Daily Archives: November 2, 2013

Might Joe Cornish direct the next “Star Trek” film?

The director of the streetwise Brit creature feature “Attack the Block” is being considered by Paramount as director of the next “Star Trek” movie? Having interviewed Mr. Cornish and found him amusing, We are intrigued. Advertisements

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Next Interview: Got questions for Will Forte?

A classic comedian’s rise to stardom — standup to Groundlings to writing to SNL to guest spots on “30 Rock,” “How I Met Your Mother” to scene-stealing turns in movies. But in “Nebraska,” Will Forte is both funny and thoughtful, … Continue reading

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Box Office: “Ender’s Game” has big, not huge Friday — a $30 million weekend?

The Thursday night opening numbers for the sci-fi film of Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game” were on a par with “Bad Grandpa’s.” And it’s Friday looks to have pushed it to around $9.9 million. That adds up to a $30 … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Best Man Down”

The Minnesota couple’s Phoenix wedding would be perfect — all the friends and relatives gathered, a lovely hotel, a beautiful bride, love in the air.But the best man, the aptly-named “Lumpy” (Tyler Labine), is out of control — binge drinking, … Continue reading

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Jason Bateman Directs! He and Kidman will star in “The Family Fang”

Jason Bateman has made noise about moving into the director’s chair on a film set for years. But who would have guessed he’d get to do it with an edgy David Lindsay-Abaire script? DLA wrote “Rabbit Hole,” a serenely sad … Continue reading

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Redford, Nolte and…Larry “Borat” Charles take “A Walk in the Woods”?

The hirsute director of mockumentaries and whatever Sacha Baron Cohen dreams up has signed on to direct the film of Bill Bryson’s middle-aged men hiking the Appalachian Trail comedy. Since Robert Redford, who was excited to be doing a comedy … Continue reading

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