| Jan 31, 2013
We've been here before. The Sylvester Stallone vehicle "Bullet to the Head" concludes with an ax fight featuring Stallone against his sneering, murderous adversary, played by Jason Momoa, going at it like maniacs in the bowels of an abandoned power plant,...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 2:07 PM
In the 1970s and early '80s, a Walter Hill movie had a very good chance of being very good. And very different from the previous Walter Hill movie.
In Hill's directorial feature debut "Hard Times" (1975), Charles Bronson plays a taciturn bare-knuckle...
| Apr 11, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
Taking a break from being a tabloid punchline, Shia LaBeouf stars in “The Company You Keep” with an all-star team of veterans: Robert Redford (who also directed), Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie, Chris Cooper, Nick Nolte,...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:09 AM
A lot of performers who come out of comedy, sketch and improvisation would rather die than do next-to-nothing on camera. Kristen Wiig, on the other hand — no problem. She can watch, and listen and be interesting. She's comfortable working on a small...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Neither fish nor fowl, neither foul nor inspiring, director and co-writer Darren Aronofsky's strange and often rich new movie "Noah" has enough actual filmmaking to its name to deserve better handling than a plainly nervous Paramount Pictures has given...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:00 PM
* (out of four)
If you collect a massive variety of species into a confined space for a long period of time, the animals will need to go to the bathroom. They’ll need to eat. They probably will not all hang together like mellow, long-lost pals.
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:00 PM
*1/2 (out of four)
For anyone who didn’t read Lois Lowry’s novel “The Giver” in junior high (that includes me), the big-screen adaptation will make you much more upset with “Divergent.” What a freakin’ ripoff...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Fall comes. Not such a big deal as it was back before there were 27 TV seasons in a year and a thousand new shows starting every week, but there are still something like a million series premiering on 6 billion channels between now and the end of the...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:20 PM
It's hard not to take the death of Paul Mazursky personally.
When Jill Clayburgh's character was unceremoniously uncoupled in Paul Mazursky's "An Unmarried Woman" in 1978, a generation of American women were right there with her, rocked by the realities...
| Apr 19, 2012
One of Hollywood' most venerable movie palaces, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, is celebrating its 85th birthday this year. And as part of the theater's celebrations, the Chinese is offering a "25 Cent Movie Mondays" series. The first movie screening this...
| Oct 8, 2009
Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley said today that all the medical marijuana dispensaries in the county are operating illegally, and that "they are going to be prosecuted." There are hundreds of dispensaries throughout the county, including...