Archive for 'Films/Theater'

Braff’s ‘Wish I Was Here’ a Moving Look at Family Life

Braff’s ‘Wish I Was Here’ a Moving Look at Family Life

The long awaited follow up to the critically acclaimed "Garden State," which Braff also directed, finally comes to light with "Wish I Was Here" (R), a sometimes emotional and sometimes funny dramedy about the crossroads [...]

The Uncomfortable and Compelling ‘Palo Alto’

The Uncomfortable and Compelling ‘Palo Alto’

"Palo Alto" may feature the name James Franco on the marquee, but in reality his role is more in the background, overshadowed by far more disturbing facets which come to light. It's Emma Roberts and [...]

The Real ‘Walk of Shame’ Is to the Theater

The Real ‘Walk of Shame’ Is to the Theater

The concept is funny. Elizabeth Banks is funny. Then why did 'Walk of Shame' fall so damn flat? Not even the good looks of James Marsden could save this one. And it's [...]

Kristen Wiig Hosts Screening of “Hateship Loveship” and Q&A at 92Y

Kristen Wiig Hosts Screening of “Hateship Loveship” and Q&A at 92Y

On Thursday night, Kristen Wiig and Director Liza Johnson showcased their new film "Hateship Loveship" as part of 92Y's 'Reel Series' and participated with a Q&A with moderator Annette Insdorf. [...]

‘Julio Chavez’ Fails to Inspire Like The Man Himself

‘Julio Chavez’ Fails to Inspire Like The Man Himself

"Cesar Chavez" (PG-13) the film, while revealing the man's ability to motivate and show courage in the face of true danger, often moves far too quickly for the naturally slow-building story, one that true to history [...]

Jason Bateman’s ‘Bad Words’ is Really Funny

Jason Bateman’s ‘Bad Words’ is Really Funny

"Bad Boys" (R) starring Jason Bateman tells a hilarious tale of a 40 year old man, with unclear motives, hell bent on winning a children's national Spelling Bee championship. And better yet, the film is [...]

Jake Gyllenhaal’s ‘Enemy’ is Unusually Captivating

Jake Gyllenhaal’s ‘Enemy’ is Unusually Captivating

Read our review of Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Enemy,' opening in New York City on March 14th. Though the film is well acted and highly unusual, it is often difficult to make sense of at times. [...]

Anchorman 2 and the Peril of the Sequel

Anchorman 2 and the Peril of the Sequel

Ron Burgundy and company head to New York City. LocalBozo.com's Jane Van Arsdale details why "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" falls shy of our lofty expectations. [...]

Enough Said: A LocalBozo.com Movie Review

Enough Said: A LocalBozo.com Movie Review

Nicole Holofcener’s latest feature, “Enough Said,” starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the late James Gandolfini, is a touching romantic comedy that is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. Read more in our film review. [...]

The World’s End: A LocalBozo.com Movie Review

The World’s End: A LocalBozo.com Movie Review

With the cult classics "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz" firmly under their belts it was only fitting to finish the 'Cornetto Trilogy' up with a film that is different yet equally as satisfying as [...]