In ABC’s new Wednesday-night drama STUMPTOWN, adapted from Greg Rucka’s graphic novels, Cobie Smulders stars as Dex Parios. Dex is a bartender turned novice but tough private investigator operating in Portland, Oregon. (Portland is known as Stumptown due to its origins as a logging camp.) Michael Ealy plays Portland police detective Miles Hoffman, who doesn’t quite know what to make of his rule-breaking new acquaintance, especially when she shows up at his home late at night for no-strings sex. Ealy, originally from Maryland, is no stranger to playing law enforcement personnel, including series leads as an undercover FBI agent in […]Read On »
Rating: PG Stars (voices): Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, Zoe Kravitz, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicolas Cage, Kathryn Hahn, Liev Schreiber, Chris Pine Writers: Phil Lord & Rodney Rothman, story by Phil Lord, based on characters created by Brian Michael Bendis & Sara Picelli, Steve Ditko & Stan Lee, David Hine and Fabrice Sapolsky Director: Bob Persichetti & Peter Ramsey & Rodney Rothman Distributor: Sony/Columbia/Marvel Release Date: December 14, 2018 Even for the possibly slightly SPIDER-MAN-weary amongst us (seriously, how many times can this specific superhero franchise be sequelized/rebooted […]Read On »
Rating: PG-13 Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, BD Wong, Judy Greer Writers: Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Colin Trevorrow & Derek Connolly, story by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, based on characters created by Michael Crichton Director: Colin Trevorrow Distributor: Universal Release Date: June 12, 2015 There is a fair amount that is right with JURASSIC WORLD, starting with the excellent rendering of its main attraction, the dinosaurs. Animatronic and digital technology have both come a long way since the original 1993 JURASSIC PARK, which at […]Read On »
Columbia Pictures recently held the premiere of 21 JUMP STREET at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Taken after the television show (1987-1991) of the same name, which starred Johnny Depp, Holly Robinson Peete (who stars in the film), Dustin Nguyen, Peter DeLuise and Richard Grieco. The film version has the same premise; two young looking guys from the police force go undercover in a local high school to investigate a drug ring. Walking the red carpet with 21 JUMP STREET written on it were the stars of the film, which included: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Justin Hires, […]Read On »
Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Damon Wayans, Jr. (pilot), Lamorne Morris (post-pilot), Hannah Simone Writer: Elizabeth Meriwether, series created by Elizabeth Meriwether Director: Jake Kasdan Network: Fox, Tuesdays @ 9 PM Original Telecast: September 20, 2011 How one reacts to NEW GIRL depends in large part on how one reacts to its leading lady Zooey Deschanel. Deschanel (sister of BONES’ Emily Deschanel) is adorable in the way that kittens and bunnies are adorable. This is not to say there is anything infantile about her – Deschanel is bright and funny and sexy in a perfectly grown-up way – but […]Read On »
Now that Fox has announced all of its new Fall 2011 series, it’s time to get a sneak peak first look at them. ALLEN GREGORY is a new animated series that follows a pretentious 7-year old voiced by Jonah Hill. The show will air Sunday nights at 8:30 . Check out the trailer below. When he looks in the mirror, ALLEN GREGORY DE LONGPRE (Jonah Hill, “Superbad,” “Get Him to the Greek”) doesn’t see a child. He sees a young man who is intelligent, sophisticated, worldly, artistic and romantic – characteristics he inherited from his doting father, RICHARD (French Stewart, […]Read On »
Now that Fox has announced all of its new Fall 2011 series, it’s time to get a sneak peak first look at them. Zooey Deschanel stars in NEW GIRL (working title), a new comedy about a girl trying to find herself after a bad break-up who decides to move in with three guys. The show will air Tuesday nights at 9:00 . Check out the trailer below. NEW GIRL comes from from Liz Meriwether (“No Strings Attached”) and follows JESS DAY (Zooey Deschanel, “(500) Days of Summer”), an offbeat and adorable girl in her late 20s who, after a bad […]Read On »
Sometimes there is no accounting for what turns people on, let alone what people think will turn other people on. Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher are, together and separately, talented and attractive, and there’s nothing really offensive about their romantic comedy NO STRINGS ATTACHED. True, it defies logic and credibility in several major ways and its tone manages to be bland yet inconsistent, but it’s not mean-spirited, which gives it some points.