| Feb 8, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Newly relaunched Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is finalizing a deal for Sony Pictures to handle worldwide distribution of its movies and DVDs and for the two studios to co-finance upcoming films, according to people familiar with the situation. As part of the...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Sony may not have the lion all to itself. The recently restructured Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is in negotiations to renew its DVD worldwide distribution agreement with 20th Century Fox. The News Corp.-owned studio would continue to release MGM's vast film...
| Oct 8, 2010
| 10:13 AM
It's back to "Gladiator" territory as this adventure from writer-director Neil Marshall ("The Descent") focuses on Roman warriors who must fend for themselves when their leader is captured by enemy troops.
They ultimately decide on what could turn out to...
| May 5, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Intriguing title aside, the mythical fire-breathers in "There Be Dragons" are strictly metaphorical. In both ambition and approach, "Dragons" echoes Roland Joffe's career-defining early work as he brings sweeping production values to overtly Christian...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 1:26 PM
Noted earlier for her roles in such movies as "Quantum of Solace" and "The Disappearance of Alice Creed," British actress Gemma Arterton came into her own with many critics for her title performance in director Stephen Frears' comedy - adapted from a...
| Oct 21, 2010
| 1:00 PM
Currently getting strong notices for "Tamara Drewe," Gemma Arterton ( "Quantum of Solace") spends lots of time restrained as the disappeared Alice in writer-director J. Blakeson's melodrama.
The character belongs to a rich British family targeted for a...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Operation Splash Kaiser Permanente 626-405-2652 ww.kaiserpermanente.com Its Summertime! Time to swim! Thousands of youngsters and their parents are eligible for learn-to-swim scholarships and junior lifeguard programs in low-income communities. Its...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 11:10 PM
As patrons sipped their chilled martinis — shaken, not stirred — fortunes of funny money were won and lost.
Red or black, odd or even, all was good fun at the roulette tables set up Thursday night for the Pacific Symphony's "The Music of...
| Aug 23, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
A few years ago, an adaptation of co-writer/co-director Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel “Persepolis”—a visually creative but simplistic, episodic take on personal and political struggles—received far...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 1:01 PM
If you're a James Bond devotee, you may want to put your life on hold for a month or so. That's about the amount of time it will take to get through this boxed set that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the spy movie franchise by gathering all 22 of...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 9:11 AM
A Miami hotel circa 1959 is the setting of this evocative drama made for the cable channel Starz, with Jeffrey Dean Morgan ("Watchmen") as the owner who owes a lot - much more than he wishes he did - to a local mobster (Danny Huston).
He tries to keep...