The writer-director of "In Bruges," the playwright turned filmmaker Martin McDonagh, sells out and makes his first Hollywood film, "Seven Psychopaths," a commentary on selling out. Well, that and Hollywood's obsession with psychopaths. And his own.
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, two comedians who couldn't find the word subtle in the dictionary if you spotted them the first five letters, have come together to take a shot at politics. Ferrell plays ineffective North Carolina Congressman Cam Brady, who appears headed toward another term unopposed until Marty Huggins (Galifianakis) throws his knitted sweater into the ring.
Suburban paranoia can be as funny as it can be dangerous. But in "The Watch," which was renamed from "Neighborhood Watch" to distance itself from the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida, the threat to an ordered Ohio town isn't anything with contemporary resonance. It's just aliens.
In analyzing Sacha Baron Cohen and the array of offbeat characters he's created, it's clear that it's become a matter of diminishing returns.
Directed by John Madden, the film is old-fashioned, safe and resistant to stray from its comfort zone -- like visiting a foreign country and only eating the foods you already know you like.
Film takes a while to get going as it establishes all those characters and back stories, but once there, it seems to have nowhere to go
You probably haven't been lying awake in bed at night wondering whatever became of Stifler and Oz and the rest of the horny kids from the original "American Pie" movie.
"Love in the Buff" (春嬌與志明) is a revelation on the sophistication of romantic relationships in urban Hong Kong and mainland China today.
There's nothing Hollywood likes better than a story with legs, even very short legs, and when the new live-action fairy tale "Mirror Mirror" opens Friday, it will be telling a tale that's been around for about 500 years -- namely, "Snow White," the story of a girl, some bad produce and love triumphant.
Alexander Payne makes movies about men on the brink -- of a nervous breakdown, of personal or professional ruin and, ultimately, maybe even some hard-earned peace. That was true of Matthew Broderick's scheming teacher in "Election," Jack Nicholson's searching retiree in "About Schmidt" and Paul Giamatti's sloppy oenophile in "Sideways," and it's certainly true of George Clooney in "The Descendants."