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MOVIE REVIEWS: PARENTAL GUIDANCE

December 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Reviews for Parental Guidance, starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, are somewhat more positive than those for The Guilt Trip, starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen, which preceded it by four days. Manohla Dargis in the New York Times observes, “There are smiles and tears, love and affirmations, a few funny jokes and a lot […]

OSCAR COMEDY WRITER VILANCH FAULTS FRANCO; FRANCO FAULTS BACK

March 22, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Bruce Vilanch, who has written jokes for the hosts of countless awards shows for 20 years, has criticized James Franco for not taking his role as host of this year’s Oscars telecast seriously. In an interview with New York magazine’s Vulture blog, Vilanch joked that he suspects Franco took a nap. “I have to call […]