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Review: It’s Kind of a Funny Story

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — Believe it or not, I’ve actually been institutionalized (albeit for only a short period of time) during one part of my life, which I’d like to call “The Dark Ages,” simply for dramatic effect. Now whether you consider me a sociopath or just another[...]

Under Review: ‘Dinner for Schmucks’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — I just concluded my reading of a several response discussion on the topic of Jay Roach’s “Dinner for Schmucks,” in which the original author stated that the film is “destined to be the meanest movie ever” because he believes that the plot is “just abo[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Due Date’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — What happens when you put Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis in a road trip movie directed by “The Hangover’s” Todd Phillips? Pure comedic genius, if the trailer for “Due Date” is any indication. Peter (Downey) is leaving Atlanta[...]

It’s Kind of a Funny Story: Trailer

— by RACHEL COYNE — If you ever watched “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and thought to yourself, “this movie would be so much better if it were more lighthearted,” then “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” may be the movie for you. Craig (played by Keir Gilchrist) is a depresse[...]

Poster Peek: ‘Dinner for Schmucks’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — I never noticed that Steve Carell and Paul Rudd have the same color eyes. To be fair, it’s not exactly obvious to see the similarity unless you’re looking at the poster for their latest comedy “Dinner for Schmucks.” The poster below is an uncomfortable[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Dinner for Schmucks’

— by RACHEL COYNE — When you first hear the premise for “Dinner for Schmucks” (a remake of the French comedy “Le dîner de cons”), where a group of business executives have a contest to see who can find the biggest moron to bring to dinner, your initial reaction is to think how a[...]

Ready For Another ‘Hangover’?

— by CAM SMITH — I, like many, enjoyed the bejeezus out of last summer’s “The Hangover.” While hardly an innovative concept, it boasted sharp writing, a trio of extremely charismatic actors bouncing off one-another like a well-oiled comedy team and pitch-perfect direction under dir[...]

And the Golden Globe Winners Are …

— by RACHEL COYNE — The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards aired last night, and frankly, they were kind of dull. There were a handful of good quips from host Ricky Gervais, plenty of slams on NBC and pleas to assist Haiti, and a lot of awkward reciting from the teleprompter. Some of the[...]

Under Review: ‘Youth in Revolt’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — In “Youth in Revolt,” the main character, Nick Twisp, is in search of what every high school male in films seems to want: to lose his virginity. But for a Frank Sinatra-loving, awkward teenager, losing his virginity isn’t an easy thing. Nick has the kind[...]

Three Clips from ‘Youth in Revolt’

— by SEAN GERSKI — Michael Cera is really good at playing the socially-awkward nebbish. So good, in fact, that he is in danger of being inescapably stereotyped in the role. In his upcoming movie, “Youth in Revolt,” Cera adds another film to his resume in which he plays this[...]

Under Review: ‘Up in the Air’

— by JASON EAKEN — Jason Reitman is the real thing. Though comparisons to the family patriarch may never go away, he has managed to effortlessly establish himself as his own entity. At 32 years old, he is one of the best filmmakers working today. More impressive than his age, he’s [...]

A Deleted Scene and a Featurette from ‘The Hangover’

— by ROBERT DeFEIS — When someone mentions the movie “The Hangover” to you, what do you think? Well, I think that is was by far the No. 1 comedy of the year and hopefully the DVD won’t disappoint on the extras it should have. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather[...]