David Cross: ‘Chipwrecked’ Was ‘Unpleasant Experience’

Critics aren’t the only ones who despise the new “Alvin and the Chipmunks” film. One of its stars isn’t a big fan either. During a recent interview with The Playlist, actor David Cross, who has played evil record executive Ian Hawke in all three “Alvin” films, opened up about franchise’s latest installment, “Chipwrecked.” And 20th […]

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Spies Like Us: Oldman, Firth Go Low-Tech for ‘Tinker Tailor’

James Bond had the Aston Martin. Jason Bourne had his cache of guns. And in the new movie “Tinker Tailor Solider Spy,” George Smiley has his glasses. “Spectacles are the Aston Martin to Smiley. They are as important,” said actor Gary Oldman during a November press event for “Tinker Tailor,” in which he stars as […]

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Drake Doremus, Felicity Jones (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)

Felicity Jones, Drake Doremus Talk Love, Hate and Faking It in ‘Like Crazy’

As in real-life relationships, there are three ways of making movie romance work: Loving, hating or faking it. Actress Felicity Jones, who stars in the critically acclaimed romantic drama “Like Crazy,” has become familiar with the formula. “Chemistry is partly created by the actors, but chemistry is also a creation of editing,” the 27-year-old Brit […]

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Gugino, Boreanaz Bring Cinderella Story to Life in ‘Mighty Macs’

In 1972, Hall of Fame basketball coach Cathy Rush did the seemingly impossible when she led the tiny Catholic women’s college Immaculata to the inaugural national basketball championship. “The Mighty Macs,” a Tim Chambers-directed film opening October 21, chronicles Rush’s amazing journey from a housewife who bucked social norms to the leader of the nation’s […]

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‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’: The Cult Film with a Following

Elizabeth Olsen’s poise and confidence shouldn’t have surprised me. As the younger sister of Hollywood’s most famous twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, the 22-year-old actress is no stranger to the cameras, the questions, the attention. Still, somehow, I was caught off guard by how composed the stunning young woman appeared as she sat across from […]

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Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough in 'Footloose' (Paramount)

‘Footloose’ Is Good and Even the Stars are Surprised

The “Footloose” remake is a good movie. Seriously. I couldn’t believe it. Neither could the film’s star, Kenny Wormald. “I was shocked by how much I enjoyed this film,” Wormald told me, his Boston accent giving the statement a certain sincerity, like you know this guy wouldn’t lie to you. The nearly unknown 27-year-old dancer […]

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