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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 and Ruth Wilson
Joshua Jackson, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Julia Goldani Telles
Joshua Jackson, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Julia Goldani Telles
Joshua Jackson, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Julia Goldani Telles
Joshua Jackson, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Julia Goldani Telles

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

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David Nevins and Maura Tierney

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
Julia Goldani Telles, Dominic West and Maura Tierney

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

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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

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Maura Tierney - 6th Annual Blossom Ball benefiting the Endometriosis Foundation of America co-hosted by Padma Lakshmi and Tamer Seckin MD - Arrivals - New York, United States - Friday 7th March 2014

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Maura Tierney - 28th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 5th May 2013

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Maura Tierney - The premiere after party for 'Lucky Guy' held at Gotham Hall - New York City, NY, United States - Monday 1st April 2013

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George C. Wolfe, Maura Tierney, Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari and Deirdre Lovejoy - Premiere of 'Lucky Guy' at the Broadhurst Theatre - Curtain Call - New York City, United States - Monday 1st April 2013

George C. Wolfe, Maura Tierney, Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari and Deirdre Lovejoy
Michael Gaston, Courtney B. Vance, Maura Tierney, Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Deirdre Lovejoy and Danny Mastrogiorgio
Courtney B. Vance, George C. Wolfe and Maura Tierney
Maura Tierney, George C. Wolfe and Tom Hanks
Maura Tierney, Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari
George C. Wolfe, Maura Tierney, Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari and Deirdre Lovejoy

Maura Tierney, Eisa Davis, Vanessa Hudgens, Diane Neal, Seth Green, Taran Killam and Tracie Thoms - Maura Tierney, Eisa Davis, Vanessa Hudgens, Diane Neal, Seth Green, Taran Killam and Tracie Thoms Tuesday 13th November 2012 Curtain Call for Mont Blanc’s 12th Annual production of The 24 Hour Plays, a benefit for Urban Arts Partnership, held at the American Airlines Theatre.

Maura Tierney, Eisa Davis, Vanessa Hudgens, Diane Neal, Seth Green, Taran Killam and Tracie Thoms

Forces Of Nature Review


Very Good
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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Forces Of Nature Review


OK

I just can't figure out what I think about "Forcesof Nature."

The most stylistically creative romantic comedy in recentmemory, at times it's downright experimental with, for instance, two computer-enhancedstorm scenes in which raindrops fall in slow motion while everything elseruns at normal speed.

The film has a distinctive look, with bold photography,unblushing close-ups and a potent, tropical color palette. And Sandra Bullockgives the best performance of her career as an droll, carpe diemkind of girl, living life by the seat of her pants as a way of denyingher damaged-goods background of hard knocks that she can't seem to shake.

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Scotland, Pa Review


Good

It may be an adaptation of one of Shakespeare's most famous dramas, but "Scotland, PA" is anything but deadly serious. It's deliriously funny, fast and loose, accessible to the uninitiated, and full of surprises.

Who'd have thought murder and madness of "Macbeth" could become a black comedy set in a 1970s fast food diner? Who'd have imagined the three witches, who open the play with their ominous predictions, as pothead hippies with a Magic 8-Ball? Or Macduff, the general who swears revenge for his king's murder, as a police lieutenant played with deadpan delight by Christopher Walken? Who could have imagined TV sweetheart Maura Tierney ("Newsradio," "E.R.") would make such a deliciously conniving, yet sympathetically human, bitch-on-wheels Lady Macbeth?

Oh, pardon me. That would be Pat McBeth, wife of the most under-appreciated burger flipper at Duncan's Diner. Joe McBeth (James LeGros) -- "Mac" to his friends -- is a wage slave schmoe with what he thinks is a great lifetime ambition: To pitch his "revolutionary" vision of opening a drive-through window to his boss, who will be so impressed that he'll make Mac his new manager.

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Insomnia Review


Good

After a hit as inventive and novel as last year's narrative-bending "Memento," following up with a remake of something as commonplace as a cop vs. killer cat-and-mouser might seem a step down for director Christopher Nolan. But "Insomnia" was an unusual story before he even got his hands on it.

The 1997 original from Norway starred Stellan Skarsgaard ("The Glass House," "Good Will Hunting") as a detective whose ongoing sleep disorder became a psychological burden while investigating the cryptic murder of a teenage girl above the Arctic Circle, during summer when the sun is up 24 hours a day.

In Nolan's remake, Al Pacino plays the cop as a graying, threadbare detective with still-sharp instincts who has been given an extra bag of metaphorical bricks to carry around: He's in Alaska helping with this murder case until the heat of an ugly Internal Affairs inquiry dies down in his native Los Angeles.

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Instinct Review


Weak

Essentially a formulaic John Grisham drama with shrinks instead of lawyers,"Instinct" is the kind of ostensibly cerebral project that attractsbig talent with challenging central characters, but ultimately never risesto the level of its stars because everything else is pure paint- by- numbers.

It stars Anthony Hopkins as another caged and dangerousgenius (call him Hannibal of the Apes), an asylumed primatologist accusedof murdering a pair of poachers in Rwanda two years after abandoning humanexistence to live among a clan of African mountain gorillas.

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Welcome To Mooseport Review


Bad

"Welcome to Mooseport" is a fusty, rusty, laugh-track-lame comedy about two petty, immature men running for mayor of the same stereotypically idyllic small town and vying for the affections of the same apparently undiscriminating small-town woman.

One of them (an unusually humdrum Gene Hackman) is the newly termed-out President of the United States, who has retired to the little Maine burg and enters the race as a PR stunt that goes awry. The other (torpid TV star Ray Romano) is a plumber who owns the local hardware store and hasn't the backbone to commit to anything -- and yet he's persuaded to run for office. Or so we're told. Even though it's pivotal to the plot, this cajoling takes place off-screen for no good reason.

But the rivals' stations in life hardly matter since, once you get past the screenplay's fresh paint, these two guys are the same stale, odious, infantile jerks that have been pawned off as Everyman heroes in every other ill-conceived comedy from the last 20 years.

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Insomnia (2002) Movie Review

Insomnia (2002) Movie Review

Director Christopher Nolan, the auteur behind the masterful Memento, has made an odd choice for...

Welcome to Mooseport Movie Review

Welcome to Mooseport Movie Review

If you thought the issues that plagued Florida voters during the last Presidential election were...

Primary Colors Movie Review

Primary Colors Movie Review

A more timely film would be difficult to imagine. Mike Nichols' highly anticipated -- and...

Instinct Movie Review

Instinct Movie Review

Hannibal Lecter, meet Tarzan, Lord of the Apes.Sad but true, that's all it takes to...

Forces of Nature Movie Review

Forces of Nature Movie Review

Any time you go to see a romantic comedy with big budget stars and a...

Scotland, PA Movie Review

Scotland, PA Movie Review

Fueled by gritty Bad Company songs, enough plaid to keep all residents of Alaska warm...

Forces Of Nature Movie Review

Forces Of Nature Movie Review

I just can't figure out what I think about "Forcesof Nature." The most stylistically creative...

Scotland, Pa Movie Review

Scotland, Pa Movie Review

It may be an adaptation of one of Shakespeare's most famous dramas, but "Scotland, PA"...

Insomnia Movie Review

Insomnia Movie Review

After a hit as inventive and novel as last year's narrative-bending "Memento," following up with...

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