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Screening for Showtime's 'The Affair'

Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Julia Goldani Telles - Screening for Showtime's 'The Affair' at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at Samuel Goldwyn Theater at AMPAS - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Wednesday 6th May 2015

Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Julia Goldani Telles
Joshua Jackson, Sarah Treem, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney, Julia Goldani Telles and Jeffrey Reiner
Ruth Wilson
Ruth Wilson
Ruth Wilson

Penny Dreadful Season 2 World Theatrical Premiere

Maura Tierney - Penny Dreadful Season 2 World Theatrical Premiere at TIFF Bell Lightbox. - Toronto, Canada - Wednesday 22nd April 2015

David Nevins and Maura Tierney
Maura Tierney

16th Annual InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globe afterparty

Julia Goldani Telles, Dominic West and Maura Tierney - 16th Annual InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globe afterparty - Arrivals at Beverly Hilton Hotel, Golden Globe - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 12th January 2015

Julia Goldani Telles, Dominic West and Maura Tierney
Julia Goldani Telles, Dominic West and Maura Tierney

72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

Maura Tierney - A host of stars were photographed as they took to the red carpet at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards which were held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 11th January 2015

It's Only A Play Opening Night - Arrivals

Maura Tierney - Snaps of the stars as they arrived at the opening night party for 'It's Only A Play' held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York, New York, United States - Thursday 9th October 2014

The Go-Getter Review

Unless you're a Star Wars nerd, you've probably never set eyes on Martin Hynes. Nine years ago, Hynes played a young George Lucas in George Lucas in Love, a smart comedy short that offered the supposition that the grand lord of geekdom got his inspiration for the classic trilogy from classmates at a Los Angeles college. Since its release, it has garnered a cult classic status while its director went on to direct limp teen comedies Sleepover and Sydney White. As for Hynes, he became a screenwriter for several unrealized properties and ended up writing the first draft of Stealing Harvard, the thankfully-forgotten Tom Green comedy.

Six years after his Harvard cred, Hynes seems to have returned to more fertile and vital ground with The Go-Getter, his second full-length film and a minor hit at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Hynes, who also wrote the film, never shows up on screen but the nerdy impresario he embodied years ago can be seen in the guise of Mercer White (Lou Taylor Pucci), a high-school dropout who takes to the road with a stolen car not long after his mother's death. Initially, Mercer's voyage has two goals: to find and inform his half-brother Arlen (Jsu Garcia) of their mother's death, and to get all sweaty-like with Joely (Jena Malone), a thong-sporting, middle-school crush of Mercer's.

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Semi-Pro Review

Will Ferrell hasn't run out of sports to exploit in the name of comedy, but if Semi-Pro is any indication, he has run out of original ideas.

The funnyman's stable of petulant and grossly overconfident buffoons grows with the addition of Jackie Moon, owner, coach, and starting power forward for the Flint Tropics, a fictional ABA basketball squad hoping to survive the 1976 merger with the NBA.

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Diggers Review

Listless clam diggers in 1970s Long Island... sounds like a recipe for comedy, right?

I'm not sure what director Katherine Dieckmann (best known as an R.E.M. video director) thought she was grabbing hold of here, but this melodrama (tinged with cheap gags) is all atmosphere, broad Lawn Guyland accents, and jokes at the expense of Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford. Even the "crying Indian" makes an appearance.

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Insomnia (2002) Review

Director Christopher Nolan, the auteur behind the masterful Memento, has made an odd choice for a follow-up, choosing to remake the Norwegian film Insomnia, which starred Stellan Skarsgård as a troubled cop investigating a murder north of the Arctic Circle, where the sun never sets. Nolan has kept the story intact, moving it 'round the Circle from Norway to Alaska, putting monster stars Al Pacino and Robin Williams in the lead roles... and telling the whole story backwards!

Okay, I'm joking about the backwards part, but to tell you the truth, this retread could have used it. It certainly needs a lot more than Pacino's overacting and cinematographer Wally Pfister's mood lighting to be watchable.

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Oxygen Review

Passable thriller about a psycho escape artist who buries a woman alive and screws with the head of the cop on the case. Cinemax late night at its best.

Welcome to Mooseport Review

If you thought the issues that plagued Florida voters during the last Presidential election were a bit unbelievable, then welcome to Mooseport - a coastal Maine town where electing a mayor is more difficult than counting hanging chads. In this film, an "election" means finding the most qualified person to decide the "tough" issues like where a stop sign should be placed or who should date the town veterinarian.

Enter former President Monroe Cole (Gene Hackman). He's the most liked President since JFK, and he has decided to make Mooseport his retirement haven. Not that he has much of a choice since his ex-wife, the former First Lady, has nearly cleaned him dry in a nasty divorce. Mooseport is also going through a crisis. The mayor has recently died, and the troubled city council cannot find anyone willing to run for office. With President Cole now living in town, the city council sees him as the answer to their prayers, and after enough of their pressure, Cole enters the race for no other reason than to keep his last possession: his vacation home.

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Melvin Goes to Dinner Review

It's My Dinner With Andre and a Couple of His Friends. Bob Odenkirk's slacker version of the classic "talking around the table" drama is suprisingly stolen not by the titular Melvin but by his confused pal Joey (Matt Price), whose tale of a near-miss infidelity trumps anything else in the movie. The rest of the time it's a not-quite-believable riff on sex and other tawdry matters clearly torn from the theater -- with some memorable cutaways to the likes of an "insane" Jack Black seeking mental help.

Primary Colors Review

A more timely film would be difficult to imagine. Mike Nichols' highly anticipated -- and thinly veiled -- homage to the Clinton presidential campaign recently hit theaters, and it's worth a look. While the first half is an immensely funny jab at the political campaigning process, and Travolta and Thompson do a bang-up job as Bill and Hilary, you could probably leave when Clinton's... er... Stanton's opponent has a heart attack. The unfortunate second half of Primary Colors gives us an overwrought morality play about political mudslinging, and adds unnecessarily to an already overlong film. Overall, it's definitely worth a look, but don't expect any great insights into the workings of the system... or the workings of Clinton's mind.

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Instinct Review

Hannibal Lecter, meet Tarzan, Lord of the Apes.

Sad but true, that's all it takes to boil down Instinct, a curious blend of thriller and feel-good prison movie that manages to somehow be neither.

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Forces of Nature Review

Any time you go to see a romantic comedy with big budget stars and a promo tagline like, "He went from the eye of the storm into the arms of a hurricane," you have to be a little scared. After all, for every When Harry Met Sally..., there are a dozen While You Were Sleeping's, and the worst part is that the bad ones always seem to make more money.

Surprisingly, my fears about sitting through Forces of Nature were unfounded and alleviated pretty quickly. Forces of Nature is basically Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, except that John Candy has been replaced with Sandra Bullock, Steve Martin is now Ben Affleck on his way to get married, and instead of hating his travelling companion, Ben is falling in love with her. With a set-up like this, you have to be especially worried, because Hollywood thrives on taking totally unrealistic premises and turning them into trite, sentimental, and naive romantic comedies with unrealistic happy endings. The reason this romantic comedy is pulled off, despite such an unrealistic premise though, is that the plot is actually somewhat darker an more honest than that of you typical popcorn movie. Additionally, the more unrealistic moments are played for laughs and not tears.

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