People Like Us

‘People Like Us’ Review
I don't watch many movies like 'People Like Us.' Weepies, they call 'em. (Okay, they called 'em that in 1940.) (Okay, they called 'em that in 1940 in my mind.) Weepies are basically little bits of soap opera – some family struggle which culminates in tears, hugs and a big fat life lesson. Sometimes …
Hollywood Offers Up Too Many Bad Gay Jokes This Weekend
Dear Hollywood, What the hell, man? I know that at the end of the day all you care about is the bottom line, but, as individuals, you are liberals.  That’s just the way it is. But I guess the special red telephones got disconnected because things got out of hand this weekend. There are n…
‘People Like Us’ Featurette Gets Personal
Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are the poster children of the current crop of big studio movies. They wrote ‘Star Trek,’ “Mission: Impossible: III,’ “Cowboys and Aliens’ and are credited on the first two ‘Transformers’ films. These are powerful…
‘People Like Us’ Trailer Sells Chris Pine Family Drama
People Like Us‘ is summer counter-programming, though it has a big-budget summer cast that includes Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Pfeiffer and Jon Favreau. If that’s surprising for what looks like a small emotional movie, it’s directed by Alex Kurtzman …