| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:28 AM
"Earth to Echo" is an engagingly unassuming "E.T." knockoff, a kids movie that serves up a similar alien-with-kids story in a "Blair Witch"/ "Paranormal" shaky-cam package.
Disney produced it, but then sold it to Relativity. Cast with cute, likable...
| May 2, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The man in the backyard carries the tattoos and scars of a fighter. He spins and kicks. Dust flies, a punching bag shimmies on a rusted clothesline. Sweat drips around blue eyes and seeps through a thin beard. The lines on the face show, but barely. He'...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Two action movies opened in U.S. theaters this past weekend. One of them -- which you may not have heard of, thanks to the Weinstein Co.'s criminally nonexistent marketing campaign -- is "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho's marvelously imaginative dystopian...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:30 AM
A simple, universal parable played out in boldly imaginative (though not particularly high-tech) design terms, Brazilian animator Ale Abreu's second feature, "The Boy and the World," is an enchanting visual treat. Though programmed mainly in family-film...
| May 1, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Presumably to avoid confusion, Sony has added the words "The Amazing" to the titles of its current Spider-Man series. What? He wasn't amazing the first time around? Was Tobey Maguire the Meh Spider-Man? This rebranding feels like a defensive gesture,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes
Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 22 - 28, 2014 in PDF format
This week's TV Movies
Live from Beverly Hills — but...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:00 AM
In "No Tears for the Dead," so much blood is shed — by so many — over one little flash drive that you'd think world dominance was at stake instead of a load of ill-gotten cash. But that's the way this hectic Korean crime drama rolls in the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"The Fault in Our Stars" and "Edge of Tomorrow" do battle at the multiplexes this weekend in a fight to determine if ticket-buyers will turn up for a summer movie that doesn't involve superheros, iconic monsters or fairy tale rehashes.
In one corner,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:13 PM
When Adam McKay was announced, and then unannounced, as a contender to direct "Ant Man," moviedom's hive mind began racing at the possibilities. Did that mean Will Ferrell could potentially star as the insectoid hero? Could John C. Reilly could play his...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Moviegoers are used to seeing Tom Cruise save the day — usually on the first try. But in the new sci-fi action film "Edge of Tomorrow," directed by Doug Liman and co-starring Emily Blunt, Cruise needs more than a few attempts to foil an alien...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Israeli cinema has long had a love affair with army stories, with some of them -- Ari Folman's "Waltz With Bashir," Joseph Cedar's "Beaufort" and Amos Gitai's "Kippur" -- plunging deep into the nation's military heart and exposing the vulnerabilities...