Even by the low standards of this type of live-action, family friendly comedy, Show Dogs is especially lame.
Susan Wloszczyna spent much of her nearly 30 years at USA TODAY as a senior entertainment reporter doing her dream job: Visiting the New Zealand film set of "The Lord of the Rings," being a zombie extra in George Romero’s "Land of the Dead" and interviewing countless show biz figures including icons (Vincent Price, Shirley Temple, Peter O’Toole, Mr. Rogers), A-list stars (George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Sandra Bullock, Denzel Washington) and big-name filmmakers (Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Jane Campion, Nancy Meyers, Spike Lee, Wes Anderson and Alexander Payne).
Her positions at the newspaper included being a film reviewer for twelve years as well as the Life section copy desk chief. Now unchained from the grind of daily journalism, she is ready to view the world of movies with fresh eyes.
The male bonding/rivalry and cars-go-vrooom of "Rush" leaves Susan Wloszczyna bored, but the Sandra Bullock and Dame Judi Dench save the day with great work in "Gravity" and "Philomena" respectively.
Here are links to all our coverage from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Saturday night is party night at the Toronto International Film Festival, when all the celebs and journalists float from soiree to soiree promoting or being promoted at.
Susan Wloszczyna reports on Matthew McConaughey in "Dallas Buyers Club," Kate Winslet in "Labor Day" and "The Fifth Estate" director Bill Condon's thoughts on fact-based movies.
The first day of the Toronto International Film Festival.
The Toronto International Film Festival tribute to Roger was a time for tears, laughter and memories.
Susan Wloszczyna will be covering the Toronto International Film Festival for us. Here's what to expect.
Contributor Susan Wloszczyna remembers her stepson and the role movies played in her relationship with him.
Though the new film "Planes" is almost a sequel to "Cars," it's not from Pixar and was originally intended to be a direct-to-video project. How is Disney handling this tricky bit of brand confusion?
Susan Wloszczyna wonders if women at the helm might be just the thing to revitalize the foundering, repetitive comic-book movie genre.