9.5 quake is almost unimaginable and terrifying. Quick, stand under a doorway or hide under a desk, it's coming and the aftermath is not all that pretty in San Andreas.

Movie Review: San Andreas -- Rumble. Tumble. Yawn.

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Each generation of special effects creates its own avalanche of disaster films: movies about disasters that are themselves disastrous.

An Interview with Director Bill Pohlad of 'Love & Mercy' - The Beach Boys' New Biopic

The GypsyNesters | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
The GypsyNesters

A new music biopic was featured at the AARP Movies for Grown-Ups Film Festival in Miami. The movie delves deeply into the troubled life of Brian Wilson, the creative genius behind The Beach Boys, from a compassionate and compelling point of view.

A Bunch Of Famous Men Debated Over Amy Schumer On 'Inside'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment

If Amy Schumer isn't talking about sex on her Comedy Central show, she's poking fun at her body. Tuesday night's entire episode of "Inside Amy Schumer...

These Apartment Storage Tips Are Helpful... If You're Paul Giamatti

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.02.2014 | Comedy

When you're actor Paul Giamatti, as one of us humans has been our entire life, finding extra apartment storage can be very difficult. You're off makin...

The Congress Challenges But Thrills

Paul R. Byrne | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment
Paul R. Byrne

In the end, by subverting reality, going around and beyond it, The Congress manages to circumvent the brain and deliver meaning straight into the heart.

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Monday, Sept. 8

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If I were going to generalize about this year's Toronto International Film Festival based on the films I saw Monday, I'd tell you that it's a great year for dramatic films based on true stories.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Dan Persons | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

To be perfectly blunt about it, big studio blockbuster releases typically don't fail as spectacularly as The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

9-Year-Old Jorge Vega Discusses His Role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Ilana Rapp | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

At just nine years old, Jorge Vega plays a character, also known as Jorge, in the film The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Jorge has already conquered all three mediums -- stage, television and film.

Week in Film: Amazing Spider-Man 2 and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Yes, yes, I know -- spidermanspidermanspidermanspiderman. I'll get to it. But my favorite movies of the week, as usual, are the small ones. Let's start with Amma Asante's Belle, a Jane Austen-ish film based on a true story.

One Big Change Marc Webb Made For 'Spider-Man 2'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.16.2014 | Entertainment

Spider-Man's neighborhood of choice for Wednesday afternoon was New York's Upper West Side, as Sony invited a group of journalists to watch 30 minutes...

'Ernest & Celestine' Is A Delight

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 03.12.2014 | Entertainment

The delicate and lovingly hand-made "Ernest & Celestine" captures the whimsy and warmth of a dearly felt children's picture book like few movies befor...

New 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Teaser Showcases Times Square Battle

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Spider-Man swung through New York City on Tuesday, with fresh footage from the forthcoming comic-book sequel broadcast on Times Square's billboards du...

Popcorn Preview: Saving Mr. Banks

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Saving Mr. Banks (2013) Cast includes: Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility), Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), Colin Farrell (Total Recall), Annie Rose B...

Movie Review: Saving Mr. Banks

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Hanks IS Disney in these scenes, as we've never seen him before. But alive nonetheless, a human being with the imagination to launch a million childhoods.

'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Trailer Will Tingle Your Spidey Sense

Posted 12.06.2013 | Entertainment

Sony has released the first trailer for your friendly neighborhood "Amazing Spider-Man" sequel, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." Starring Andrew Garfield a...

Saving Mr. Banks Singalong at The Four Seasons

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Disney scores again! First it was multi-Oscar winning Mary Poppins, now Saving Mr. Banks, a biopic of Mary Poppins writer P. L. Travers. In the person...

ReThink Review: 12 Years a Slave - Can We Face America's Holocaust?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

After watching 12 Years A Slave, I imagine Germans feel about the Holocaust like a lot of Americans do, or at least should, feel about slavery and the role racism has played in this country's history.

New 'Romeo & Juliet' Doesn't Come With Much Passion

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 10.11.2013 | Entertainment

-- It is surely a bad sign for any "Romeo and Juliet" when its most pulse-quickening moments come from Paul Giamatti. This latest adaption of the Sh...

Paul Giamatti Moves Into the Bright

Alex Simon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Actor Paul Giamatti has become one of the most visible character actors of his generation since his breakout role in 1997's Private Parts, opposite radio icon Howard Stern.