He cemented an enduring reputation as a novelist, short story writer, humorist and essayist, but Mark Twain never cracked the challenge of becoming a playwright, despite multiple stabs.
Money fever has been a growing theme in Mainland Chinese cinema over the past decade or so, but it's hitched to an unusually well-constructed script in "Crazy Lottery," a black comedy of avarice and…
Tyro scribe-helmer Mark Mahon endlessly piles old boxing-pic cliches atop one another with the earnestness of one who believes he invented the genre.
Remarkably eerie yet annoyingly larded with cheap horror-film shock effects, "I Am Legend" stands as an effective but also irksome adaptation of Richard Matheson's classic 1954 sci-fi novel.
Even if Conor McPherson weren't so forthcoming about his past in interviews, his plays would likely be identifiable as those of a lapsed Catholic and former alcoholic, wrestling with personal demons…
How can you take a play seriously when its protagonist is a teenage hooker who needs only six months with a caring older man to transform herself into an interior designer? How can you avoid wincing…
There's a lot of sap in this Christmas tree. The self-proclaimed "first African-American ensemble comedy" of the season (despite following November hit "This Christmas"),
Michael Mongillo's modestly clever mockumentary "Being Michael Madsen" could generate smiles of approval among showbiz insiders and media-savvy civilians as homevid and pay-cable fare.
Neither as outrageous nor audacious as its premise might suggest, "Special Needs" is a fitfully funny but mostly toothless satire of reality television.
Charles Biname's biopic of Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, "the Babe Ruth of hockey," could not be squarer even if it were made during the 1937-1955 era it portrays.
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Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$258.3M Disney 3.68%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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If I Stay
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