The timing couldn't have been better for a romantic comedy with a love-among-the-financial-ruins theme to come along. But if you're looking for a welcome mat for "New in Town," you won't find it here.
"The Pink Panther 2" slinks into theaters Friday with all the stealth of a monster truck with a bad muffler or a Howie Mandel game show.
Warning: If you are a little prudish or become easily offended, then don't see this film.
We like Jim Carrey. We like him because he needs to be liked. If we ignore him, he'll just do what he does anyway – flap his jaw, hoist his Chiclet teeth over his lips, emit an aria of squeaks and yawps – and it'll be embarrassing for everyone.
It's no secret that there is big money to be made in the wedding business. Depending on the source, it's a thriving $50-billion- to $75-billion-a-year industry -- enough that if everyone agreed to take a year off, we could personally bail out the auto industry.
"Sexo con Amor (Sex With Love)" is a Chilean comedy about sex and relationships. The film portrays a society in which strict Catholic rules disappear once inside the bedroom or behind closed doors.
An innocuous but haphazard family comedy that seems less crafted for children than dreamed up by a team of them, "Bedtime Stories" is energetic enough to occupy youngsters yet slipshod enough that their parents will wish that a few more adults had been around during filming.
Japan's king of comedy Koki Matani ushers in 2009 with his newest production, "Magic Hour." The story opens with a gangster, played by Satoshi Tsumabuki, caught having an affair with his boss's wife, played by Eri Fukatsu.
"Smart People," written by Mark Jude Poirier and directed by Noam Murrois, is a quirky comedy about the trials and tribulations of a dysfunctional family as it navigates through life in a trancelike state after the death of the mother.
Funnymen in Hollywood often have to turn serious if they want to win recognition for their acting abilities. After being thrown some choice supporting and leading roles in recent years, Steve Carell ("The 40-Year-Old Virgin") plays it straight in "Dan in Real Life."