| Apr 6, 2015
| 5:20 AM
"The Squeeze" is an old-fashioned tale of gamblers, golfers, the good girl next door and the temptations of the easy life.
It's so old-fashioned that you might think, for half an hour or more, that it's a faith-based dramedy. Then the profanity is dialed...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 2:20 PM
The event: Child stars, octogenarians, actors, directors, producers and others spanning all ages packed the ballroom Monday at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel for the 2015 AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Gala. AARP provides information, advocacy and services...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Mira Sorvino has come on board thriller "Daughter of God" opposite Keanu Reeves and Ana de Armas.
Christopher McDonald, Big Daddy Kane, Michael Rispoli and Laura Gomez have also joined the cast. Gee Malik Linton is directing and writing the project,...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Tia Lessin and Carl Deal’s documentary “Citizen Koch” (which opened June 27 at Laemmle’s Playhouse) achieved a certain notoriety when its nominally independent backers at ITVS dropped support for the film. Although other reasons...
| Aug 8, 2014
Earlier this week an unusual email arrived in my inbox offering cold, hard cash.
"After coming across Chicago Tribune," wrote the sender, Wil Matthews, offering not the most endearing or personal of salutations, although I suppose one can just come...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:30 PM
How much is a movie mention worth? About a dime per click, it seems.
A film critic for a newspaper in Miami received an email from a marketing associate for Riot Studios about promoting the upcoming faith-based dramedy "Believe Me."
The pic stars Nick...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:29 PM
There's no need to stop the presses for this bit of Broadway foregone conclusion.
"Lucky Guy," the Tony-nominated play written by the late Nora Ephron and starring Tom Hanks, has officially turned a profit, recouping its Broadway investment of $3.6...
| May 6, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Of all the stage musicals based on hit movies over the years ("Applause," "Promises, Promises," etc.), few have hit the ground running with the wit, verve and sheer entertainment value of "Legally Blonde," now in its second and final weekend at Golden...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 6:16 PM
"The Best and the Brightest" might have had some real teeth -- and some real smarts -- in the hands of a savvy satirist such as Christopher Guest. Unfortunately, writer-director Josh Shelov's sendup of the Manhattan private school culture flies off its...
| Apr 14, 2012
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.
Players from Burroughs, Burbank win scholar awards: Burbank High football player Mitch Camacho and Adam Velasco from Burroughs were given 2011- 2012 National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 5:47 PM
This overly violent but otherwise frequently enjoyable film showed up briefly in theaters more than a year ago, to little notice. It may have suffered from comparison to “Red,” the Bruce Willis/Helen Mirren/Morgan Freeman/John Malkovich action...