| May 25, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
Oh, the glorious bistros and baguettes and architecture of Paris! Hollywood screenwriter-turned-novelist Gil (Owen Wilson) could just live there. His increasingly snippy fiancé, Inez (Rachel McAdams), not so much. Luckily every night at...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 7:19 PM
The Dreamworks studio builds well on successful elements of the first movie of this franchise to make "Kung Fu Panda 2" a very worthy sequel. But it's the new director, Jennifer Yuh, who skillfully blends the fast-paced action with family-friendly...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 12:01 PM
“Kithe Brewster is to the best dressed list, what Henry Ford was to the automobile.”
- Camilla Morton, British Vogue
Fashion Editor and Celebrity Stylist Kithe Brewster has cultivated a fiercely loyal following among celebrities, fashion...
| Mar 29, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
The last time Christina Hendricks and Bryan Cranston shared the screen, “Drive” became the best movie of 2011.
“Detachment,” the latest from controversial director Tony Kaye (“American History X,”...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 2:05 AM
I remember thinking I would hate American History X. It had gotten a bad review from a critic I respected. I saw it and was pleasantly surprised.
Director Tony Kaye’s last film was a documentary about abortion (Lake of Fire). This time out, he cast...
| May 31, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
When all else fails, make a joke about balls.
That may as well be the tagline for “High School,” a stoner comedy whose misguided sense of its own cleverness begins but doesn't end at its title. At a California high school,...
| May 31, 2012
The great curiosity of "High School," a "don't try this at home" comedy about stoners who drug their high school, is the presence of Adrien Brody in the cast.
Brody, who won an Oscar for "The Pianist." That Adrien Brody, here in dreadlocks, with a rat-...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 12:11 PM
One of Woody Allen's best-received movies of late, the writer-director's comedy casts Owen Wilson as his newest doppelganger, a creatively blocked writer who ventures to the City of Light with his fiancee (Rachel McAdams).
While there, he has...
| Dec 1, 2011
Fifteen-year-old actress Sami Gayle stopped by to talk about starring in the new movie "Detachment" alongside Adrien Brody. She also stars in the TV show "Blue Bloods."
"Detachment" is a chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school...
| Nov 7, 2007
By Susan Carpenter
Times Staff Writer
Adrien Brody is best known for two things: his Oscar-winning performance in "The Pianist" and his nose. The 34-year-old actor is less known for his interest in motorcycles, which recently came to the fore in "The...
| Oct 5, 2009
The director's movies, such as his Oscar-winning 2002 film 'The Piano,' may reflect his world view on morality and the role of the artist in society. |Reed Johnson
Should great artists be treated differently from ordinary mortals? Does a musician,...