| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Director Roland Emmerich is the master of action movies high in calories but low in nutritional value. "Independence Day," "The Day After Tomorrow" and "2012" are among his previous credits. Great production values and cinematography are utilized only...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Movie previews: A listing in the...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:37 PM
This sequel to Robert Rodriguez's 2010 “Machete” — a semi-retro action vehicle for Danny Trejo — came and went quickly enough last year that I somehow missed it, despite being a big fan of the original and of Trejo. (How big a fan?...
| Aug 14, 2013
"I played cops before in my life. In Mexico I have very deep, serious training, and I have been very well trained," says Demian Bichir of "The Bridge." "And I am very good with all kinds of weapons, something that needs to be supervised by federal...
| Jul 5, 2013
The Bridge premieres Wednesday, July 10, at 10pm ET on FX. Two bodies. Two nations. One bridge. That’s the irresistible — and undeniably gruesome — setup of FX’s tense, sure-to-be-controversial crime drama The Bridge, which...
| Oct 14, 2013
On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 14-20 Not too Many Big-name titles debuting this week, but there's still plenty on offer: The Heat Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy star in this buddy cop comedy about an uptight FBI agent who must partner with a...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 9:53 PM
The Screen Actors Guild handed out three of its five film awards Sunday night to performers in the 1960s civil rights drama "The Help," injecting a little excitement into the Oscar race.
The cast of the film received the group's top honor, the SAG...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 10:00 PM
**1/2 (out of four)
Luis (Jose Julian) is an ungrateful, troublemaking, 14-year-old punk, but his undocumented single dad Carlos (Demian Bichir) still works his tail off to provide for his son. Carlos gets desperate when his plan to buy a truck and...
| Jan 29, 2012
What sets the Screen Actors Guild Awards apart from all the other major televised awards shows? It doesn't bestow best picture honors. This guild keeps its focus on performances -- its trophy is called "the Actor."
So the race to watch on Sunday is...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:08 PM
John Osborne wrote the key post-World War II British drama "Look Back in Anger," later filmed in 1959. By contrast there’s very little anger in all the look-backs among this year’s Academy Award nominations. Oscar's unofficial slogan in...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 9:16 AM
No shock that “Hugo” and “The Artist” dominated this year’s Oscar nominations (for a full list, go here. I even wouldn’t have been surprised if the dog from “The Artist” had scored a nom. But there were...