April 13, 2014 |
Zac Efron promised to strip off his shirt if he won the Best Shirtless Performance award at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, and Rita Ora made sure he followed through. "I don't know what to say," Efron told the crowd after his seriously impressive six-pack ran away with the award for his shirtless scenes in "That Awkward Moment. " British singer Ora ripped open his shirt and Efron, at first shy about flashing the audience, took it all the way off and flexed. The crowd at the Nokia Theater in L.A. went wild.
August 12, 2013 |
In "Prince Avalanche," an artsy loner (Paul Rudd) and an immature doofus (Emile Hirsch) work together to repair roads in the middle of nowhere. Adapted from an Icelandic film, it's a slow and funny drama that director David Gordon Green says splits the difference between his quieter work ("George Washington," "All the Real Girls," "Snow Angels") and more crass studio comedies ("Pineapple Express," "Your Highness," "The Sitter"). At the James Hotel, the 38-year-old filmmaker - who recently completed...
August 6, 2013 |
*** (out of our) Road comedies can go wrong in so many ways. Look at last year's “The Guilt Trip,” which star Seth Rogen essentially has disowned: The characters were crummy travel companions, and broad stabs at humor swung hard and usually missed. As Rogen said, “We shot that movie in the format that plays on airplanes only.” In “We're the Millers,” however, a fake family's wild, drug-smuggling RV excursion becomes occasion for a funny trip with people who are fun to hang with even when they...
June 6, 2013 |
** (out of four) Even without James Franco and Danny McBride threatening to ejaculate all over each other, “This is the End” would be an aggressive, misguided demonstration of self-love. A comedy in which Franco, McBride, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson and more familiar faces play themselves confronting the apocalypse didn't inherently have to be a Hollywood ego-fest. In brief moments, the film (co-directed and co-written by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the scribes behind the awesome “Superbad” and hilarious...
May 31, 2013 |
Dave Franco's a good sport about it, but really, we can all stop asking the actor about his big brother James. He's had enough. “I mean, that happened three years ago,” says the younger Franco, whose new movie “Now You See Me” opened Friday, with a laugh. “More than that. Ten years ago. I love and respect him so much, and when I was first starting out, it would be weird if people weren't drawing the comparisons and mentioning his name every time they brought me up … Maybe two or three years ago, I made a conscious decision to distance...
May 7, 2013 |
Apropos of nothing, Craig Robinson is singing R. Kelly's “I Believe I Can Fly.” The Beverly native best known as Darryl Philbin on “The Office” is in the next room prepping for an interview about “Peeples,” his biggest chance at flying - er, being a leading man. (Actually, first he entered the room saying, “All right, RedEye, baby! Now this is for real.”) Obviously, the higher stakes haven't diminished his personality. When prompted, the die-hard Sox fan doesn't hesitate to revive his rivalry with Illinois native and Cubs...