| Oct 3, 2011
| 12:23 AM
Since the late '90s, Mates of State have been a staple of the indie rock world. The husband-and-wife duo consists of Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner, who combine keyboard, drums and vocals to create energetic harmonies. Over the past 14 years, the Lawrence,...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 8:30 AM
In the late '80s a thunderbolt of inspiration struck Jack Valenti, longtime chief of the Motion Picture Assn. of America: What if his organization got rid of the X rating, besmirched by years of misappropriation by hard-core exploitation films, and...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 9:16 AM
The Toronto International Film Festival has chosen "Looper," director Rian Johnson's "thinking-man actioner" starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, to open its 10-day event starting Sept. 6. The film stars Gordon-Levitt as a time-traveling...
| Feb 10, 2013
Beyond the sappy cards and seemingly endless rows of heart-shaped chocolate boxes, there are, indeed, some stylish ways to celebrate the woman in your life this Valentine's Day. Win points in the romance department by moving beyond grocery store floral...
| Feb 27, 2011
"True Grit," "The Fighter," "Black Swan" and "The King's Speech" are a few of the many head-spinning, stomach-turning, heart-wrenching movies that impacted audiences locally and across the globe. On Feb. 27, the most worthy of films from 2010 will be...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 7:27 PM
"Blue Valentine" is a film about a couple on the verge of a meltdown, with emotions as raw as the sexuality. The strength of this bittersweet story lies in the care and passion with which it's told.
Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling give all-stops-...
| Feb 26, 2011
| 5:20 PM
"Hooray for Holly."
Come on, everybody, "Hooray for Hollywood, that screwy bally-hooey Hollywood, where any office boy or young mechanic, can be a panic."
No, wait, stop, please. That was awful.
We try that every year and it never gets any better....
| Nov 18, 2010
Ozark waitresses turned boxers. Los Angelenos battling over racial and social inequality. Boston's criminal element and a do-gooder detective. A West Texas cowboy and a satchel of money. A slum kid from India and a game show. Bomb specialists in Iraq...
| Dec 29, 2010
"I don't ever want to be like my parents," a teenage Cindy ( Michelle Williams) tells her aged grandmother in the new "Scenes from a Marriage" melodrama "Blue Valentine." Did those parents ever love each other? Did they once, and just get it out of the...
| Jan 6, 2011
We've had Johnny and June in "Walk the Line," Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda's grouchy old-timers in "On Golden Pond" and real-life marrieds Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton bickering their way through "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
| Jan 25, 2011
| 6:46 AM
"The King's Speech" dominated the Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning, earning 12 nods including best picture and best lead actor for Colin Firth as King George VI, who battles to eradicate his stammer before he unexpectedly takes the throne.