Movies

Is 'Trainwreck' The Best Comedy Of The Summer?

7/21/2015 7:44am EDT
'Trainwreck' Is A Hilarious Anti-Romantic Comedy
‘Trainwreck’ (starring Amy Schumer, written by Amy Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow) is the best film of the summer. The script is well written; the lead is well acted and the film is full of cameos/co-starring roles featuring comedy insiders (Tim Meadows, Bill Hader, Colin Quinn, Matthew Broderick). ‘Trainwreck’ is an anti-romantic comedy and commentary on the current post-Millenial focus on physical connection over emotional and intellectual ones.

‘Trainwreck’ follows Amy, a writer for a trendy lad magazine, as she juggles work responsibility with her father’s aging. Along the way, it...
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Did 'Ant-Man' Live Up To Marvel’s Expectations?

7/20/2015 12:12pm EDT
'Ant-Man's Debut Smaller Than Other Marvel Titles, But Still Top
The smallest superhero ever loomed large at the U.S. box office this past weekend.

Marvel's 'Ant-Man' debuted to an estimated $58 million, taking first place over Universal's 'Minions', which brought in $50 million.

Still, that tally is a bit smaller than other recent Marvel films. The debut of 'Thor' and 'Captain America' both brought in $65 million back in 2011. You'd have to go back to 2008's 'The Incredible Hulk' and its $55 million to find a film that performed worse on its opening weekend.

The lower number was expected by some, however, given the less serious nature of the superher...
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Kristen Stewart & Juliette Binoche Star In 'The Clouds Of Sils Maria'

7/18/2015 6:50am EDT
Check Out 'The Clouds Of Sils Maria,' Now On DVD, Blu-ray & More
At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous 20 years ago.

But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide.

Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant (Kristen Stewart) to rehearse in Sils Maria; a remote region of the Alps.

A young Hollywood starlet (Chloe Moretz) with a penchant for scandal is to take on the role of Sigrid, and Maria finds herself o...
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Does Marvel Make Ant-Man Cool?

7/17/2015 8:35pm EDT
Ant-Man
I had giant sized hopes for ‘Ant-Man,’ but this film was a series of failed expectations. It had everything going for it – everyman hero Paul Rudd as the lead; hilarious comedienne Judy Greer as a co-star; the hilarious screenwriters of ‘Hot Fuzz’ (Joseph Murray Cornish, Edgar Wright) and ‘Anchorman’ (Adam McKay) on staff; the same production team that oversaw previous Marvel hits - ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘; as well as the most imaginative director possible, Peyton Reed (check out his uber-ironic directing style in ‘Down With Love’). I figured that if anyone could make a one...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - Do You Remember 'Into The Night' From 1985?

7/17/2015 11:30am EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Into The Night'
With the amazing free outdoor screening series titled Cinema Under The Stars: Red Carpet Series in Westwood, California featuring the famed big blockbuster classic Independence Day happening this Monday, July 20 (courtesy of Flicks For Fans and the Westwood Village Improvement Association!) it felt right to feature the underrated work of one of the unsung heroes of that film – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we’re going into the world of Jeff Goldblum and in this particular film a drab world it is. A man with a ho-hum existence gets a bit more excitement than he expected – and th...
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Disneyland Celebrates 60th Anniversary -- Five Must-Know Things About The Theme Park

7/17/2015 11:06am EDT
Happy 60th Anniversary Disneyland! 5 Shocking Things You Didn't
Happy 60th Anniversary Disneyland!

The most magical theme park in the world opened its doors for the first time on July 17, 1955. Sixty years later, the latest incarnation of Walt Disney's Anaheim, Calif. dream escape is unrecognizable compared to when the park first opened during the innocent 1950s.

Here are 5 shocking things you didn't know about opening day at Disneyland:

1. The Price For An Opening Day Ticket Was One Dollar

To enter Disney's magical kingdom, guests had to pay just $1 for entry. The annual salary was also averaged out to be $3,000 a year at that time. With today's ra...
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Watch Richard Gere In 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

7/17/2015 3:43am EDT
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Soon to be married, Sonny (Dev Patel) has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy, posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Grieg).

Evelyn (Judi Dench) and Douglas (Bill Nighy) have joined the Jaipur workforce and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead.

Norman (Ronald Pickup) and Carol (Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship. And Madge (Celia Imrie) juggl...
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Interview: The Dynamic Duo Behind The Doc 'An Honest Liar'

7/16/2015 11:00am EDT
Interview: The Dynamic Duo Behind The Doc 'An Honest Liar' Share
It’s no secret to anyone who read my recent glowing five-star review (click HERE) of the documentary "An Honest Liar" about showman James 'The Amazing' Randi that it's one of the best films of the year. Mixing a magician’s history with a long career debunking those who use the craft to prey on the weak and topping it off with a personal story of hidden truths, "An Honest Liar" is a rare treat indeed – a doc that doesn’t disappoint and delivers. With its arrival on various digital formats (iTunes, Vimeo on Demand, Amazon and Google Play) as well as DVD & Blu-ray with tons of bonus extras, ...
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Check Out Scott Eastwood & Britt Robertson In 'The Longest Ride'

7/16/2015 5:39am EDT
Check Out 'The Longest Ride,' Now On DVD, Blu-ray & More
Ira (Jack Huston) and Ruth (Oona Chaplin), Luke (Scott Eastwood) and Sophia (Britt Robertson) - two couples separated by time and age - have little in common until a series of unexpected events are set in motion and their lives become intertwined.

Luke, a former champion bull rider, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City's art world, have begun an unlikely new romance.

As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, they make an unexpected and fateful connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his bel...
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Adam Goldberg Talks TV Land's 'The Jim Gaffigan Show'

7/15/2015 2:04pm EDT
Adam Goldberg
Tonight, you'll be able to catch Adam Goldberg back on television as the co-star of TV Land's The Jim Gaffigan Show. What you might not know is that he also is the star, co-writer and director behind the film No Way Jose, which just arrived last week. We caught up with Adam recently to talk about both projects.

On The Jim Gaffigan Show, he plays Dave Marks, Jim's best friend. In the first season, fans will see moments such as Jim performing at Dave's mother's charity benefit, and Dave going on a date with Jim's wife Jeannie's sister, so there are a lot of laughs ahead. But to hear Adam tel...
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