| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Jason Bateman is used to transitions.
In a career that stretches back nearly 35 years, he has pulled off tricky moves from child actor to adult star and from television to movies. Now, with the opening Friday of "Bad Words," his debut film as director,...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
**1/2 (out of four)
Any "Arrested Development" fan knows how well Jason Bateman can do resentment. The harder Michael Bluth (Bateman) tries to pretend he doesn't care about his family, the stronger the pull to come back and show them what's what.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Sarcastic, sanctimonious, salacious, sly, slight and surprisingly sweet, the black comedy of "Bad Words," starring and directed by Jason Bateman, is high-minded, foul-mouthed good nonsense.
I had wondered where Bateman's angry itch would take him next....
| Mar 6, 2014
| 3:47 PM
In that ever-expanding world of kid/grown-up movies, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" reveals a case of conflicted allegiances.
While the characters from the beloved Rocky and Bullwinkle shows of the 1960s mixed arch intelligence with kid confusion to the...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Movie previews: A listing in the...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Starz Digital Media has picked up U.S. rights to Clark Gregg's comedy "Trust Me," the Hollywood tale that premiered last year as part of the Tribeca Film Festival.
Starz Digital Media, the digital and on-demand distributor that's a division of Starz,...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Chuck Lorre got a lot of laughs at the Producers Guild Awards on Sunday with a funny bit about having peeked at Ben Affleck's manhood while in the men's room during the Golden Globe Awards.
Now Lorre is continuing his commentary on Affleck's organ on his...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 7:00 PM
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This week's TV Movies
How I Met Your Mother The...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Your tolerance for the navel-gazing and smug behavior of aimless twentysomethings will be put to the test during "Brightest Star," a flat indie romance from Maggie Kiley, making her feature directing debut.
Beware any movie that talks about what it is...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 2:42 PM
This indie slipped by rather quickly in the fall, lost among a glut of releases. It's the fifth feature from Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton, who gained attention with “Humpday” (2009) and “Your Sister's Sister” (2011).
| Dec 20, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"Belle," directed by Amma Asante, will open the Palm Springs Film Fest on Jan. 3 while Roger Michell's "Le Week-End" is the closing night film on Jan. 12.
The desert fest will screen 77 premieres for a total of 187 films from 60 countries.