Nailing it in romantic comedy ‘Accidental Love’

“Accidental Love” is a wacky comedy with an underlying theme of health care, starring Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhall, James Marsden, Catherine Keener, Kirstie Alley, Tracy Morgan and Malinda Williams. Alice Eckle (Biel), a somewhat naïve roller-skating waitress in a small Indiana town, is about to get engaged to her trooper boyfriend, Scott (Marsden). At theContinue reading “Nailing it in romantic comedy ‘Accidental Love’”

‘The Revenant’ U.S. box-office opening edges out ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

With multiple wins at the recent Golden Globes and major nominations in the upcoming 88th Academy Awards, film “The Revenant” starring Leonardo DiCaprio directed by Academy Award winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu is fiercely strong at the (U.S.) box-office with an incredible opening (Friday, Jan. 8) of $14.4 million, edging out “Star Wars: The Force Awakens’”Continue reading “‘The Revenant’ U.S. box-office opening edges out ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’”

John Travolta joins new young hitmen in ‘Criminal Activities’

John Travolta stars with young talented actors Michael Pitt, Dan Stevens, Christopher Abbott and Rob Brown in the dark comedic crime thriller “Criminal Activities” where a group of friends gets accidentally involved with a mobster’s shady business after borrowing money. When four young guys who reunite at an ex-classmate’s funeral, one mentions to the othersContinue reading “John Travolta joins new young hitmen in ‘Criminal Activities’”

WATCH: Bunny cop tries to crack case in new ‘Zootopia’ trailer

Disney has released a new, energetic trailer for the studio’s new film, “Zootopia” which may be viewed below. “Zootopia” is directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “Lilo & Stitch”). The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other.Continue reading “WATCH: Bunny cop tries to crack case in new ‘Zootopia’ trailer”

Latino actor guns for people’s votes in ‘Our Brand is Crisis’

In Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Our Brand is Crisis,” front and center of the election chaos stands presidential candidate and veteran politico Castillo, who sees his consultants (led by Sandra Bullock’s Jane Bodine) as a necessary evil, and whose mix of charm, pride and privilege is deftly captured by Portuguese actor Joaquim de Almeida (“Fast Five”).Continue reading “Latino actor guns for people’s votes in ‘Our Brand is Crisis’”

Melissa Bergland weighs in on being ‘Relatively Happy’

You may have seen Melissa Bergland in the 2nd Avenue series “Winners & Losers” (from Seven Networks). She plays the character of plus-sized ‘Jenny Gross’ with her cherry-red hair and cat-eye glasses. Born in Adelaide, Australia, she has come a long way from down under but nonetheless, Bergland says she will not be shamed intoContinue reading “Melissa Bergland weighs in on being ‘Relatively Happy’”

‘In the Heart of the Sea’ explores true story behind Moby-Dick

It is one of the greatest seafaring tales of all time: the Nantucket whaling ship Essex was attacked by a leviathan—a white whale of singular size and intent—leaving only a few of its crew to overcome near-impossible odds and live to recount their experience. But in the almost 200 years since that harrowing voyage, theContinue reading “‘In the Heart of the Sea’ explores true story behind Moby-Dick”