| Apr 11, 2013
Some actors are lucky. In the third act of their careers, they become dream versions of their own parents, or grandparents. Paul Newman did that. So did Katharine Hepburn. We got to know them, and love them, at one age; then, against every Hollywood...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:15 PM
The empire of mobster Mickey Cohen (played by Sean Penn in top surly, snarling form) is targeted by an elite team of 1940s Los Angeles cops in this stylishly staged saga.
Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling play the lawmen selected by the city's police chief...
| May 17, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Nearly a quarter century ago, Gary Stevens was an up-and-coming jockey in Southern California, hoping to make his mark on the sport, put a lot of money in the bank and move on to something else as quickly as possible.
A conversation he had with one of...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"WELL, I gave Jennifer a call. I said, 'I have a great role for you in a film called, 'Parker.' So she knew she didn't have the lead!"
That was director Taylor Hackford at the Museum of Modern Art last week, speaking prior to the screening of his new...
| 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 30, 2013
| 10:09 PM
Bullet to the Head
Like the amped up comeback tour of two rockers who had their heyday sometime in the mid-’80s, Sylvester Stallone and director Walter Hill (“48 HRS.,’’ ‘‘The Warriors’’)...
| 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...
| May 14, 2013
| 2:30 PM
TrustNordisk has nabbed international sales on Hans Petter Molandâs comedy âThe Prize Idiot,â starring Stellan Skarsgard and Bruno Ganz.
Penned by Kim Fupz Aakeson (âA Somewhat Gentle Manâ) and produced by Paradox Film, the $6.1 million pic...
| May 16, 2013
| 12:39 PM
CANNES, France — The Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky has made only seven features in his nearly half-century career, but his legendary midnight movie "El Topo," a wigged-out peyote western that played to New York audiences for months in 1970,...
| Aug 23, 2012
The inexplicable months of delay between Brian Urlacher's left knee injury and an arthroscopic procedure to reduce pain and swelling a little more than a week ago is pretty difficult to understand.
Why would the Bears and Urlacher gamble waiting for...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:39 PM
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...