| Oct 7, 2012
| 9:05 AM
Moviegoers were held captive by "Taken 2" at the box office this weekend, as the Liam Neeson sequel had a superb No. 1 debut.
The kidnapping action-thriller opened to a strong $50 million, according to an estimate from distributor Twentieth Century Fox....
| Sep 30, 2012
| 8:37 AM
"Hotel Transylvania" sank its teeth into the competition this weekend, as the animated film easily ruled the box office.
The 3-D monster flick, which features classic characters such as Dracula and the Mummy, had the biggest September opening ever with...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 4:00 PM
"Dredd" (R). In the future, a tough cop serves as judge, jury and executioner. With Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headeya. TownMall Cinemas (1:50,4:50* p.m.)
"End of Watch" (R). Police partners form a close bond, and also share a...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:27 PM
David Ayers wrote and directed "End of Watch." He also wrote the gritty cop drama "Training Day," which earned Denzel Washington an Oscar for best actor. This new film careens across the screen with all the non-stop action you expect from a serious film...
| 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 24, 2012
| 12:52 PM
In the weekend's box-office face-off between two young Hollywood stars, Jake Gyllenhaal reigned victorious.
On Sunday, studio estimates indicated that the 31-year-old's police drama "End of Watch" tied Jennifer Lawrence's "House at the End of the Street"...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 9:16 AM
Despite the arrival of four new films in theaters this weekend, moviegoers weren't interested in heading to the box office.
For the fourth consecutive weekend, ticket sales were down compared with the same period in 2011, as none of the fresh arrivals at...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 10:51 AM
"2016 Obama's America" (PG). Documentary based on Dinesh D'Souza's book, "The Roots of Obama's Rage." TownMall Cinemas (12:45 p.m.)
"Dredd" (R). In the future, a tough cop serves as judge, jury and executioner. With Karl Urban, Olivia...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 7:44 AM
Michael Pena wanted to sit closer to the floor-to-ceiling windows at NoMI during a recent lunch — and who wouldn't? The trendy restaurant on the seventh floor of the Park Hyatt hotel offers customers a scenic view of Michigan Avenue and the Water...
| Sep 20, 2012
Writer-director David Ayer has described his new film "End of Watch" as akin to "watching YouTube — where something in your mind tells you this is real. This film is like YouTube meets 'Training Day' in a lot of ways." (Ayer wrote "Training Day,"...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 2:18 PM
If "End of Watch" had been just "another predictable cop movie," Jake Gyllenhaal says, he would not have done it.
"I chose this because it had heart," Gyllenhaal said. He and Chicago native Michael Pena star as two LAPD police officers that spend half...