| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Finally! A comedy that works. An animated film with a look — a kinetic aesthetic honoring its product line's bright, bricklike origins — that isn't like every other clinically rounded and bland digital 3-D effort. A movie that works for the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Parents poking around for things to do with their kids are a diverse lot. So smores and mimosas and Legos and mooncakes and soccer and golf and Tinker Bell and Olivia Newton-John in leather … It’s all good.
The funky and...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here’s who they picked:
Jonathan Groff | Actor
He closed out last year as the voice of the rugged mountain man romantic...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Teaching children about animals by accentuating their similarities to human beings is a great place to start. But penguins aren't people — a fact director Anthony Geffen's "Adventures of the Penguin King" works hard to ignore.
"I haven't been home...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Enjoy the last outdoor movie of the season, "Escape from Planet Earth" (PG), Friday, Sept. 20, at dusk, at McCullough Field Stage at Eighth and Montgomery streets.
This animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to planet Baab where admired astronaut...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Although doggedly held back from reviewers before opening, the Christian-oriented musical drama “Grace Unplugged” proves a far more involving, accessible and enjoyable movie than its peek-a-boo marketing strategy suggested.
The key to its...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:13 AM
Big, bright, often beautiful and essentially an action movie, as are most animated features these days, "Frozen" comes from Walt Disney Animation Studios. While Disney credits the 1845 Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Snow Queen" as primary...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:00 AM
ABC is going all in on Tuesday nights, with four new shows premiering, beginning with "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D". Considering that show's cat's cradle of demographic attractions — Comic books! Joss Whedon! Clark Gregg!! — ABC decided...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:00 AM
During the next two weeks, the networks will be chockablock with tributes marking the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. If you watch only one, let it be "American Experience: JFK," which premieres Monday.
In two two-hour segments on...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Standing in front of his congregation at One Church International, pastor Touré Roberts made an impassioned plea: Go see a Ja Rule movie this weekend.
"I'm excited about this film," the preacher said. "It's almost like God is taking it viral. It comes...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Had it come even a few years into its 21st century rebirth, the 50th anniversary of "Doctor Who," the BBC series about a space-time-traveling alien and the humans he corrals into keeping him company, would not be the worldwide event it is now. But event...