Wes Anderson's latest premieres at the Berlin Film Festival.
This Better Be for Credit
I'll list some currently alive siblings (or semi-siblings) and I'll highlight my favorite of each bunch by putting them in boldface. You tell me your own personal faves in these same groupings. Break the rules and you're no sister of mine. Toni Braxton....Her sisters Joey Luft.....Lorna Luft, ... More >>
It's 1965, the rainy end of summer on the rocky, isle-strewn coast of New England. Sam (Jared Gelman), a scrawny, bespectacled outcast with an unusual aptitude for cartography, disappears from the Khaki Scout camp supervised by Scout Master Randy Ward (Edward Norton), absconding with a couple of bed ... More >>
It's getting out of control—hear me out
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
Are you smarter than the average bear? (Or at least the average twink.) Then you'll know I'm truthing when I tell you that Yogi Bear the movie -- in 3D, yet -- is hitting cinemas this Christmas, just in time for the Oscar race, nyuck nyuck. In this slapstick-heavy mix of humans and animatio ... More >>
Don the red cap in Red Hook
Check out the TV rejects of Conan, Ben Stiller, and Judd Apatow
Last week's prediction: Elizabeth Alexander/will.i.am mash-up The Alberta-born Adam Gregory seems to be gunning for that heretofore unknown Owen Wilson-of-country cred--shaggy blond hair, prominent nose, high voice, and the faintest hint that he's secretly ballin' out of control. The "Crazy Days" v ... More >>
Marley & Me, the most popular film in America over the holiday weekend, is an odd take on the contemporary family movie--and not only because Owen Wilson has more chemistry with man's best friend than with co-star Jennifer Aniston. Based on a bestselling nonfiction book (subtitled Life and Love wi ... More >>
Christian Bale looking menacing. from Alternate:Words' flickr photostream. With Shia LaBeouf, Nick Hogan, and Christian Bale all doing shady, career-threatening things lately, it's clearly become the year of the bad boy. Remember last year, when I was on TV every five minutes talking about the tra ... More >>
Tidbits that will make you rise again
Writer's cramp? No, a nonstop stream of diary during the Oscars telecast.
Wes Anderson's road trip tale of brotherly love and hurt stings with the depth (yes, depth) of his whimsy
Frat-Packers Vaughn and Wilson look for booty, find adulthood in hollow but charming comedy
The old man and the sea: Bill Murray weathers a midlife crisis in a dawdling big-fish story
Smart Christian kids and freaky pop pervs rock red states
Don't give up on them baby: Stiller and Wilson resurrect ambiguously gay supercop duo
Wine, Women, and Wong
Wes Anderson's Genius Lessons