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ACT OF VALOR TRIUMPHS IN BOX-OFFICE BATTLE

February 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Act of Valor, a movie that started out as a training film, which stars Navy SEALs playing Navy SEALs, was victorious at the weekend theater(s) of operations, seizing an estimated $24.7 million from moviegoers, more than twice what it cost to produce. Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds opened in second place with about $16 million, the […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: WANDERLUST

February 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Critics always seem to have adulatory comments to express about Jennifer Aniston’s performances, even while castigating the makers of most of the films in which she has appeared. Such is the case with her latest one, Wanderlust, in which she stars with Paul Rudd. Aniston, writes Lou Lumenick in the New York Post “thrives in […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: OUR IDIOT BROTHER

August 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With a title like Our Idiot Brother, you’d expect the critics would have had their knives out for it. If they had, they’ve put them away. And many are crediting star Paul Rudd and director Jesse Peretz for lifting a film with what they regard as a so-so plot out of mediocrity. Betsy Sharkey in […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: HOW DO YOU KNOW

December 17, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

There’s a lot of impressive talent on display in How Do You Know which returns James L. Brooks, famous for such movies as Broadcast News, Terms of Endearment and As Good as It Gets and the TV series The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Simpsons, to his place behind the cameras again. It’s the […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS

July 30, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

The worst thing about Dinner for Schmucks may be its title. Based on a French movie that was released internationally as The Dinner Game, the film is receiving some very decent reviews. A.O. Scott in the New York Times calls it: “an exemplary modern Hollywood comedy. It treads a careful boundary between nasty and sweet, […]