| Mar 29, 2013
| 8:15 AM
The thing that made Tyler Perry rich is much in evidence in "Tyler Perry's Temptation." It was called "Confessions of a Marriage Counselor" when he toured with it on stage.
There's no Madea here. But the women are beautiful, serious about clothes,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:06 PM
There's plenty of R-rated language among the locker rooms, sidelines and offices of the testosterone-fueled NFL, but a new film immersed in that world, "Draft Day," has pulled off a PG-13 rating.
The upcoming football flick directed by Ivan Reitman and ...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Early, bloggy reviews of "Ride Along" have rolled in this week with phrases such as "perfectly acceptable" and "been-there-done-that," suggesting the likely range of opinion. It'll probably be a hit: Audiences are getting precisely what they're promised....
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:50 AM
A comprehensive study of violence in movies rated PG-13 has found that gunplay has tripled in such films since 1985, when the rating was introduced, and further concluded that from 2009 to 2012, PG-13 films have contained as much or more violence than...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Movies aimed at teenagers now include more scenes of gun violence than films made for adults, new research shows.
In 2012, box office hits that received a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Assn. of America contained an average of more than 2.5...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When the first "Die Hard" and "Terminator" movies landed in theaters in the 1980s, both were rated R. But their sequels arrived with PG-13 marks — even though the level of violence had actually escalated.
Critics have blasted Hollywood's movie...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 11:23 AM
The same day this week that French filmmaker Agnes Varda was being feted by the AFI Fest in her November visit to L.A., there was other movie news in the news.
Varda is a cinema ground-breaker, a feminist and artist who was one wave ahead of the New...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:11 PM
"Lee Daniels' The Butler" is neither as good as it might have been nor as bad as survivors of "The Paperboy" may have feared. An ambitious and overdue attempt to create a Hollywood-style epic around the experience of black Americans in general and the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:05 PM
If "The Conjuring" and "Insidious" director James Wan ever made a romantic comedy, one imagines he'd still set it in a creaky old two-story with dark corners and foreboding armoires. For his latest hauntfest "Insidious: Chapter 2," we're back with the...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 9:38 AM
"Admission" (PG-13). An admissions officer for Princeton University takes a surprising detour on the road to happiness. With Tina Fey, Paul Rudd and Michael Sheen. TownMall Cinemas (12:00, 2:35, 5:10, 7:40, 10:15 p.m.)
"The Call" (R). A...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 7:26 AM
"42" (PG-13). Story depicting how Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey changed the game of baseball by breaking the color barrier. With Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford and Nicole Beharie. TownMall Cinemas (1:00,...