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Film, "Turbo": An Incredibly Fast Snail and Some Social Commentary

"Turbo": An Incredibly Fast Snail and Some Social Commentary

Though Dreamworks' Turbo is being promoted as an animated parody of the Fast & Furious series, its story of a snail called Turbo (Ryan Reynolds) who dreams of racing in the Indianapolis 500 and teams up with Tito, a human…
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Film, "End of Watch": Irresistible, Empty Entertainment

"End of Watch": Irresistible, Empty Entertainment

Born in 1968, filmmaker David Ayer grew up in the infamously troubled region known as South Central Los Angeles. As an adult, his Hollywood calling card was the screenplay for Training Day (2001), in which Denzel Washington played a corrupt…
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Film, "Everything Must Go": Will Ferrell Stops Mugging for Down-and-Out Drama

"Everything Must Go": Will Ferrell Stops Mugging for Down-and-Out Drama

Greatly expanded from a four-page, single-situation story by Raymond Carver, Dan Rush's first feature, Everything Must Go, is an ambitious if enervated vehicle for Will Ferrell — playing it straight as Nick Halsey, a middle-class drunk fired from his job…
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