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04.26.2013 | | Posted at 10:25 AM

Colin Firth’s Midlife Crisis Movie

By David Luhrssen
  With an empty heart and his spirit ebbing away, Wallace Avery is middle-aged and in mid-life crisis. For $3,000 he purchases a new identity, complete with the Social Security number of a recently deceased man called Anthony Newman, and lights off into dreamland. He tells everyone he’s gone camping—a trip from which he plans to never return as he pursues a goal that had always...
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Matt Damon, Emily Blunt star in Philip K. Dick adaptation

Philip K. Dick was a prolific author who saw the shadowy hands behind the...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009

Emily Blunt plays royalty in grand, tragic romance

Queen Victoria was withdrawn and forbidding in old age, her name synonymous with the prevailing, late-19th-century posture of moral Puritanism and stuffy behavior. But in her youth she was regarded as a romantic figure, the storybook princess in a grand and tragic love story. The Young Victoria depicts that romance, the consuming passion between the beautiful queen and her handsome consort...