Tribeca Film Festival Photos: Amber Heard, James Franco, Ed Harris Attend ‘The Adderall Diaries’ Premiere

Amber Heard on the red carpet for “The Adderall Diaries” Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival | Paula Schwartz Photo “You didn’t have to do Adderall for this film did you?” a journalist called out in a desperate attempt to get James Franco’s attention on the red carpet at the premiere of “The Adderall Diaries,” last night at the Tribeca Film Festival. The ploy didn’t work. James Franco walked quickly past to get into the theater ....more

Dreaming About Being a Millionaire? Here Are 6 Movies About Making Money

Bridget Fonda and Nicolas Cage in “It Could Happen To You” | Sony When you boil movies down to their true essence, they are an attempt by the filmmaker to give a new or fun interpretation of some aspect of the “human condition.” Pitch meetings are routinely started with the phrases “Everybody likes….” or “Everybody needs…” or “Everybody wants….” The most common movie themes revolve around some aspect of love, followed closely by money. Most of us are fully aware that it’s possible to achieve millionaire status through hard work, having a talent, or being a star athlete. However we’re also fully aware that working hard, having talent and being good at sports carry no guarantee of financial success ....more

Movie Review: ‘The Squeeze’ Golf Story Starring Michael Nouri, Christopher McDonald, Jeremy Sumpter

Michael Nouri in “The Squeeze” In “The Squeeze,” Augie, played by Jeremy Sumpter (“Friday Night Lights”) is a young golf phenom who comes to the attention of a gambler named Riverboat, played with aplomb by Christopher McDonald (“Boardwalk Empire”). Since Augie’s family life is in turmoil, he needs money, so he makes a deal with the devil (i.e., Riverboat), much to the dismay of his girlfriend, Natalie, played by Jillian Murray (an actress to watch). But then comes Jimmy Diamonds (played by Michael Nouri...more

Love ‘Game of Thrones’? Try These 3 Classic Fantasy Novels!

It seem that everybody loves “Game of Thrones.” HBO’s high-fantasy show features kickass ladies, dragons, intriguing politics and Peter Dinklage – what’s not to like? But with only one hour of the show airing a week – and only ten episodes in a season – there’s a lot of time left in the week to indulge in other similar fantasy shows. But with so few excellent fantasy shows on the air, it’s time to go back to the heart of fantasy: books ....more

Fantasy YA News: ‘The Young Elites’ Film Rights Sold to Fox, Temple Hill

Fantasy YA novels are some of my favorite, so when I heard that Marie Lu’s “The Young Elites” movie rights sold to Fox and Temple Hill Entertainment, I might have let out a squeal that scared my cat. “The Young Elites” (buy on Amazon) is the first in Marie Lu’s series about a group of teenagers who, having survived a plague that left them scarred, are gifted with magical abilities. Adelina, who has suffered at the hands of her father, joins a group of rebels and begins to learn how to master her powers – and she has no plans on using them for good ....more

Why Is Titanic Still So Fascinating After 103 Years?

Very early in the morning on April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank below the icy waters of the North Atlantic and careened to its final resting place at the bottom of the ocean. Yet today, 103 years later, people are still as fascinated with the story as they’ve ever been. I’m a huge Titanic fanatic—and not just because of the movie ....more

18 New DVD, Blu-ray & Amazon Video: April 14, 2015

New DVD, Blu-ray and Instant Video releases this week feature something for everyone, including a year in frozen Antarctica, the world’s first atomic bomb, and several superheroes. Here’s the rundown. EDITOR’S PICK! 1 ....more

June 2015 Movie & DVD Preview: Kids & Teens

The park is open! The “Jurassic World” park, that is, with a new crop of dinosaurs racing across the big screen. Also heading to theaters this month is a new Disney Pixar movie, a precision-trained military dog and more ....more

‘Mad Men’ Recap: New Business – 7×9

Timing is everything, as this week’s episode of “Mad Men” reminds us. The sixth-to-last show in the seven-season series is taking a beating in the social and recap space for spending too much time on characters old and new, including a forlorn waitress named Diana, played beguilingly by Elizabeth Reaser. She’s an enigmatic character who had she been introduced back in Season 4, the last time Don was between wives, would likely have captured our imagination ....more

‘Deadliest Catch’ Season 11 Preview: Stormy Season Ahead for Crews

The new season of “Deadliest Catch” premieres tonight, April 14, on the Discovery Channel, and it promises to be a turbulent ride in every sense of the word. Despite the many challenges and conflicts each crew has survived in the past, this king crab season will be unlike any other—and will push everyone to their limits. The huge quota increases for bairdi forces the captains to push their crews through the most intense and pressure-filled king season ever ....more