David Edelstein http://kenw.org en Acting Trumps Action In A 'Games' Without Horror http://kenw.org/post/acting-trumps-action-games-without-horror Suzanne Collins' novel <em>The Hunger Games</em> and its two sequels are smashingly well written and morally problematic. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:46:20 +0000 David Edelstein 8774 at http://kenw.org Acting Trumps Action In A 'Games' Without Horror 'Friends With' Benefits From Its Complications http://kenw.org/post/friends-benefits-its-complications The premise of <em>Friends with Kids</em> is the stuff of high-concept romantic comedies: Writer-director Jennifer Westfeldt plays Julie, who's at the age when her odds of childbearing lessen each year, and there's no mate in sight. So her best friend, Jason, played by Adam Scott, volunteers to impregnate her.<p>The two are pals, confidants — and not, he reminds her, attracted to each other. They could share custody of the child and avoid the chaos, hostility and cessation of sex that's descended upon their married friends with kids. Fri, 09 Mar 2012 20:36:59 +0000 David Edelstein 8102 at http://kenw.org 'Friends With' Benefits From Its Complications