Runner Runner: Let the Chips Fall Where They May

by Angel Cohn October 4, 2013 6:00 am
<I>Runner Runner</I>: Let the Chips Fall Where They May

If you are looking for something thought-provoking and original to see this weekend, your best option would probably be Gravity. But if you just want a fast-paced slick film with some fight scenes and a lot of shots of people pretty people gambling, then Runner Runner is for you.

Hit & Run: Baby, He Can Drive Her Car

by Ethan Alter August 22, 2012 2:13 pm
<i>Hit & Run</i>: Baby, He Can Drive Her Car

You can count the number of current real-life couples who make believable big-screen lovers on one hand. There's The Amazing Spider-Man's Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield (although they started dating well after the movie wrapped), Vicky Christina Barcelona's Penénolpe Cruz and Javier Bardem and, until recently anyway, Twilight teammates Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. To this extremely short list you can now add Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, the affianced duo at the center of the new action comedy Hit & Run, which Shepard also wrote and co-directed with David Palmer.

My Bruno Review: It’s Complicated

by Mindy Monez July 9, 2009 11:24 am
My <I>Bruno</I> Review: It’s Complicated My feelings about Bruno are very complicated, and to try and condense my opinions about the movie in a few paragraphs is going to be a challenge. But I can tell you that if the goal of this documentary was simply to provoke discussion, it's wildly successful in its attempts. First of all, Sacha Baron Cohen is the bravest person I've ever seen. He puts volatile people in the most confrontational situations imaginable, throwing their worst nightmares in their faces with no mercy, and he never breaks character. He's masterful, like a samurai of conflict, and it's unremittingly impressive. But here's the thing about Bruno: it's a fearless and undeniably successful skewering of bigotry and evil at times, but often it's just a bunch of ridiculous pranks that I would argue don't really say anything conclusive about its subjects.

I Want My DVD: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

by Ethan Alter January 14, 2014 6:00 am
I Want My DVD: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Vin Diesel's Riddick rides to the rescue again.

I Want My DVD: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

by Ethan Alter January 7, 2014 6:00 am
I Want My DVD: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ben Affleck is a rebel rebel in Runner Runner

I Want My DVD: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

by Ethan Alter May 14, 2013 9:59 am
I Want My DVD: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Want more bang for your DVD buck? Cloud Atlas offers six movies in one.

I Want My VOD: Syrup

by Ethan Alter May 9, 2013 9:09 am
I Want My VOD: <i>Syrup</i>

May's VOD offerings lead off with the corporate satire, Syrup, starring Amber Heard.

I Want My DVD: Tuesday, January 8, 2012

by Ethan Alter January 8, 2013 6:00 am
I Want My DVD: Tuesday, January 8, 2012

"Stallone's not the law! I am the law!"

I Want My DVD: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

by Ethan Alter October 23, 2012 6:00 am
I Want My DVD: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Uncle Sam urges you to do your patriotic duty and see Magic Mike.

Indie Snapshot: Take This Waltz

by Ethan Alter July 13, 2012 6:00 am
Indie Snapshot: <i>Take This Waltz</i>

A slow weekend at the multiplex gives you time to catch up with some of the indie features -- like Sarah Polley's Take This Waltz -- currently playing at an art house or video on demand service near you.

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