Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Paramount Pictures Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence. Running time: 101 minutes. One and a half stars out of four. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is a reboot of the franchise that began with comic books and morphed into television shows and films and general pop-culture ubiquity in the late ’80s and early ’90s. But it’s […]

Hollywood’s Biggest Morning

Oscar nominations morning is actually really fun, despite the ungodly hour. For years, I’d cover the nominations from the Academy on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills alongside all the other reporters and producers. Everyone’s in a good mood, if a bit bleary-eyed, buzzing on a combination of caffeine and expectation. This morning, I rolled out […]

Movies With Friends — Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

  Phil Johnston is not easily offended. The writer of “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Cedar Rapids,” who’s working with Sacha Baron Cohen on a spy comedy that’s in development, is a dear friend of ours from our days in Brooklyn over a decade ago. One of the many things we love about him is that he […]