| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:51 PM
"Gravity" made history this weekend as it defied industry expectations and shot to No. 1 at the box office, posting the highest October opening ever ($55.6 million).
Much has been made of the film, both critically and by audiences, for its revolutionary...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:35 PM
The Vietnam-era Southern family saga "Jayne Mansfield's Car," Billy Bob Thornton's first directorial outing in more than a decade, is old-fashioned big-cast melodrama, treated by its director as if it were a nostalgic heirloom. Written with Thornton's...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The Berlin Wall was a thing of chicken wire and Kleenex compared with the barrier that once stood between film and television in America.
Unlike British actors, who moved easily between stage, television and film, American movie stars were essentially...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:30 PM
As if the Internet Cat Video Festival weren't bad enough, the unrelenting hunger for everything bacon-related has unleashed the Bacon Film Festival set for Oct. 17 in New York.
Don't expect a whole week of paens to all things porky, though -- it's just...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The marketing of AMC's new drama, "Low Winter Sun," revolves around a moody black-and-white photo of lead actor Mark Strong and the show's tagline: "Good Man. Cop. Killer."
Just another player in the crowded genre of "Gee, it's tough to be a straight...
| Aug 31, 2013
The evening before my wife and I took our eldest child to college, we pulled out a DVD of "Animal House" and watched it together in high definition. It's still pretty funny 35 years after it was first released. This isn't real-life college, we warned...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| Jul 16, 2013
| 7:21 AM
After the coffee. Before slipping out early to watch the All-Star game.
The Skinny: I'm now two episodes behind on CBS' "Under the Dome." We know what that means. I either catch up this week or I'm throwing in the towel. I welcome all thoughts....
| Jul 19, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Thank heavens -- or at least the "Department of Eternal Affairs" -- for Jeff Bridges, whose hilariously free-associative performance as a 19th-century frontier marshal-turned-21st-century undead lawman is like an adrenaline shot to the heart of "R.I.P.D."...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 1:52 PM
While the San Diego Convention Center hosts the fanboys and hit-girls of Comic-Con during the day, in the evening the […]...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 10:41 AM
The premise of "R.I.P.D." is that there is a secret supernatural police force that protects an unknowing humanity from bad souls who want to escape their eternal damnation. So a just-dead Boston cop (Ryan Reynolds), killed by his crooked partner (Kevin...