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."
"What Just Happened?" is a good question to ask during this dark comedy/drama of a whirlwind two weeks in the life of a successful Hollywood producer "Ben" (played by Robert DeNiro) whose career is rapidly going downhill.
Love, sex, jealousy, food and murder in the streets and prisons of Brazil are the main issues raised in "Estomago," a surreal ride in an amazing genre-defying film that rewards those who give it a chance.
Male viewers beware; stick to the law, or have someone else's thing stuck up your anus. This seems to be the strongest message that consumes veteran slapstick actor Rob Schneider's directoral debut of "Big Stan," where he pumps out the latest edition of his seemingly unending saga of transformation gigglers.
Not your average boy-meets-girl chick flick, raunchiness meets revulsion meets love in the romantic comedy "My Best Friend's Girl."
Ben Stiller handed them out to cast and crew at the conclusion of a punishing 13-week location shoot as a gesture of thanks, but also contrition: T-shirts that read "I SURVIVED BEN STILLER'S COMEDY DEATH CAMP."
Memories and nostalgia can be both a blessing and a curse, as audiences of Japan's biggest ever manga-inspired blockbuster are soon to find.
On a hot summer afternoon in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, "American Idol" finalist Katharine McPhee talks about her recent switch from singing to acting and boils down her role in "The House Bunny," which opens Friday, to two words: preggie suit.