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Week in Film: Bad Words, Need for Speed and more

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Jason Bateman makes his directing debut with Bad Words, the rudest comedy about an adult dealing with kids since Bad Santa.

Mike Ryan

The Night Jake Gyllenhaal Drank Wine And Met His Lookalike

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment

Jake Gyllenhaal is pretty much the ideal candidate for a film interview. For what I do for a living, there's nothing worse than an actor who sleepwalk...

Hugh Jackman's a Family Guy in Prisoners

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"I'm a sports nut," explained Hugh Jackman, joyful that his son decided to join the school soccer team. The actor and song man was making his way arou...

Mike Ryan

A Drunken Night With Jake Gyllenhaal Led To This Movie

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment

The idea for Denis Villeneuve's Toronto International Film Festival favorite, "Enemy," originated after a night out drinking with Jake Gyllenhaal. Thi...

Movie Review: Prisoners - Don't Believe the Hype

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Denis Villeneuve had two films at this year's Toronto Film Festival. The better one was called Enemy. The one that's getting the big studio release this week is called Prisoners.

'Prisoners' Is The Movie To See This Weekend

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment

Parenting involves countless mundane decisions – dozens a day. But as any parent knows, the potential for tragedy stemming from a wrong decision...

Movie Review: Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal in Intense Prisoners

Caryn James | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Caryn James

Prisoners is an extraordinarily well-made popcorn movie. Like most thrillers, this one doesn't provoke us to take things so personally; that's why thrillers make for great escapism.

The Lost Children of the Toronto Film Festival

Erica Abeel | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

At the Toronto Film Festival 2013 it's all about the biggies: studio blockbusters sit lined up like rockets on launching pads, positioned for awards season. Most prominent, perhaps, is Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity.

Live from Toronto International Film Festival: Tuesday, Sept. 10

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

With Enough Said, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, one of TV's funniest women ever, has finally been given a perfect film vehicle.

Mike Ryan

The Role That Hugh Jackman's Wife Found Uncomfortable

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment

When "X-Men: Days of Future Past" hits theaters next summer, it will mark the seventh time Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine, a character that was als...

'August: Osage County' Opens Big At TiIFF

Mike Ryan | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

The Pulitzer Prize-winning stage play about a dysfunctional Oklahoma family coping with the suicide of clan's patriarch translates well to the screen -- in the sense that I didn't feel like I was watching a recorded play. Though, it's certainly a performance film. So much scenery is chewed between Meryl Streep (as Violet, the bitter mother), Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor and Benedict Cumberbatch, that the title of this movie could have been called August: Bubble Yum. Yet, even with all of those heavy hitters on board, Dermot Mulroney somehow manages to steal every one of his scenes.

Live from Toronto International Film Festival: Monday, Sept. 9

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Secrets and lies carried the day in most of the five films I saw Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival. But then, aren't the most interesting movies built around them? It's so obvious that Mike Leigh used the idea as the title of one of his finest efforts.

Hugh Jackman's Best Performance Ever?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.31.2013 | Entertainment

Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave" wasn't the only film to make a surprise debut at the 2013 Telluride Film Festival on Friday night. Warner Bros. snu...

Hugh Jackman Is Taking No 'Prisoners'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment

Guys, you still don't want to mess with Hugh Jackman. As for Terrence Howard? Well, perhaps. Or so it goes in the newest trailer for "Prisoners," ...

Hugh Jackman Wants Revenge

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment

A riveting new trailer for "Prisoners," a suspense thriller starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard, Paul Da...

5 Must-See Indie Films

Leonard Maltin | Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

In theaters this month is a pair of amusing documentaries, an Oscar nominee, and the latest drama from a world-class filmmaker. Any time there are five pictures this good playing on theater screens, I take heart.

HuffPost Review: Incendies

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.19.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I understand why Susanne Bier's In a Better World won the foreign-language Oscar -- but I believe this was the better film.

Live From Sundance 2011: Day 2

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Film festival programmers rarely create festivals full of films built around a single theme. Yet quite unintentionally, I spent Friday seeing five films that dealt with the idea of abandonment, reunion and reconciliation.

Hugh Jackman Joins 'Prisoners'

Posted 05.16.2012 | Entertainment

If Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg are unavailable, who's your next best option? Hugh Jackman, of course! According to Variety, Jackman has signed...