| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:29 PM
This week's Oscar nominations brought surprises Chief among them: the snubbing of Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow, directors of “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” for director, and the multi-category dominance of upstarts “Beasts...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 11:00 AM
It's as if this year filmmakers remembered why God made movies. In a world of nonstop data where most of the static is gossip in 140 soul-destroying words or less, cinema has had a transcendent 12 months — a visual renaissance that has burned past...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 3:57 PM
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (PG-13). Bilbo Baggins begins a journey to reclaim a stolen treasure. With Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage. TownMall Cinemas (11:00 a.m., 12:00*, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00*, 7:00, 7:30*, 8:00*, 10:50...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 3:44 PM
Hollywood films have for years been doing strong business in China. But rarely does an American film perform better in China that it does stateside.
That's been the case for "Life of Pi," filmmaker Ang Lee's adaptation of the bestselling 2001 novel about...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:18 PM
December's Printers Row Book of the Month was also the top weekend box office draw in mid-December: J.R.R. Tolkien's jaunty adventure "The Hobbit," now in the form of a two-hour-plus 3-D action movie, thanks to New Zealand director Peter Jackson.
| Mar 8, 2013
| 10:33 AM
L. Frank Baum's classic about a wonderful wizard is getting a new look, in a movie prequel called "Oz: The Great & Powerful." This isn't a true adaptation -- in fact, Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion and other key characters do not even appear, and references...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 11:23 AM
I just saw the super-ultra-atmosphere-piercing smash hit musical “The Book of Mormon” and had two conflicting feelings about it. Yes, it’s entertaining, clever, and funny as hell, but also, has anyone noticed, that much like some of...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" will kick off the 66th Festival de Cannes, organizers announced today.
"It is a great honor for all those who have worked on 'The Great Gatsby' to open the Cannes Film Festival," Luhrmann said in a...
| Nov 20, 2012
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Boasting a title that Homer Simpson would decry for false advertising—it’s easy to imagine him hungrily moaning, “Mmm, a life of pie!”—”Life of Pi” is not really about the life of man named...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:45 AM
The Tooth Fairy and her friends will be no match for a couple of sharp-fanged vampires at the box office this Thanksgiving.
After debuting with a massive $141.1 million last weekend, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" is expected to rule the...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 10:00 AM
This holiday season may be the greatest ever for book adaptations, and this week, we have a visual stunner: "Life of Pi," Ang Lee's take on the best-selling Yann Martel novel.
Among the other big adaptations is "Lincoln," the Steven Spielberg movie that...