POST PUBLISHED INMay, 2012
May 31st, 201201:59 AM ETWhat to Expect When You’re Expecting takes the title of a best-selling non-fiction primer on pregnancy and slaps it on to a generic movie about making babies. Like many of the ensemble cast films such as New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day, the hope is that by crowding the screen with a wide assortment of relatable types, everyone wi...
May 16th, 201208:55 AM ETAs a child, Johnny Depp wanted to become his television idol, Barnabas Collins, on the daytime soap “Dark Shadows.” Fascinated by the complexity of this cursed vampire who tried to be selective of those he killed, Depp was joined by Tim Burton who was also obsessed with this late 1960’s television series. Now as an accomplished actor and dire...
May 09th, 201211:49 AM ET“The Avengers” is wonderful story-telling. Not only does it bring together the familiar Marvel comic characters, but it does so with witty dialogue and complex plot twists as well. The struggle between good and evil is obvious, yet the characters are not simple. With both the screenplay and direction by Josh Whedon, “The Avengers” benefits ...
May 08th, 201206:34 PM ETLike the Hulk, The Avengers, directed by the imaginative Joss Whedon, has smashed all previous weekend box-office records, hauling in over $200M in just three days. So what is it about these kinds of films that draws people to see them over and over? Part of it is the sheer spectacle of it all, some of it is star power – and piggy-backing onto he...
May 03rd, 201203:48 AM ETRemember when romantic commitment was followed by a ring, a date, a wedding, a house, kids, and a choice to act in a loving way toward the beloved every day until death parted the lovers? If you don’t, you have probably spent the last ten years or so watching Hollywood’s version of “the love story.” This week, three romantic tales are in th...
May 02nd, 201201:26 AM ETSteve Harvey wrote his best-selling book “Act Like a Woman, Think Like A Man” in 2009 to share his experiences and wisdom on relationships. In bringing his advice to the big screen, Harvey partnered with screenwriters Keith Merryman and David A. Newman who wrote the dialogue for the explicit and sometimes vulgar “Friends with Benefits.” As ...
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