Scrooged is one of the best Christmas movies ever made, and it works so well because, next to Bill Murray’s eccentric, off the wall Frank Cross, there’s Karen Allen’s balanced, charming, and hopeful Claire Phillips.
The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man takes a jocular, but unnecessary and one-sided look into the cult of personality that has been built around one of Hollywood’s most elusive and beloved stars.
There’s an inescapable landing between unimpeded childhood and the grown-up world with all of its resident angst and constraint, and it’s often aptly coined as the summer when everything changes. That middle place is Moonrise Kingdom.
New this week on Blu-ray and DVD: Will Ferrell and Tina Fey star in the animated Megamind; Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis take a wild ride together in Due Date; plus a look at Get Low and Total Recall 2070.
Lazy Sunday News is back for 2011 and this week I look at the possible Ghostbusters 3 and Hellboy 3 sequels, those oh-so-lame People’s Choice Awards, a possible Wonder Woman television series that may be coming soon, and a look ahead at Justin Bieber and Glee.
Mitch Glazer’s Passion Play made its Toronto International Film Festival debut at the Ryerson Theatre on Friday, September 10, where stars Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox, and Bill Murray were on hand to meet with the throngs of fans and the media who had waited hours to see the celebrities.
This week, opening at a theatre near you: Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg play mismatched partners in the action-comedy, The Other Guys; the dancers are back again in Step Up 3, which also debuts in 3D; and opening in select theatres, Robert Duvall stars in Get Low as a hermit who wants to attend his own funeral.
Summer is here and whether you’re looking for a funny film to lighten your weekend, or something to keep you amused on a rainy day at the cottage, this week I take a look at 13 classic comedies perfect for the warm days ahead.
Available this week on store shelves: Michael Cera plays a very familiar character in Youth In Revolt; Denzel Washington and Mila Kunis try to survive a barren future in The Book of Eli; and a look at Caddyshack on Blu-ray.
This week on DVD and Blu-ray: a review of Sandra Bullock‘s Oscar-winning performance in The Blind Side; Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal star in the drama, Brothers; George Clooney plays a psychically gifted solider in the offbeat farce, Men Who Stare At Goats; plus a look at the much-praised animated film, Fantastic Mr. Fox.