| Sep 26, 2014
When I was young, whenever I'd go into a new house, I'd pretend I needed to go to the bathroom, and instead go searching for a wardrobe that might take me to Narnia.
American houses are big on closets, so I often wouldn't find a wardrobe, but any...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 11:44 AM
BEIJING -- The Beijing International Film Festival kicked off in the Chinese capital on Wednesday, opening with the French production "Beauty and the Beast" directed by Christophe Gans and starring Léa Seydoux and Vincent Cassel.
In only its fourth...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...
| Oct 31, 2013
"Free Birds" is more proof, as if 2013 needed it, that Hollywood has almost killed the animated goose that laid the golden egg.
No matter that in this case the goose is a turkey. You didn't need to be told that. But a year that has produced the clever...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:40 PM
"Free Birds" is an odd duck. The animated feature has a nifty premise: time-traveling turkeys, for starters. They're critters on a mission, as one would assume, their goal nothing less than rewriting American culinary history — and the fate of their...
| Dec 25, 2012
Merry Christmas! A few TV highlights on this Tuesday: 1. When all the presents are opened, you can enjoy the “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” from 10 a.m. to noon on ABC. The special should help tourism at Disney World and Disneyland. Nick...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 3:35 PM
America's funny lady, Carol Burnett, doesn't dwell on the past. She embraces it.
"I have some wonderful stories to tell, especially about the show," she says.
"The show," of course, is the legendary "Carol Burnett Show" that ran on CBS from 1967-1978....
| Mar 1, 2012
The new animated feature "The Lorax,"known in its entirety as "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" to keep it straight from "John Grisham's The Lorax," does a few smaller things right but the bigger things not quite. I've come to fear these movies. I love Seuss so...
| Mar 1, 2012
*** (out of four)
Nice and easily enjoyable for kids and ex-kids, “The Lorax” promotes the importance of caring about something other than yourself or gifts. Considering the latter frequently feels like the target of most children’s...
| Oct 9, 2012
Coinciding with the comic strip's 65th anniversary, Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" gang--that's Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy and the rest, if your memory needs a reboot--will hit the big screens Nov. 25, 2015, a press release announced this...
| Mar 27, 2011
America’s funny lady, Carol Burnett, doesn’t dwell on the past. She embraces it. “I have some wonderful stories to tell, especially about the show,” she says. “The show,” of course, is the legendary “Carol Burnett...