| Sep 17, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Yes, of course, "The Social Network" will be nominated at the Oscars for best picture, director (David Fincher) and screenplay (Aaron Sorkin), but what about those tricky acting slots? Jesse Eisenberg has a good shot at making the list for lead actor, but...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Seven actors have won Academy Awards for performances in non-English-language roles. Four of them are Marion Cotillard ("La Vie en Rose") speaking French, Roberto Benigni ("Life Is Beautiful") and Sophia Loren ("Two Women") speaking Italian and Penelope...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 8:05 AM
Seth Rogen was controversial casting as the playboy by day, masked hero by night who has informed comic books and television and radio shows over many years.
The result is uneven under director Michel Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"), but...
| Sep 23, 2010
| 4:45 PM
One of the reasons "The Last Picture Show" is my favorite movie of all time is the performance of the actress who won the Oscar for her performance in it — and who is entertaining audiences at the Laguna Playhouse this weekend.
Cloris Leachman, a...
| May 25, 2012
| 11:29 AM
CANNES, France — Here’s why the world’s greatest film festival, the one on the Cote d’Azur, means something, and to some filmmakers means everything — even if a lot of the surrounding movies are lame.
The other evening at...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 8:15 PM
Let’s first address the elephant in the room – the goofy title. Well, in the mid-60s there was a movie called Billy the Kid vs. Dracula. And last year we had the surprisingly entertaining Cowboys & Aliens.
I’m not familiar with the book...
| Feb 16, 2012
In "This Means War,"the CIA operatives played by Chris Pine and Tom Hardy fall for the same woman, a consumer products tester played by Reese Witherspoon. At first the boys agree to let the best agent win, seduction-wise, while Witherspoon's Lauren...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 12:41 AM
There’s nothing more interesting than watching a movie about a person I knew nothing about. I didn’t know a thing about Oskar Schindler when I saw that. I was surprised at how entertaining and moving it was.
Leopold Socha is a lot like...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 11:32 AM
A circus provides the setting for this slow-paced but well-acted adaptation of Sara Gruen's best-seller, casting "Twilight" fan favorite Robert Pattinson as a Depression-era veterinary student who goes AWOL after his parents die.
He hooks up with a...
| Jul 29, 2011
I had the same feeling watching the first 15 minutes of this movie as I did with Inglourious Basterds. I wished Quentin Tarantino had just made a straight war picture. In this, I was thinking director Jon Favreau should’ve just done a straight...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 4:00 AM
I'm an evangelical Christian in a country where that is not a political statement. My husband and I have been married five years. We have great sex several times a week despite having two kids under age 2. We get along so well that even a couple of my...