Hardly credible, even for a film claiming that the gates of hell lie a few hundred feet below Paris (if anywhere, they can be found in an overcrowded Metro car with no air conditioning), this low budget effort from director John Erick Dowdle and writer-producer-brother Drew Dowdle provides a few late scares after plenty of eye-rolling setup, with said scares due more to the heavy sound design than the action itself.
Here, Brosnan plays Peter Devereaux, who in his day was known for his unwillingness to form personal attachments that could compromise his duties.
As part of the ritual, this latest fall crop is an occasion for handicapping the good and the misfires.
“Modern Family” co-creator Steve Levitan almost seemed at a loss for something new to say as the ABC show matched the five-year winning streak of “Frasier” in its heyday. Actor Ty Burrell won a best supporting actor award
When the pair don police uniforms, borrowed from Justin’s failed attempt at pitching a cop-themed video game, to attend a masquerade party that they mistakenly assume is a costume party, they find themselves the recipients of adoring female attention and respectful deference from everyone with whom they come into contact.
The presence of Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep in supporting roles will help draw some attention from grown-ups who don’t know the book, but while the film may see enough success to justify follow-ups (Lowry has written three sequels), this franchise won’t come close to competing with “The Hunger Games.”
What is it about recent food movies — Jon Favreau’s “Chef,” and now Lasse Hallstrom’s “The Hundred-Foot Journey” — that, despite their virtues, they have to be so darned corny, so dewy-eyed, with everything tied up in a feel-good bow at the end?
“Stardom isn’t a career,” Bacall once observed, “it’s an accident.”
“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken,” said Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider