Posts Tagged By JAKE COYLE

Review: Despite its star power, ‘Serena’ has no spark

In this image released by Magnolia Pictures, Jennifer Lawrence, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from "Serena." (AP Photo/Magnolia Pictures, Larry D. Horricks)

The arithmetic on “Serena” is fascinating. Two of the biggest movie stars in the world plus an Oscar-winning director and a best-selling novel somehow add up to a forgettable, under-the-radar video-on-demand release.

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Stiller, Baumbach unite again in ‘While We’re Young’

"While We're Young" writer and director Noah Baumbach, right, poses for a portrait with lead Ben Stiller on Monday, March 23, 2015 in New York. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — In Noah Baumbach’s “Greenberg,” there’s a scene where Ben Stiller, playing a prickly, neurotic 40-year-old, gazes fearfully at teenage kids around him at a Los Angeles party. “You’re so sincere and interested in things,” he sneers. “I hope I die before meeting any of you at a job interview.”

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