August 2, 2013 From the writers of 500 Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now examines the not-so-spectacular markers of teenhood: the awkwardness and anxiety that everyone must endure. Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller are the two lovers at the forefront of this story based on a novel by Tim Tharp.
August 2, 2013 Television may be going through a revolution on the one hand, but it remains remarkably constant on the other.
August 2, 2013 Also, Orhan Pamuk on the novel, Sherman Alexie on having his book banned; Kelly Clarkson bought a ring owned by Jane Austen but can't take it out of the U.K.
August 1, 2013 The stars pair up for a swaggeringly macho story of undercover agents on the trail of a drug lord and at odds with one another. At its best, the film offers a certain fun-on-the-run energy — but its best ultimately isn't much to speak of.
August 1, 2013 Earth-side specialists patch together footage of a failed mission to a Jovian moon to understand what went horribly wrong. Critic Mark Jenkins says Europa Report is commendably committed to technological plausibility — but nonetheless pretty silly in the end.
August 1, 2013 With sparse dialogue, uneven pacing and nothing much new to say, The Artist and the Model is ultimately an empty study of the art-making process.
August 1, 2013 High drama, middlebrow laughs, low cunning — and a surprisingly rewarding dance mix of sounds lifted exclusively from Disney's Mary Poppins film.
August 1, 2013 The Spanish-language TV network Univision has been winning the prime-time ratings among young adult viewers in the U.S. Telenovelas are no small part of that equation: Fans follow them devotedly, while detractors often abhor them as racist, classist and sexist. Join Alt.Latino as we explore what they mean to Latin culture.
August 1, 2013 Also: John Hodgman on Ayn Rand; J.K. Rowling to donate proceeds of new novel to charity; Fox News defends anchor's interview with the author of Zealot.
August 1, 2013 When he was a kid, writer Chris Grabenstein loved tourist towns, so he set novels in one of his favorites — the Jersey shore. He says one of the great joys of writing is coming up with an interesting place to drop the body, like a roller coaster or a tilt-a-whirl.