| Dec 15, 2011
Allow me to begin my take on this morning's Golden Globe nominations with a sigh of relief: the extremely shallow, incredibly exploitative assumed Oscar contender "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," one of the worst movies of the year, received zero...
| Mar 14, 2013
Negative five stars (out of four)
An instant landmark of crap, “Upside Down” begins with an interminable voiceover as Adam (the permanently earnest Jim Sturgess of “Cloud Atlas”) utters, “The universe is so full of wonders,&...
| Mar 14, 2013
All you need is love, according to "Upside Down," to save your planet from the dystopian doldrums. Nice sentiment: Fritz Lang's "Metropolis," among others, got there first.
This new movie — like its heroine, a little foggy in the noggin — is...
| Mar 21, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
Perhaps the sight of Bella—er, Kristen Stewart—in the buff will attract people to “On the Road.” Or they’ll flock to it merely because they're curious to see how Jack Kerouac’s self-indulgent 1957...
| Mar 21, 2013
An eternal fountain of adolescence, Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" went through many permutations between its point of origin, 1948, and its point of notorious, divisive publication, 1957. The best description of it came from Kerouac himself, in a journal...
| Sep 30, 2012
Set aside those pots of sheer glosses and tubes of shimmer.
For fall, fashionable lips will be wearing liquid lipsticks, a new generation of lip cosmetics designed to go on almost like paint, create a stained or lacquered effect and last all day —...
| May 16, 2012
| 7:05 AM
Unlike some blockbuster stage musicals that debut on Broadway before hitting the road for a national tour, "Bring It On: The Musical" is taking something of a reverse route -- touring first and then booking a Broadway engagement.
| Jun 12, 2012
| 8:01 PM
As a part of the Burbank Public Library's continuing “Meet the Author” program, the library this past week gave Burbankers the opportunity to spend an evening with legendary nightclub owner and filmmaker Fred Weintraub.
Staged by Library...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 1:04 PM
The Amazing Spider-Man ***
En lugar de un filme repleto de acción, The Amazing Spider-Man es una conmovedora historia de amor.
Este cambio no tiene nada de negativo ya que significa un buen intento por revivir la serie dándole un nuevo giro. El asunto...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 12:37 PM
If it seems like only a few years since we thrilled to director Sam Raimi's “Spider-Man” trilogy, well ... that's because it was. Raimi's films were released in 2002, 2004, and 2007. After a mere five years, Sony is starting all over again....
| Jul 8, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Hordes of moviegoers were bitten by the "Spider-Man" bug this weekend, as the superhero flick flew to the top of the box office.
The 3-D reboot starring Andrew Garfield as the web-slinger debuted on Tuesday and grossed a healthy $140 million during its...