Josh Zyber writes: "This weekend, I caught an advanced screening of a new alleged comedy called ‘The Extra Man’, as part of the Talk Cinema series (which I generally recommend, if there’s a branch in your area). The film stars Kevin Kline as a “Walker,” an older gentleman who mooches off wealthy women in exchange for escorting them to social engagements. In the story, he takes a desperately introverted young man (Paul Dano) under his wing and tries to teach him the rules of the game. The premise sounds kind of clever, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, the movie is just dreadful."