Rom-coms used to be a cash cow — and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
Ice cube plays a nobly abusive police officer — for laughs.
Welcome, Best Man Holiday. Black ensemble comedies have been away far too long.
Maggie Carey's debut is full of promise.
It all ends not with a whimper, but a dick joke.
Funny but unlovable, the "wolf pack" returns for round 3.
Like marriage, film is long, aimless and worth it.
What's worse: A movie geared towards kids and teens or the soundtrack to a movie geared towards kids and teens? It's a tough call because both can be pretty awful and uninspired. Sure, Ferris Bueller's Day Off is great and had an excellent soundtrack but let's not fool ourselves: We all sat through ... More >>
In Safety Not Guaranteed and Lola Versus, love doesn't mean an insult to the audience's intelligence.
Last week I told you about the soundtrack for director Wes Anderson's upcoming feature Moonrise Kingdom, which showcases the work of composers Leonard Bernstein and Alexandre Desplat, Benjamin Britten and strange bedfellow Hank Williams Sr. Anderson's films are the most anticipated movies of most ... More >>
The shelf life of Clinton-era nostalgia is tested.
You might be surprised to learn that in 1992 the No. 1 movie in theaters on Valentine's Day was not a romantic comedy. Twenty years ago this week, a film about a pair of rock-obsessed, public-access TV hosts from Aurora, Illinois was released, and would go on to make $121 million at the box office. ... More >>
Can you smell it? Either love is in the air or the Chick-fil-A has started using chicken-scented billboards. Yes, Valentine's Day is coming to give all men night sweats over what to do on the most romantic of the Hallmark holidays. As we were searching around for entertainment suggestions, we were t ... More >>
Drew Barrymore's latest movie, Big Miracle, a stirring tale in which John Krasinski, Ted Danson, Dermot Mulroney and Kristen Bell work to save the lives of two whales, debuts nationwide on February 3. Dinner tables everywhere are already erupting over how cheap and gimmicky it looks, with certain pe ... More >>
For the past two and a half years, Jay and Silent Bob AKA Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes have been producing a podcast featuring disturbing, vulgar and obscene tales of yore. "Jay and Silent Bob Get Old" is something of a traveling circus, taped before a live studio audience across the world, and tonig ... More >>
Acting. You're doing it wrong.Sometimes it's fun to see some of our favorite rappers take on acting roles outside of their music videos. At other times, rappers taking on movie roles can end up being horrible idea. Not every rapper can be a convincing drug dealer like DMX is in Belly. The big ... More >>
I Love You Phillip Morris directors fall short of their own high bar with the sweet but less-than- groundbreaking Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Too much sci-fi, not enough SNL in Paul.
Rocks Off has no idea why Mick Jagger might prefer Performance to Ned Kelly.Over recent years, Rocks Off has been repeatedly surprised by the quality performances of musicians in films. Naturally, there are some duds in the mix; even Mick Jagger himself, who starred in 1970's Ned Kelly, disow ... More >>
Learning to say what you mean and mean what you say in How Do You Know.
Galifianakis steals another Todd Phillips buddy comedy in Due Date.
Maybe the funniest movie you've never seen.I've always said that if I have kids, I'm going to make them hold jobs in two industries while they're in high school or college: retail and restaurant. Your appreciation for the hard, often thankless work these folks do -- and your treatment of them ... More >>
Even though John Hughes had not made a decent movie since 1991's Dutch (missile twisters FTW) when he died one year ago today, the world still mourned the loss of one of the best filmmakers to ever take on the human experience. Hughes may have only dealt with dysfunctional Midwesterners, but ... More >>
Michael Cera: What are we missing here?Maybe it's just a low tolerance for indie-movie tweeness, but we have to admit the charms of Michael Cera largely escape us.Now we freely admit we haven't seen Year One, so there's a chance that our admiration for his subtle comedic skills might yet be awake ... More >>
Just Wright is just wrong.
Up & Down: Life in an elevatorScreenwriter/producer Johnette Duff has been dreaming about the premiere of her new film Up & Down -- literally."I dreamt that nobody woke me up in time for the premiere and so I got there late," she laughingly tells Hair Balls. "Then there were all these sce ... More >>
When I came up with our inaugural list of movie stoners way back in 2009, I knew I was unfortunately ignoring some key characters. After all, pot smokers have a rich cinematic history, dating back to the 1930s, and it was impossible to get everybody in the same bowl, as it were. If you'll re ... More >>
The director behind Clerks and Mallrats makes it big
Omigod, Shes Here!
See the first mockumentary
Wes Andersons career-launching film pays homage to his hometown, our town
Favorite flick of 80s babies follows misfit teens who elude felonious family, treacherous traps and bossy brothers to trek for treasure
Can't get enough of Bill Clinton? Have we got a movie for you.
The hero of this Coen Brothers cult classic is an icon to burnt-out Gen Y-ers
A children's classic gets a much-needed Tune-up