| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Director Guy Ritchie established his credentials for outrageous noisy action flicks with "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels."
He put the dignified Sherlock Holmes series on steroids with his first big budget effort in 2009. He added top-notch special...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 10:00 PM
***1/2 (out of four)
The reason Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl weren’t cast: Dylan (Justin Timberlake) is no arrogant chauvinist, and Jamie (Mila Kunis) is no needy hot mess. They’re sure they can maintain their friendship while...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Novelist Janet Evanovich's bounty hunter character Stephanie Plum makes her movie debut in the persona of Katherine Heigl, as this less-than-successful adaptation details the jobless divorcee's entry into the fugitive-chasing game.
Her first target turns...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 3:10 PM
While overall on-location film production in the greater Los Angeles area was up last year, Glendale has had a hard time competing with neighboring areas in attracting film shoots.
There were 234 film permits pulled in Glendale last year, down roughly...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 2:48 PM
Star trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak of Los Angeles has a celebrity client list that would make Ari Gold green with envy. Think Halle Berry, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Common, Al Pacino, Hilary Duff, Jessica Simpson, Eva Mendes, Seth...
| Jan 27, 2012
* (out of four)
Here’s something to bum you out: Sixty years ago, Debbie Reynolds starred in “Singin’ in the Rain.” Now, she’s playing goofy ol’ granny and firing a gun into a turkey in the pathetic “One For...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 10:37 AM
"Beauty and the Beast 3D" (G). Re-release of this Disney story in 3D. An prince (Robby Benson) must remain a hideous Beast until he learns to love someone, in particular village girl Belle (Paige O'Hara). TownMall Cinemas (12:30, 3:30, 6:30,...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 3:51 PM
"Big Miracle" (PG). A newsman in Alaska (John Krasinski) lands a story that could give him the big break he needs to advance his career. With Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell and Dermot Mulroney. TownMall Cinemas (2, 4:40, 7:10 p.m.)...
| 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...
| Sep 18, 2012
Congratulations to Joan Allen, Viola Davis and Helen Hunt, who will all attend the Chicago International Film Festival (Oct. 11-25) to accept a Silver Hugo award for "significant achievements and contributions to the arts," the fest announced this...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 8:12 PM
Whether it was the two-story entry hall that doubled as a gym or the 60-foot swimming pool with underwater speakers, Ryan Phillippe's tricked-out home in Hollywood Hills West enticed a buyer to shell out $6 million.
Still, that wasn't enough to spare...