| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:31 PM
The "Bill & Ted's"-style flop-mop that martial artist Tiger Chen sports in "Man of Tai Chi" isn't the only reminder of Keanu Reeves in this directorial debut from the "Matrix" star. There's Reeves himself, using his lower surfer-register for the forces of...
| Oct 4, 2013
"Gravity" defies itself. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney play astronauts — a newbie scientist and a veteran cowboy — who dodge space debris and the usual narrative expectations while coping with a highly compressed series of crises 372 miles...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
"Much Ado About Nothing"
Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
The degree to which viewers connect with Joss Whedon's modern-dress adaptation may depend on how familiar they are with Whedon's TV shows "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Dollhouse"...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 11:21 AM
The insectoids aren't really buzzing this weekend.
After more than a decade of development and a cacophony of fan debate, "Ender's Game" arrived in theaters with a decent but hardly spectacular Friday. The Gavin Hood-directed futurist action movie...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:30 PM
The casualty count on "The Walking Dead" remains high -- and that's just its showrunners. Scott M. Gimple is the latest to step into the breach, after Glen Mazzara supplanted Frank Darabont -- who developed the show -- and guided it to become TV's...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Wong Kar-wai's "The Grandmaster" topped the nominations list for the Golden Horse Awards, the Taiwanese prizes for best Chinese-language cinema.
"The Grandmaster" collected 11 nominations including best feature and best director, leading...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Music from punk pioneer Patti Smith, pop singer Christina Aguilera and New Zealand songstress Lorde will feature on the soundtrack […]...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Sometimes, it’s OK to throw the same festival twice.
Dance-music fans scanning the lineup at Saturday’s Hard Day of the Dead festival at L.A. State Historic Park north of downtown might be forgiven for thinking they’d raved themselves...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:52 AM
The color wasn’t finished. The visual effects were not complete. The score, temporary. Yet those details seemed to be of […]...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:36 PM
The Lions are coming to Chicago on Sunday, with both teams tied atop the NFC North at 5-3. For the Bears, 2013 has been a season in transition—they still have a star unit, but it's the offense, not the defense, that's turning heads.
So in honor of...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Innovative director of
opera, film, theater
Patrice Chereau, 68, a celebrated French actor and director in film, theater and opera who was renowned for cutting-edge productions, died Monday in Paris of complications related to...