| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Johnny Knoxville has been at the center of the lowbrow "Jackass" series of bad-boy comedy films and cable TV shows. His format gathers a collection of silly, stupid skits that are so seriously R-rated they defy description in a family newspaper. The...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Music biopics often seem ubiquitous, but it's not always easy to drum up movies about famous tune-smiths.
Take Don Cheadle's in-the-making movie about the jazz trumpet player and composer Miles Davis, which he's been trying to get started for years....
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:30 PM
In awards consideration, a voter tries to be objective. But when any human watches a film or TV show, they bring along all their thoughts and feelings about life -- and death.
By any standard, James Gandolfini's performance in "Enough Said" is a gem. But...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Three cheers for the Golden Globes, which nominate 10 lead film actors, twice the number of most other kudos handouts. This year, when good work is abundant, it's welcome news that the Globes' two categories (drama and comedy/musical) offer recognition...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:39 PM
"Kon-Tiki" is a ripping yarn torn from yesterday's headlines. Though somewhat forgotten now, the 1947 story of six men, an oceangoing raft and a wild and crazy theory was a media sensation that gripped the world's imagination — and launched a...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 11:53 PM
I got to see a preview of "42," the new movie about Jackie Robinson, on Thursday night. Players from Dorsey and Crenshaw were in the audience. It was enthralling. The history lessons that unfolded were so profound and emotional. Every......
| Jul 13, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Egypt roils with revolution, Edward Snowden has become the Scarlet Pimpernel of privacy and a new study reveals that, even though Americans are exercising more, we're still fat, which is really unfair. Yet for weeks we've been bombarded with minute-by-...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Here is a summer question for you while waiting for your first mock fantasy football draft: Is sports a significant part of pop culture in the United States?
Before you snort and say "Of course it is!" consider that sports barely gets measured when...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Only God Forgives
Available on VOD beginning July 19
With all the talk about Nicolas Winding Refn possibly directing a James Bond movie, or a Wonder Woman film, or a "Logan's Run" remake, fans of the Danish filmmaker might have begun to worry that...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:33 AM
"G.I. Joe: Retaliation," starring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum, is dominating in home entertainment. The big-budget action film from Paramount is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray disc title, as well as the top rental.
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:20 PM
In high school, Michael B. Jordan was a good kid. He was one of the star players on his basketball team. He made good grades even while juggling a role on "All My Children." He tried to spend his salary wisely, buying a small apartment complex in 2005...