| Jan 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Leonardo DiCaprio has sold his beach house compound in Malibu for $17.35 million.
The leading man had leased out the oceanfront Cape Cod-inspired property in the summer of 2012 at $150,000 a month. Then about a year ago he put it up for sale at $23...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:32 AM
We may still be digesting “American Hustle,” “Her” and the surge of movies from the end of 2013, but with the calendar flipping to January, it’s not too soon to look ahead. The year 2014 promises to be a big and at times...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:30 AM
If you're suffering Hollywood career doubts and need a little advice, there are worse people you could turn to than Christopher Nolan.
That's the situation Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister found himself in several years ago when he debated...
| 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 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 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...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 7:49 PM
Gore Verbinski directed the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise. The special effects expertise of Industrial Light and Magic were a key to his success. Their pedigree goes all the way back to the "Star Wars" series. Their skills were sharpened on the...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 1:47 PM
From its inception, the MTV Movie Awards sounded like a strange hybrid.
Honoring long-form movies on the music video channel? This sounded like a one-time special doomed to tank. Yet on Sunday, June 5, the 2011 edition marks the honors' 20th annual...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 6:01 PM
Keep your eyes on Tom Hardy. Before the Brit starred in films like "Inception" or this year's "Warrior," he scorched the small screen as thuggish Freddie Jackson in the 2009 British miniseries "The Take" (8 p.m. Friday, Encore; 3.5 stars).
| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:08 AM
Joseph Gordon-Levitt builds on his successes in "(500) Days of Summer" and "Inception" via his intriguing teamwork with Seth Rogen in this comedy-drama, which writer Will Reiser based on his own bout with cancer.
Gordon-Levitt plays a patient whose...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 10:06 AM
Pretty much the grown-up version of "Kick-Ass," this dark, well-cast comedy stars Rainn Wilson ("The Office") as a self-styled superhero who hits the streets as the Crimson Bolt after his ex-drug addict wife (Liv Tyler) runs off with a dealer (Kevin...