| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Last year, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" had film critics wagging their fingers over Peter Jackson and company's decision to stretch J.R.R. Tolkien's slim children's novel "The Hobbit" into a movie trilogy, one that got off to a plodding start....
| Dec 14, 2013
| 9:59 AM
To no one's surprise, Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" laid waste to the competition at the box office on Friday, earning an estimated $31 million.
Starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen as the wizard Gandalf, the...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The M Word
At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....
| May 10, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Hill Street Blues: The Complete Series
Shout! Factory, $199.99
For seven seasons between 1981 and 1987, "Hill Street Blues" helped define how sophisticated TV drama could be, telling fast-paced, blackly comic stories about jaded lawmen and vicious...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Acclaimed director Richard Donner says there’s going to be a “Goonies” sequel and he wants the whole cast back.
Tmz.com has him on video making the declaration. Can we hold him to it? He was signing autographs (which he seemed...
| Mar 2, 2014
Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1
Available on VOD beginning March 6
It's hard to know how to evaluate this because Lars von Trier's two-hour character sketch is, on its own, an unfinished film, ending on a cliffhanger that suggests a change of gears for the...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:00 PM
* (out of four)
I don’t know if Playgirl Forum exists. If it does, the ridiculous story behind “Labor Day” may have been ripped straight from the archives. Despite starring Kate Winslet and being written and directed by Jason Reitman (&...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:19 PM
During the quiet Super Bowl weekend, Zac Efron's new R-rated comedy, "That Awkward Moment," will likely sack "Ride Along" and Jason Reitman's new effort, "Labor Day."
Written and directed by first-timer Tom Gormican, the raunchy "That Awkward Moment,"...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:21 AM
The thesis of "Labor Day," taken from Joyce Maynard's novel, was summed up well by The Washington Post headline affixed to the Post's book review: "Sometimes it's okay to pick up a scary drifter."
In the fictitious town of Holton Mills, N.H., 13-year-...
| Jan 31, 2014
In "Labor Day," the film adaptation of Joyce Maynard's 2009 novel, a depressed divorced woman named Adele (Kate Winslet in a Golden Globe-nominated performance) and her 13-year-old son Henry find their lives transformed when an escaped murderer named...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Two very different buddy comedies vied for the No. 1 spot at the box office over the weekend.
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart's tough-talking cop romp "Ride Along" outgunned former Disney-bred teen idol Zac Efron's "That Awkward Moment" to emerge victorious...