| Jan 12, 2013
| 1:14 PM
It's hard to resist Los Angeles-based films noir -- "Chinatown," "Kiss Me Deadly," "The Big Sleep" being only a few of the best -- but "Gangster Squad" is a bit more resistible than most. Director Ruben Fleischer and screenwriter Will Beall have morphed...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 5:52 PM
In August 2001, Dick Butkus was approached with a deal.
If he would record a radio advertisement, he would be given an EBCT heart scan. The scan normally would have cost about $15,000 and insurance didn't cover it.
"What the hell," Butkus said. "I hadn'...
| Nov 22, 2012
If it weren't for Kate Lyn Sheil, who has a couple of scenes as a blase Brooklyn waitress inexplicably ending up in the protagonist's bed, "The Comedy" might well have qualified as the worst film of 2012. This portrait of the desultory white male as...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The Company You Keep * * *
Robert Redford retorna como actor y director en un filme nostálgico que hace recordar el idealismo que impregnó al cine norteamericano de los años 70, época en que las películas cuestionaban al gobierno, los políticos y los...
| 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 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...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 7:28 PM
Sue Mengers, an unapologetically brash talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79.
For two decades, Mengers was one of...
| Oct 2, 2011
Peter Gent, who turned his vivid memories of a five-year career as a wide receiver with the Dallas Cowboys into the blisteringly candid bestselling novel "North Dallas Forty," has died. He was 69.
Gent, a standout basketball player at Michigan State...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Oscars 2012: The Envelope's Gold Standard columnist Glenn Whipp predicts the Oscar winners in the four acting categories....
| Feb 26, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Nick Nolte wasn't very excited to be at the Oscars on Sunday. "I'm not really excited deep down inside," the supporting actor nominee admitted. Nick Nolte is nominated for supporting actor for "The Warrior."...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Coming this weekend: Television's most-lauded drama, “Mad Men,” returns. “Luck” ends its run on HBO. And a “Friends” star joins “The Good Wife.” All three programs start at 9 p.m. Sunday. The biggest news:...