| May 12, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Case in point: Universal's "Neighbors," the dirty-minded comedy starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron that debuted to a glittering $49 million domestically this past weekend.
"It's escapism, and when it works -- and 'Neighbors' worked --...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Hollywood years are like dog years, which means 17 years is a long time. Seventeen years ago Cameron Diaz played the chipper second banana, the other woman, in the Julia Roberts vehicle "My Best Friend's Wedding." While that movie really belonged to...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:05 PM
"Brick Mansions," Paul Walker's penultimate film (prior to "Fast & Furious 7"), is a dumb and ugly action picture that works strictly as a reminder of the late actor's head-turning good looks and modest charisma. Otherwise, this remake of the 2004...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:40 PM
For those lacking the funds, the time or the fake-fur leggings to attend the Electric Daisy Carnival, an annual electronic dance music bacchanal in Las Vegas, the new infomercial-style documentary "Under the Electric Sky," produced by the event's...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Kevin Costner is two-for-two. Six months after his football movie "Draft Day" won its appeal to the Motion Picture Assn. of America to overturn an initial R rating, Costner persuaded the organization to do the same for his upcoming drama "Black and White....
| Aug 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Fine wine or a favorite pair of blue jeans may get better with age, but the same can't be said for '80s and '90s action heroes — at least not according to reviews of "The Expendables 3," the latest installment of Sylvester Stallone and company's...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:00 PM
They may be expendable, but there sure are a lot of them.
A total of 17 actors, starting with series instigator and star Sylvester Stallone, get their names above the title on "The Expendables 3," playing returning members of this venerable mob of...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Action/Adventure/Comedy. Rated PG-13, 101 min.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi. Rated PG-13, 121 min.
Into the Storm – Action/Thriller. Rated PG13, 89 min.
The Hundred-Foot Journey ...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:30 PM
In the moviegoer's hierarchy of needs, a PG-13 "Expendables" is about as essential as a Joel Schumacher remake of "Tokyo Story." Or, to put it in terms more appropriate to its target audience: You need "The Expendables 3" like you need a kick in the...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Funded by the studios and lousy with hypocrisy, the Motion Picture Association of America's rating system routinely leads to head-scratchers that defy logic and, in their small way, promulgate our image as a bloodthirsty yet prudish nation — crazy...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 7:56 AM
'If I Stay'
Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements and some sexual material
Summary: A car wreck puts a teen girl into a coma, and she takes stock of her life to decide whether or not she wants to live.
Kid attractor: Chloe Grace Moretz and Jamie...