Movie Review: Patrick Wilson as a Sleazy Politician in ‘Zipper’

Alexandra Breckenridge and Patrick Wilson in a still from “Zipper” “Zipper” was at Sundance this year and is now ready for theatrical release, although I honestly can’t imagine why it was included in the festival or got a distributor. Patrick Wilson...more

Robert Redford Returns to Comedy in ‘A Walk in the Woods’

It has been a while since we’ve seen Robert Redford in a comedy, and it’s about time. “A Walk in the Woods,” based on the book by Bill Bryson, also stars Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman, and Kristen Schaal. Two “older” men, played by Nolte and Redford, decide to rekindle their friendship by hiking the Appalachian Trail ....more

Winning It All: Hope Solo on World Cup Journey

Watching the USWNT (United States Women’s National Soccer Team) win the World Cup in such a dominating way was something to behold. I don’t think anyone expected (especially Japan) a 4-0 score...more

RED CARPET: Laverne Cox Talks Tattooing Lily Tomlin in ‘Grandma’

Laverne Cox | Paula Schwartz Photo Laverne Cox plays Deathy, a tattoo artist and a friend from the past to Lily Tomlin’s character in “Grandma,” directed by Paul Weitz that opened Friday to excellent reviews. Tomlin plays Elle Reid, a poet and academic, who is a feisty, complicated and brainy woman, still mourning the relatively recent death of her partner of 35 years. After a surprise visit from her granddaughter (Julia Garner), who is pregnant and needs $630 for an abortion, the two go on a road trip to collect money from friends and acquaintances – some with whom Elle has a heavy-duty history – which they need by the end of the day ....more

New App ‘Hipassenger’ Helps Travelers Find New Friends Across the Globe

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New Movies This Week: No Escape, War Room & More

This week at the movies, Owen Wilson becomes an action hero, Zac Efron spins discs, and “Crouching Dragon” gets a sequel. Limited releases movies this week include “Queen of Earth,” “Z for Zachariah,” “Zipper” and “7 Chinese Brothers.” Let’s take a closer look at the new movies in wide release. CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON II: THE GREEN LEGEND Not Rated | In Theaters 8/28 (IMAX/Netflix) | Ok for Kids 15+ | Weinstein | Reel Preview: 3.5 of 5 Reels | Facebook Woo-Ping Yuen directs this sequel to the hit 2000 film that centers on a story of lost love, a legendary sword, and one last opportunity at redemption ....more

Preview & Trailers: FX’s Fargo, American Horror Story & More

Patrick Wilson in Season 2 of “Fargo” | FX Networks FX Networks recently announced a bunch of stuff, including premiere dates and pick-ups for “Fargo,” “American Horror Story,” “Cassius and Clay,” “The Strain” and more shows. Here’s the rundown: FX picked up to series the comedy “Better Things,” starring Pamela Adlon...more

Dear GH: We Need to Talk – Let’s Move This Murder Trial Along

Thanks to Scotty Baldwin, the cat is at last out of the bag that Denise is Ava. I don’t know if he really has a DNA test or if he’s just bluffing, but thank goodness this charade can finally end. He spilled the beans at Franco’s murder trial (which happened so fast after the murder it gave new meaning to the term “speedy trial”) ....more

Movie Review: ‘The Mend’ Starring Josh Lucas

Stephen Plunkett and Josh Lucas in “The Mend” “The Mend” is John Magary‘s feature debut as writer and director, and while I ultimately did not like the film, I think he shows a great deal of promise as a filmmaker. The movie becomes quite disjointed and messy, especially in its latter half, but some will like this rather unconventional approach. Personally, however, I prefer narratives that are easier to follow, and I do feel they can be done without becoming formulaic ....more

Angelina Jolie Producing ‘The Breadwinner’ Adaptation

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 15: Angelina Jolie attends the 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on January 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage); Sent to Reel Life With Jane by and used with permission of SlatePR Not everybody likes Angelina Jolie Pitt. I do ....more