| 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 25, 2014
| 5:45 PM
North Korea is rattling its saber over Seth Rogen and James Franco's upcoming comedy, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate the country's real-life leader, Kim Jong Un. A spokesperson for the nation's Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Location, location, location. The old real estate dictum apparently applies to the theater — at least to judge by the perfectly placed "El Henry," the latest in La Jolla Playhouse's site-specific Without Walls series.
This lively, Chicano-...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 5:20 AM
No one tells moviegoers at Marcus Theatres in Oakdale, Minn., not to put their feet on the seats.
In fact, patrons are encouraged to do so.
The theater is one of a growing number to offer plush, roomy leather seats that let patrons recline into a...
| May 29, 2014
| 1:08 PM
The formula works. It worked with "Wicked" on stage and it worked with "Frozen" on film — tilting the storytelling prism so that a new angle on a well-known fairy tale appears in the light. The strategy depends on humanizing characters formerly...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Bob Hoskins, a British actor whose powerful screen presence earned him a reputation as "the Cockney Cagney" and who, at 5 feet 6 and with a face he likened to a squashed cabbage, gave the short, bald men of the world a reason to swagger, has died. He...
| May 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A remake of the 1989 kung fu fantasy "The Iceman Cometh," in which a Ming dynasty warrior time-travels to contempo Hong Kong, "Iceman 3D" is snowed under by f/x of variable quality, as well as a crucial lack of gut-busting martial arts. Theoretically, the...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 2:34 PM
L.A. Kings fans may have crowded downtown bars for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night, but hundreds flocked to nearby L.A. Live to kick off the 20th Los Angeles Film Festival with their own icy spectacle: the sci-fi thriller “...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Despite visual and thematic echoes from many other sci-fi thrillers — the "Hunger Games" movies, the Japanese action hit "Battle Royale," even David Cronenberg's "Scanners" — writer-director Paul Hough's low-budget, high-energy "The Human...
| 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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Citizens beware! That bloodthirsty, carnivorous plant has taken root again, this time in Costa Mesa. And it's hungry!
Specifically, the horticultural horror is being housed at the Costa Mesa Playhouse, where a revival of "Little Shop of Horrors" is in...