From left: Paul Rudd, Kristen Stewart, Tom Cruise. (Photos: Getty Images | Pacific Coast News)It's a big weekend at the movies with five new wide releases hitting theaters. But our Box Office Senior Analyst Jeff Bock doesn't expect any of them to unseat The Hobbit as the top movie in the land. "There is nothing in the realm of big budget blockbusters or fantasy films that can compete toe-to-toe with Jackson’s opus. That makes it an easy choice to rule this weekend with around $43 million...Read Full Story
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Should you see it?
It has its moments, but Apatow's new film is like Funny People: It's way too long and has no idea how to end.
The occasional laughs generated by Judd Apatow's latest creation, This Is 40, do little to balance out the endless amount of bickering the filmmaker seems to revel in. If this film truly reflects how hard going over the hill was for Apatow, I feel sorry for him. His wife, Leslie Mann, stars in the movie and I...Read Full Story
(Photo: Universal)The always likable Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd return to the loving yet dysfunctinoal realtionship spawned in Knocked Up for Judd Apatow's first directing project since 2009's Funny People. This Is 40 leaves Seth Rogen and his baby drama to focus on the family life of Rudd and Mann's characters, exploring the requisite Apatow-ian theme of growing up and not really knowing how to deal with it, especially when you've built an entire life without totally realizing it. In Apatow's...Read Full Story
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