Ben Stiller at ease with unease: Howell column

Ben Stiller has never been comfortable with the idea of being part of a branded generation, even though he gave his Generation X cohort its own movie with Reality Bites, his 1995 directorial debut. He seems ill at ease even on the poster for that film, standing next to Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke in a business suit and tie, unlike the casual attire More...

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By Pundit001 On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Brad’s Status, Stronger, Beach Rats, Trophy, 47 Meters Down: Reel Brief reviews

Brad’s Status Starring Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jemaine Clement and Mike White. Written and directed by Mike White. Opens Friday at the Varsity. 102 minutes. 14A Has More...

By Pundit001 On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Lego Ninjago Movie is just another brick: review

The Lego Ninjago Movie Animated comedy featuring the voices of Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Kumail Nanjiani, Abbi Jacobson, Michael Pena, Fred Armisen and Zach Woods. Directed by Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher and More...

By Pundit001 On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Seeing a social struggle in a rat tale, and more: Projections column

Rat Film: Not to be confused with the new American indie drama Beach Rats or Morgan Spurlock’s similarly themed Netflix doc Rats, Rat Film may in fact be the boldest entry in this recent surge of vermin-related More...

By Pundit001 On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Battle of the Sexes serving up the back story in winning style: review

Battle of the Sexes Starring Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Sarah Silverman, Andrea Riseborough, Bill Pullman, Elisabeth Shue, Alan Cumming and Austin Stowell. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Opens More...

By Pundit001 On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Anthony Gonzalez survived a long search to be a voice in Pixar's Coco

By Colin CovertMinneapolis Star Tribune Wed., Sept. 20, 2017 Headlining a Pixar film would mark a career high for many. Anthony Gonzalez did it near the start of his working life. Now 12, the Los Angeles More...

By Pundit001 On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Playful Jake Gyllenhaal sees himself in Stronger role

Jake Gyllenhaal laughs and gives the OK to swipe a scented candle from the downtown hotel room during our interview at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month. “Jake said I could.” Tempting, More...

By Pundit001 On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Tabloids: Meghan Markle and Her Majesty

US Cover: Meghan Markle meets the monarch! The Suits star apparently was introduced to Queen Liz and “it went well,” so nobody got beheaded or anything. This comes after Megs and Harry holidayed in Botswana More...

By Pundit001 On Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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Record-breaking It debut paves way for bigger-budget Hollywood horror

LOS ANGELES—There are no sure things in Hollywood, but modestly budgeted horror movies come pretty close. Last weekend took that thinking to new heights as the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s It shattered More...

By Pundit001 On Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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American Assassin a paint-by-numbers payback tale: review

American Assassin Starring Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Scott Adkins, David Suchet and Taylor Kitsch. Directed by Michael Cuesta. Opens Friday at GTA theatres. 112 minutes. 14A Michael Keaton’s More...