| Apr 17, 2014
| 5:13 PM
The late author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died Thursday at age 87, was best known as a Nobel Prize-winning novelist and pioneer of the genre known as magical realism. But the prolific Colombian writer also had ties to the movies.
| Jan 3, 2014
| 12:55 PM
As the absence of a numeral and a non-Halloween date indicates, this weekend's "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones," the latest installment in the popular found-footage horror franchise, is not a direct sequel to "Paranormal Activity 4," but rather a...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:02 AM
"Fantastic Four" fans, meet your new villain: British actor Toby Kebbell is in negotiations to play the superhero quartet's arch nemesis, Doctor Doom, in Fox's upcoming franchise reboot, according to Variety.
Kebbell, 31, beat out fellow rising stars...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
"It's little known that Los Angeles is the cradle of American modern dance, so if you start with Graham, you've served up the roots of the family tree and can go anywhere from there."
Janet Eilber, talking by phone from New York, should know. The...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
No one should be surprised that the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, which began its inaugural season Friday night with an appearance by the Martha Graham Dance Company, is a high-end venue. It's in Beverly Hills.
A pop-up Salvatore...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When the first "Die Hard" and "Terminator" movies landed in theaters in the 1980s, both were rated R. But their sequels arrived with PG-13 marks — even though the level of violence had actually escalated.
Critics have blasted Hollywood's movie...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:54 PM
With its multidisciplinary mix of movies, music and technology, the South by Southwest festival has a reputation as a hip, forward-looking affair. But one of the unofficial themes to emerge at this year's SXSW Film Festival, which kicked off Friday, is...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 12:41 PM
Superpowers aren't necessarily a benefit if you don't know how to use them properly, as the three comrades at the heart of this sci-fi tale learn rather quickly.
Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell and Michael B. Jordan play the central trio, which largely uses...
| Feb 2, 2012
*** (out of four)
Dude. What if you could skip rocks … with your mind?
OK, the set-up behind “Chronicle,” whose title could pretty much be the title of any movie ever, may sound stupid: Three Seattle teenagers (Michael B. Jordan of...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 7:51 PM
"Chronicle"is a very nifty first effort from director Josh Trank and screenwriter Max Landis.
Max is the son of legendary John Landis of "Animal House," "Trading Places" and "Twilight Zone" fame. This new film blends several movie genres in thoughtful...
| Feb 3, 2012
The new movie "Chronicle" tweaks the food-footage formula so popular in horror movies today with a superhero slant and some teen angst, and the result is earning favorable reviews....