A pair of romantic comedies highlight the home entertainment releases this week. At one end of the spectrum is the low-key but thoroughly entertaining indie ‘Beginners,’ a funny and sad tale of a commitment-phobic young man whose father comes out of the closet in his 70s just before being diagnosed with terminal cancer. At the other end is the lackluster ‘Larry Crowne,’ a star-studded studio production about a middle-aged man… Continue reading New on DVD and Blu-ray, Week of Nov. 15: 'Beginners,' 'Larry Crowne,' 'My Fair Lady' and 'West Side Story'
Here’s a pop quiz that Universal would probably like moviegoers to take: What did you know about ‘Larry Crowne,’ besides the fact that it stars Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts? Anything? Why wasn’t their combined star power enough to get you to go see it when it opened this past weekend? What else would it have taken to persuade you to go see it?
The romantic comedy, which Hanks also directed… Continue reading Why Did 'Larry Crowne' Fizzle at the Box Office?
Do stars get any bigger than Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts? This dream team are together again (they starred in 2007’s ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’) in the new film ‘Larry Crowne’ which opens this Friday. We were lucky enough to sit down with the pair to talk about the film, whether or not Roberts knows her ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Wars,’ George Takei’s amazing role and riding around Burbank… Continue reading Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks Talk Starting Over in 'Larry Crowne' (VIDEO)