| Aug 16, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
Eleven-year-old Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) did not ask for the ability to see and communicate with ghosts. Why would he? This young horror film fan surely would have seen “The Sixth Sense” and known that Haley...
| Aug 19, 2012
HILLSBORO, Ore. — Movie buffs probably have some idea of what goes into designing a costume for film.
But what about when the star is a 9-inch-tall puppet named Norman?
As I learned a few months ago during a visit to the Laika Studios set of...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 6:29 PM
"The Bourne Legacy" (PG-13). The actions of Jason Bourne have consequences for another man with a similar secret background. With Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Joan Allen, Albert Finney. TownMall Cinemas (1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 3:06 PM
"2016 Obama's America" (PG). Documentary based on Dinesh D'Souza's book, "The Roots of Obama's Rage." TownMall Cinemas (1:15, 4:15, 7:15 p.m.)
"The Campaign" (R). In this political comedy, a multi-term congressman (Will Ferrell) commits a...
| Sep 20, 2012
*** (out of four)
The cop movie has been done. And done and done. Particularly by David Ayer, who wrote “Training Day,” “Dark Blue,” “S.W.A.T.” and “Harsh Times,” along with directing “Street Kings.&...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Ever since her scene-stealing turn as a kooky roommate in “Bridesmaids” last year, Rebel Wilson has been a face to watch in Hollywood.
The 28-year-old this year uprooted from her native Australia to West Hollywood, where she’s been busy...
| Sep 27, 2012
* (out of four)
“Pitch Perfect” doesn’t deserve its star, Anna Kendrick. For the second time in two weeks (“End of Watch”) the actress’ charm enlivens the screen, but this time it’s in service of a movie that...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 12:40 PM
"Hotel Transylvania" will suck the life out of its rivals at the box office this weekend, as the animated monster flick is set to dominate ticket sales.
The 3-D film should easily claim the No. 1 position with a solid debut of around $35 million,...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 10:08 AM
“Pitch Perfect” hit a high note at the box office this weekend, as the a cappella comedy did brisk business even though it premiered in only a limited number of theaters.
Playing in 335 theaters in 125 cities, the film about a college singing...
| May 18, 2012
| 11:41 AM
The reviews are lukewarm at best for "What to Expect When You're Expecting," a movie loosely based on the hot-selling book series by Heidi Murkoff. Charming moms-to-be, including Anna Kendrick and Cameron Diaz, deal with the emotional and physical...
| May 19, 2012
| 4:33 PM
"Battleship" (PG-13). This sci-fi action movie pits a fleet of naval ships against an alien force that's attacking Earth. Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker and Tadanobu Asano. TownMall Cinemas (12:50,...