| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:20 PM
You may have missed it for the racket produced by the majority of movies currently going boom-boom — or, in the case of "The Lone Ranger," bust-bust — at the multiplex. But with the arrival of Sundance Film Festival sensation "Fruitvale...
| May 30, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The schedule for Kristen Tett's Cinema Classics series at Triangle Square Cinemas doesn't look like the syllabus for a film studies class, exactly. This year's offerings run the gamut from critical darlings (the first two "Godfather" movies, "Vertigo") to...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Once in a while, a movie slips under your radar. For about, oh, 20 years. In 'Big-screen blind spot,' we sit down with those 'classic' movies everybody but us has seen and give them the nostalgia critic treatment.
Confession: Until last week, I hadn't...