Stories written by Lauren Cohen

Aaron Paul Talks Need for Speed

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“Breaking Bad” fans, rejoice! Aaron Paul is back, and this time he’s bringing his good looks to the big screen in the new action movie “Need For Speed.” In this adaptation of the popular video game, Paul takes on a much different kind of role than that of everyone’s favorite meth cook, Jesse Pinkman. Here […]

“Endless Love” is a Cliché, Lifeless Remake

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Let me ask you something: If an uptight father is trying to find a way to split his daughter and her boyfriend up — off the top of your head — what’s the most obvious, cliché thing he could possibly do? If you said, “hire a detective to dig into the boy’s past,” then DING […]

About Time is a beautiful film about family, love and life

About Time is a beautiful film about family, love and life

  Richard Curtis is something of a God when it comes to romantic comedies. After all, he wrote and directed “Love Actually,” which has grown to be regarded a holiday classic and beloved favorite of many. His other popular writing credits include “Notting Hill,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral” – which, […]

Woody Allen is back and at the top of his game with ‘Blue Jasmine’

I hate jumping the gun. I hate to declare something the “best movie of the year” when it’s still early on. I hate to call something “an Oscar-worthy performance” when we have yet to see the real competition. But here and now, I’ll make an exception. Because at this moment in time, I feel it […]

Seth Rogen and crew bring the laughs in This is the End

Seth Rogen and crew bring the laughs in This is the End

We live in a time rife with celebrity culture overload — the Fashion Police constantly rag on who wore what, celebrity tweets are recounted as if they’re actual news, and we consume Hollywood gossip as if it’s the most potent form of sustenance. And amidst all that, it has sort of become second nature to […]

True Miami crime meets comedy in Pain & Gain

True Miami crime meets comedy in Pain & Gain

It was a story that shook the Magic City. A story so shocking, that it’s difficult to believe. A story that perhaps only one man was over-thetop enough to nail: director Michael Bay. Bay, who’s best known for huge blockbusters hits such as the “Transformers” trilogy and “Armageddon,” shot his latest film all around South […]

‘Evil Dead’ is an over-the-top-gore-fest

‘Evil Dead’ is an over-the-top-gore-fest

Buckets and buckets of blood are the star of Fede Alvarez’s “Evil Dead.” It’s been said that well over 50,000 gallons of fake blood were used, and when you see the end result, that’ll come as no surprise. A remake of the fiercely loved 1981 cult classic “The Evil Dead,” this new version decimates all […]

Park Chan-wook’s ‘Stoker’ takes you on a creepy, stunning journey

Park Chan-wook’s ‘Stoker’ takes you on a creepy, stunning journey

When you hear the title “Stoker,” it’s normal for your mind to automatically spring to vampires. However, if you’re expecting a tale about the bloodsucking creature, you’ll find yourself to be somewhat mistaken. You see, “Stoker” is indeed a vampire movie…just minus the actual vampires. The movie begins with a somber start: we find out […]

Side Effects: A Giant Rollercoaster ride of a Movie

Side Effects: A Giant Rollercoaster ride of a Movie

As true as the sky is blue is this: you should avoid the details of Steven Soderbergh’s latest (and possibly last) film at all costs. Stop watching the trailers. Stop watching the TV spots. And for the love of God, don’t IMDb it. Because while it may be a cliché to say this, “Side Effects” […]

Mark Wahlberg on his new film Broken City, bodybuilding and Transformers 4

Mark Wahlberg is a busy, busy man. He has the much-anticipated Michael Bay film, “Pain & Gain” — which he filmed in Miami with The Rock — coming out this April; “2 Guns” co-starring Denzel Washington being released this summer; as well as the true-story Navy SEAL flick “Lone Survivor” slated for some time this […]

‘Gangster Squad’ is a stylish disappointment

When you put Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Josh Brolin together in one film, expectations are going to run rampant. But with expectations so high and a stellar cast so wasted, “Gangster Squad” will most likely be considered a disappointment. With a script as vacuous as its characters, “Gangster Squad” is still entertaining […]

Daniel Craig sheds some light on Skyfall

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There aren’t many sights more surreal than that of Daniel Craig, dressed in a crisp, Bondesque suit, walking toward you. So to then have the opportunity to speak with 007 himself – well, you can imagine what that was like. Most surprising, though, was the realization that Craig has a real sense of humor underneath […]

Paranormal Activity 4 brings more of the same old scares

Call me crazy, but I think the “Paranormal Activity” series is one of the most consistent horror franchises out there. After the release of the original, the two subsequent films succeeded in giving the fans what they want, upholding the scares and tactics that hooked fans in the first. And even more than that, they […]