| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Amazon announced Monday that it has set the premiere dates for its first two original series. "Alpha House" will begin streaming on Nov. 15, and "Betas" will follow a week later on Nov. 22.
Amazon doesn't plan on hewing to the Netflix formula, however,...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:30 PM
CBS Films has released a new trailer for "Inside Llewyn Davis," the Ethan and Joel Coen story of a struggling folk musician that is due in theaters Dec. 6 following its successful world premiere in May’s Cannes Film Festival.
The movie is set...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:07 PM
The Laguna Beach Film Society presents a screening of "The Big Lebowski" at 7 p.m. July 18 at Laguna South Coast Cinema, 162 S. Coast Hwy.
Tickets for the 1998 comedy, which was directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and features Jeff Bridges and John Goodman,...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Hampton Roads isn't Hollywood.
But sometimes, every so often, we act like it is.
Take, for example, last year, when Tom Hanks and friends came to Norfolk and Virginia Beach to film "Captain Phillips," a dramatization of the recent incident in which...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Amazon Studios has put into production three comedy pilots as the online retail giant deepens its investment in original content for its Prime Instant Video streaming service.
The studio struck deals with several established Hollywood writers and...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 10:56 AM
The most important TV moment of 2013 didn’t even happen on television.
It came on Feb. 1 when Netflix made all 13 episodes of season one of “House of Cards” available online for its subscribers.
Social media and the Internet lit up the...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:21 PM
I've been a fan of the Coen Brothers' eccentric dark humor for many years. Their unique offbeat style is exemplified in noteworthy movies like "Fargo," "The Big Lebowski" and "No Country for Old Men." This time around, they target a much smaller...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Movie previews: A listing in the...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Gray is the new black. Night, the new day. Rain, the new sun. Clouds gather, shadows linger. The Oscar-nominated cinematographers' images fill the screen with a beauty only possible in worlds gone monochromatic, turning the most elemental of color...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The memoir "12 Years A Slave" was published in 1853, a year after Harriet Beecher Stowe's classic, "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
Now Solomon Northup's personal narrative is a bestseller — 161 years after it first came out — through a tie-in to the...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:00 PM
These days, it seems as if the collective voice of moviegoers echoes the Taylor Swift lament "Why you gotta be so mean?"
And for once they're not talking about me or my fellow critics.
The discontent and, in some cases, the disdain is directed at some...