Liberal Arts is Radnor's second film after Happythankyoumoreplease, where the characters' habit of earnestly saying exactly what they were thinking definitely made it feel like a first film. In contrast, Liberal Arts feels more mature, poignant, and real.
Operating on a level of ridiculousness so high it suggests possible intention, Lee Daniels' The Paperboy is a trash pile packed high, high and higher still.
There are two lessons to be learned here. First, bad trends die. Hard. Whenever you decide to buy into one, expect to be made fun of in the near future. Second, YOLO is dumb. Everyone does stupid things.
In theaters now is The Lucky One, the latest Nicholas Sparks romance novel brought to the big screen. The film stars Zac Efron as Logan, a Marine who returns home and attempts to locate the girl in a photo he found in Iraq. A photo that, through luck, winds up saving Logan's life. This search leads Logan into a series of events that are quite preposterous. So preposterous, in fact, that Matt Singer (from Indiewire) and I decided that an Obsessive Chat was in order. (Spoiler alert, obviously.)
Luckily, the talented Mr. Renner has a day job--real estate. It has been a genuine passion for him, and he's made a success of it. He also studied psychology before he fell into acting. All the better to deal with agents, managers, directors and Us Weekly.
Everybody needs a Thneed. The question is, does anybody need Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, the feature-length, CG animated, 3D, big screen adaptation of the legendary children's author's environmental parable?
On Read Across America day, we need to remember that in addition to teaching our children to love reading, we also need to teach them HOW to read to between the lines in order to understand what the slick market makers and product placers are selling them.
I'm not going to go into all the subplots, except to say that they all end as happily as you know they will from the very start.
When is a comedy not a comedy? When it's one of what apparently is becoming a series of holiday-themed movies by Garry Marshall.
You don't need to have a lot of money -- or be a celebrity -- to get in shape!
We're fickle; we know. So, when given the daunting task of choosing a college, how are we supposed to know that by the end of the year we'll still even like the college we applied to early on?
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World ($39.98 BluRay and $29.98 regular; Universal) -- I'm not a video game enthusiast by any stretch (though I did cross 1 mi...
The original Mickey Mouse Club of the 1950s was the spiritual breeding ground for the kiddie-star explosion of today -- it built the model by which Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, and the like have risen to ubiquity.
Sunday night, stars will strut on the red carpet showing off their sleek size 2 bodies. Although Nikki Blonsky, star of Hairspray and ABC Family's Hug...
The Cinefantastique Post-Mortem Podcast examines Charlie St. Cloud. Also on the menu: listener mail takes Dan Persons and Steve Biodrowski to task for being too critical of Inception.
Opening an appealing mainstream comedy like 17 Again to $23 million is impressive. Opening a poorly-marketed and not-terribly appealing drama like Charlie St. Cloud to $12.5 million all by yourself: You, Zac Efron, are a genuine movie star.