| Dec 29, 2012
| 4:32 PM
"Django Unchained" (R). A slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. With Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. TownMall Cinemas (12:15, 3:45, 7:20, 10:50 p.m.)
| Mar 27, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Right in the middle of "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," which is one sort of action movie, there's another, better one that lasts five or six very good minutes.
We're in the Himalayas, where the fancy ninjas such as Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Lee) and Snake Eyes...
| 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,...
| Dec 2, 2012
"Flight" (R). An airline pilot makes a heroic landing, but in the aftermath faces a level of scrutiny he didn't expect. With Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Tamara Tunie, Nadine...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 4:07 PM
"End of Watch" (R). Police partners form a close bond, and also share a challenging life on the street. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña. TownMall Cinemas (7:00 p.m.)
"Killing Them Softly" (R). A mob enforcer goes after a pair of low-...
| 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...