| Oct 6, 2012
| 2:53 AM
After three earlier screen successes, the Marvel Comics icon gets a movie reboot from director Marc Webb ("(500) Days of Summer") and star Andrew Garfield ("The Social Network") as Peter Parker acquires amazing abilities that help him battle his father'...
| Oct 15, 2012
Regina Spektor has performed in Chicago numerous times, including a Lollapalooza stint in 2007, but while she’s in town you won’t find her at the clubs favored by the Rihanna-Katy Perry-Ke$ha set. Instead, before her performance Wednesday at...
| Jun 14, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Does an all-over-the-place character necessitate an all-over-the-place movie?
I don’t think so, though “Lola Versus” almost succeeds in embracing life’s messiness even when the film possesses no more...
| Jun 29, 2012
*** (out of four)
Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” trilogy may be only five years dormant, but the thing’s not untouchable. It would be more blasphemous to rejuvenate plenty of other franchises.
Please, don’t give Justin Bieber a...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 1:04 PM
The Amazing Spider-Man ***
En lugar de un filme repleto de acción, The Amazing Spider-Man es una conmovedora historia de amor.
Este cambio no tiene nada de negativo ya que significa un buen intento por revivir la serie dándole un nuevo giro. El asunto...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 12:37 PM
If it seems like only a few years since we thrilled to director Sam Raimi's “Spider-Man” trilogy, well ... that's because it was. Raimi's films were released in 2002, 2004, and 2007. After a mere five years, Sony is starting all over again....
| Jul 24, 2012
*** (out of four)
Plenty of fictional creations have sprung from imagination to reality in the minds of movie characters. Look at the computer-generated woman in “Weird Science.” Or, last month, the living teddy bear in “Ted.”...
| May 16, 2011
Here's the new Fox schedule with lots of big names both in front and behind the camera. I will reprint the entire release and all the new program synopses. But I have to just take a shot at Fox chairman Peter Rice saying in the release that "nothing...
| Jun 15, 2011
“The Art of Getting By” is a screen romance that echoes its title. It gets by. Barely. It's another wan tale of an anti-social teen who finds himself irresistible to the sweetest, prettiest girl in school. But the film has flashes of wit and...
| Jun 23, 2011
Downtown Los Angeles has been a trusty go-to character since Hollywood’s beginnings. Harold Lloyd dangled from a clock in the silent era, and Bunker Hill, in its pre-high-rise slum-ward glory, was a go-to setting for early noir films. More recently,...
| Jul 10, 2011
I can't believe Zooey Deschanel is really the snobby cow she came off sounding like Saturday evening. The actress was a guest at the black-tie Hollywood BAFTA gala in downtown Los Angeles for the royal Cambridges, William and Kate. To......