This Week on Turner Classic Movies - 8/4 - 8/10

August is devoted to Turner Classic Movie’s Summer Under the Stars festival in which every day – that’s a 24-hour day - is devoted to a single star.  So, it’s a feast or famine situation.  If you love the actor or actress being focused on, then you’re in hog heaven for the entire day and evening.  If not…well there’s always the DVD player to rely on.

“Goes” Beneath its Stars

Rob Reiner’s And So It Goes is the sort of movie that, when someone asks you how it was, you’re likely to say, “It was OK.”  Not god-awful and certainly not good, it’s the sort of film that you forget by the time you’ve walked to your car in the parking lot after the final credits roll.  Woefully predictable, chockfull of clichés and flatly executed, even fans of it

Koplinski: Can dismal summer movie season be saved?

There’s a great deal of handwringing going on in Hollywood at the moment, and it’s your fault.  Yep, the bean-counters in Tinsel Town are worried and wondering why you’re not spending more of your hard-earned money to see the summer movies they’ve produced. 

Intelligence a casualty in inane 'Sex Tape'

We all have those days — the ones where we’re just not with it, a bit groggy, where we stumble through knowing we’re not giving 100 percent and not really caring, simply killing time until we can crawl back into bed and hopefully get a fresh start the next morning.  In watching Jake Kasdan’s dismal Sex Tape, I was under the impression that many of its key players were having a ser