| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:37 PM
"The Judge" is a classic character study of two complex men forced to return to their family roots. Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. create a memorable look at a father-and-son crisis situation.
Duvall plays a small-town Indiana judge known to...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
The real-life-based investigative journalism tale “Kill the Messenger” is no “All the President’s Men,” but it’s got quite a story: In the late ‘90s, San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 12:59 PM
New York is the city in question, depicted as a dark-spirited metropolis full of double-crossings, in director Albert Hughes' drama. Russell Crowe plays the mayor, who maneuvers an ex-cop (Mark Wahlberg) into investigating the supposedly unfaithful wife...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 1:17 PM
It was dubbed one of the longest red carpets ever by revelers at Saturday’s world premiere of “The Lone Ranger.” One passerby said it made the Academy Awards carpet feel short.
Rolled out at Disney’s California Adventure, it...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:02 PM
At most Hollywood premieres, the star of the movie doesn't have to convince the audience to sit through their film.
But that was the case at the unveiling of Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder" Tuesday night, as Ben Affleck implored a theater full of...
| May 10, 2013
| 12:23 PM
As usual, Dwayne Johnson makes a very serviceable hero in this action saga about a man who offers himself to the DEA as an undercover operative in exchange for getting his wrongly incarcerated son (Rafi Gavron) released.
A drug cartel chief (Benjamin...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:14 PM
Legendary Entertainment is expanding its television production repertoire by acquiring Asylum Entertainment, the firm behind the biographical miniseries "The Kennedys."
Legendary, the entertainment company controlled by film producer and financier...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 9:28 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Barry Pepper was born in Campbell River, British Columbia, on this date in 1970. This birthday guy is mostly known for his powerful supporting roles in films such as "We Were Soldiers," "The Green Mile" and "Saving Private Ryan." His...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 7:25 AM
Premium pay channel HBO dominated the nominations Thursday for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, earning a stunning 104 nods, including honors for its two freshman series, "Game of Thrones" and "Boardwalk Empire," as well as the acclaimed miniseries...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 7:02 AM
Quite a few TV actors were likely surprised early Thursday when they heard about their Emmy nomination, but none more visibly than Plainfield native Melissa McCarthy.
"Yikes," said McCarthy, 40, who was announcing the nominees live when her own name came...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 1:17 PM
A dramatic miniseries that almost didn't get seen, since History - which commissioned it - decided against running it, this dramatization of the lives and times of one of America's most legendary families ultimately earned 10 Emmy nominations, thanks to...