Movie Review: SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE movie poster | ©2018 Sony/Columbia/Marvel

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 »

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Movie Review: THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU movie poster | ©2014 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard, Debra Monk, Ben Schwartz Writer: Jonathan Tropper, based on his novel Director: Shawn Levy Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: September 19, 2014 There are some outstanding performances in THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, which elevates the movie into something actually watchable, as opposed to a couple of good moments interspersed with scenes meant to be funnier or more affecting. The set-up is this: Mort Altman has died. His widow, the formidable therapist and best-selling author Hillary […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the WANDERLUST World Premiere

Jennifer Aniston at the World Premiere of WANDERLUST | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Universal Pictures held the World Premiere for WANDERLUST on February 16th at the Regency Theater in Westwood. The movie stars Jennifer Aniston as Linda and Paul Rudd as George. After George gets fired, they leave Manhattan to move in with his brother Rick (Ken Marino) in Atlanta. When they discover that is not working out they decide to head out and by accident turn into a rural commune, where free love rules and decide to stay. Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which include: Paul Rudd (also a Producer), Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Malin Akerman, Kathryn […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: FREE AGENTS helmer Todd Holland on the new NBC comedy series

Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn in FREE AGENTS | ©2011 NBC

In NBC’s Wed. 8:30 PM half-hour comedy FREE AGENTS, adapted from a British series of the same name (which airs Saturdays on BBC America), Hank Azaria plays Alex, who is absolutely miserable about his divorce. His friend Helen, played by Kathryn Hahn, is still reeling from the death of her fiancé. Alex and Helen wind up sleeping together, which Alex thinks might be a good first step, but Helen considers it disastrous, particularly because they both work together at a corporate PR firm. Todd Holland, a producer/director who famously shepherded MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, serves as the directing executive producer […]Read On »

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TV Review: FREE AGENTS – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn in FREE AGENTS - Season 1 - "Pilot" | ©2011 NBC/Mitchell Haaseth

Stars: Hank Azaria, Kathryn Hahn, Mo Mandel, Al Madrigal, Natasha Leggero, Anthony Head, Joe Lo Truglio Writers: John Enbom & Chris Niel Director: Todd Holland Network: NBC, Wednesdays @ 9:30 PM Airdate: September 14, 2011 The U.S.networks continually make American versions of shows that do well in their home countries, with Great Britain being a favorite venue for acquiring fare for adaptation. On the successful end, there’s THE OFFICE. On the other end, there’s COUPLING. FREE AGENTS is somewhere on this scale, but it starts out with a lot of promise. Not only does it have a great cast, led […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos: From the World Premiere and AFI Benefit Screening of HOW DO YOU KNOW

Jack Nicholson at the World Premiere and AFI Benefit Screening of HOW DO YOU KNOW | © 2010 Sue Schneider

Columbia Pictures’ held the World Premiere and AFI Benefit Screening of HOW DO YOU KNOW recently at the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood. HOW DO YOU KNOW is written and directed by James L. Brooks and is a romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon as Lisa who finds herself in a love triangle with a major league baseball player Matty (Owen Wilson) and a well-meaning George (Paul Rudd) who is accused of a financial crime he didn’t commit. Jack Nicholson stars as Charles, George’s father. Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, […]Read On »

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