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Monday, Dec. 16, 2013
 Loosely based on actual events, this retelling of the Abscam sting of the 1970s is narrated by con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and his girlfriend Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams). She overlooks Irving’s marriage to unstable Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) because she enjoys the
10.23.2013 | | Posted at 10:44 AM

Coming of age comedy out on Blu-ray, DVD

By David Luhrssen
  The “way, way back” is the seat in the tail of a station wagon, facing opposite from the driver and other passengers. It’s a good metaphore for Duncan, the awkward adolescent protagonist of The Way, Way Back, a favorite at this years Sundance festival and out now on Blu-ray and DVD. Summer vacation is the time when teens come of age: it’s a familiar theme in movies and...
Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sam Rockwell steals Sundance’s coming-of-age comedy

 Summer vacation is the time when teens come of age: it’s a familiar theme in movies and for good reason. Teenagers often have life-altering summers, sometimes in the aftermath of high school graduation and
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
 Steve Carell returns as Gru, a master criminal who is determined to go straight in the wake of adopting three charming young girls. While attempting to start his own jam-making company, Gru is recruited to the anti-villain
Thursday, March 14, 2013
  The Israeli secret service is justifiably known for its James Bond gadgets as well as its long reach. In the Oscar-nominated documentary The Gatekeepers, six former chiefs of Shin Bet are interviewed and discuss the frustrations of their job. After 1967, when Israel overran the Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza, Israel's
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010

Steve Carell, Paul Rudd’s winning corporate comedy

In Billy Wilder’s classic film The Apartment, Jack Lemmon played a junior executive whose advancement was keyed to loaning out his rooms to an ice-hearted boss for nocturnal...
06.20.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Would you believe they finally got around to making �Get Smart� into a movie? Would you believe they tried it once before? Well, scarcely anyone remembers The Nude Bomb (1980), starring Don Adams as Maxwell Smart, the bumbling spy struggling to make the world safe for democracy. Adams played Smart in the 1960s series but no one was interested in seeing a remake of the spy spoof only 10 y...