Amanda Peet

The year is 2002, and Lainey (Alison Brie) - don’t call her Elaine – is an 18 year-old hammering on a dorm room door trying to get the man inside to have sex with her. Fellow student Jake (Jason Sudeikis) is not that man, but he’s willing to let...
Familiar premise made real by strong performances.
Certain movie story shapes never go away. No matter what the dominant trend is they turn up every season. Some are like unwanted guests and others like old friends. It just depends on the moviegoer’s own appetite. Or maybe their tolerance?...
Classic shipwreck satire shrinks in the wash.
In the determinedly adolescent Gulliver’s Travels, the central conceit is that Jack Black’s titular everyman is rendered a giant when he finds himself in a land populated by tiny people. The portly comic towers above them, and the populace look...
The end of the world can't come quick enough... if it'll spare us dross like this.
Left-leaning late night talk show host David Letterman loves to skewer the worst aspects of American society in his opening monologue. The satirical barbs are usually prefaced by the opening salvo, 'You know why the rest of the world hates...
An inside look at the global players for oil.
Syriana is loosely based on the real life escapades of former CIA agent Robert Baer, a Section Eight production with George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh at the helm. avoiding partisan politics by focusing on individual stories