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  • Potter at the Oscars? The speculation begins…

     
    It begins with a whisper, and the funereal, foreboding tone of its early scenes grab you and tell you that this Potter picture has a high-mindedness that maybe some of the earlier installments did not. Within minutes, I was thinking “Have they got...
  • Chris Pine...Hollywood's latest hunk with a capital H

    Chris Pine...Hollywood's latest hunk with a capital H
    Do you recognize this long-haired dude? Like many of the other skeptics out there, I was really frightened about what Hollywood was doing going retro happy with this new Star Trek production. Could this franchise really be re-launched? But that's of no...
  • 'Nobel Son'

    A man's (Alan Rickman) receipt of the Nobel Prize makes his aimless son (Bryan Greenberg, "October Road") a kidnapping target, since the money that goes with the award is quite appealing to the abductors, in this darkly humorous film. Only problem? Dad...
  • 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'

    'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'
    There's no question the stellar young wizard of Hogwarts is growing up in this involving chapter of author J.K. Rowling's saga. Harry ( Daniel Radcliffe) goes through another maze of adventure as he readies for an inevitable showdown with the sinister...
  • Movie review: 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' -- 4 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' -- 4 out of 5 stars
    A great treachery is revealed, a great light is snuffed out and the final quest is set up in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, an emotional and involving installment in the hit-or-miss Harry movie series. It's a film of gloom, fear and dread -- and...
  • When it comes to characters, 'Harry' lures Britain's best

    When it comes to characters, 'Harry' lures Britain's best
    The answer is "Dame Judi Dench." The question? Name one British character actor of note who hasn't made an appearance/collected a check from the Harry Potter movies. With the news that the great Bill Nighy (Love, Actually, Underworld) will play Rufus...
  • Bottle Shock

    Well done, indeed. The film is a full bodied experience. At first, Bottle Shock catches the viewer by surprise with a history lesson. It tells the story of local Napa Valley farmer, Jim Barrett (Bill Pullman) who grows and cultivates the land way off...
  • 'Tis the season: some favorite Christmas-flavored films

    With Christmas falling on a Saturday this year, there's one last full week -- well, almost -- before St. Nick makes his annual rounds. Thanks to television, DVD and Blu-ray, there also are chances to give yourself some extra holiday cheer with movies...
  • 'Predators' and Adrien Brody hunt for action-film credibility

     
    Patrick Goldstein at our sister blog, The Big Picture, was deeply puzzled by the news that Oscar winner Adrien Brody is taking on the lead role in "Predators," producer Robert Rodriguez's revisiting of the alien-hunter franchise. Here's an excerpt: The......
  • Box-office record for 'New Moon' midnight showings rankles Harry Potter fans

     
    I know, I know, we’ve heard enough about Twilight’s “New Moon” already. Westwood residents couldn’t get away from fans lined up on the sidewalks for the midnight showing holding signs declaring their devotion (like one I spotted that said, "We.....
  • 'Wonderland' and 'Little Britain' star Matt Lucas picks up the pieces in L.A.

     
    This is a longer version of my story on Matt Lucas that appears in Tuesday's Los Angeles Times Calendar section. A week before the London premiere of “Alice in Wonderland,” a special screening was held at the El Capitan Theatre......