| 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...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 12:05 AM
"Kill the Messenger," the film about journalist Gary Webb's shocking newspaper stories that connected the Reagan-era CIA to America's crack epidemic, shows just how hard it is to film investigative journalism as a drama and get it right.
| 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...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 8:30 PM
"You're aberrated. You've wandered from the proper path, haven't you? These problems you have â¦ you seem so familiar to me."
These words were spoken by Philip Seymour Hoffman in what would turn out to be one of his last screen performances, as the...
| 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...
| Jan 17, 2013
** (out of four)
There’s no need to compare other corruption stories to “Broken City” because the new movie from director Allen Hughes (his first without brother and fellow “Menace II Society” director Albert) nods to all of...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 12:06 PM
In "Broken City," a Manhattan-set drama likely to appeal to those who enjoyed the more elegantly plotted machinations of "Arbitrage," the scenes between Russell Crowe as a powerful New York City mayor and Jeffrey Wright as the equally powerful police...
| Feb 21, 2013
* (out of four)
If I know ruthless drug dealers (which I don't, but still), I really don't think you can just approach their operation and say you want in. When trust is paramount, a new face, particularly one attached to a body the size of human anvil...
| Feb 21, 2013
Large, in charge and nobody's little Margie: Dwayne Johnson takes on the drug kingpins in "Snitch." Place your bets!
"Snitch" comes from a story told in a "Frontline" documentary about the post-Reagan-era injustice of mandatory minimum sentencing for...
| 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...