| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ("Inception") turns auteur as director, writer and star of this enjoyable and often frank romantic comedy, and he makes Scarlett Johansson every bit his equal in the acting department.
They play opposites who become involved, each...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:50 PM
This week's comprehensive study of how violent PG-13 films have become -- gunplay has tripled in such films in the last 30 years, and PG-13 movies are now more violent than R-rated releases -- did not single out specific films.
But in reviewing the...
| 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...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Audiences can see Jared Leto on Nov. 1 in the role that could win him an Oscar, as Focus Features releases "Dallas Buyers Club." By a happy coincidence, Leto's previous film -- a mind-bogglingly obscure $44 million sci-fi epic called "Mr. Nobody" -- opens...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The man behind the two tracks that were each dubbed "the song of the summer" ("Get Lucky" and "Blurred Lines") will help write the soundtrack of next summer: Hans Zimmer has enlisted music producer Pharrell Williams to help score "The Amazing Spider-Man...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Ken Watanabe was born in Uonuma, Japan, on this day in 1959. This birthday guy has an extensive resume in Japanese films and TV, but is no stranger to American audiences, with memorable roles in films such as "Letters from Iwo Jima,"...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara opened up about the dissolution of the deal that saw Thomas Tull's Legendary Pictures finance many of Warner Bros. Pictures' most successful films at USC School of Law event on Saturday.
While he didn't delve too deeply...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The park is named after the late actor and conservationist Leo Carrillo, who played the comic sidekick Pancho in the 1950s Western TV series "The Cisco Kid."
Located along Pacific Coast Highway near the Los Angeles-Ventura County line, it has doubled...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:27 PM
... but what he really wanted to do was direct.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a familiar and widely liked face, a fact adjacent to his being a good actor. His mug has been in America's homes and on various-size screens for most of his 32 years.
He was in "A...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Director Steve McQueen's third feature, "Twelve Years a Slave," screened for the first time Friday evening at the Telluride Film Festival with reviews so strong that its inclusion in this year's Oscar race appears inevitable. While extremely brutal for...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 1:19 PM
There's no dispute that "Despicable Me 2" is a runaway smash.
On Saturday, the animated sequel eclipsed $800 million at the global box office, more than $250 million better than the 2010 original.
That total puts "Despicable Me 2" in the top 40 of...