| Apr 27, 2011
| 1:33 PM
Julia Roberts knows what it's like to go above and beyond as a mother, so she's pleased to showcase others who do, too.
The "Erin Brockovich" Oscar winner is the executive producer and host/narrator of "Extraordinary Moms," a special for Oprah Winfrey'...
| Dec 28, 2010
| 12:33 PM
Director Matt Reeves' ( "Cloverfield") revision of the Swedish thriller "Let the Right One In" generates its own chills, largely through the stunning performance by sweet-faced Chloe Moretz ( "Kick-Ass") as a young vampire.
She comes to the aid of a...
| Feb 15, 2011
While reading the Sunday edition, I came across two articles about the proposed Americana at Brand expansion.
One was a full-page ad saying that Glendale faces an $8-million deficit this year with threats to services like police, fire and parks. Then it...
| May 25, 2012
| 11:29 AM
CANNES, France — Here’s why the world’s greatest film festival, the one on the Cote d’Azur, means something, and to some filmmakers means everything — even if a lot of the surrounding movies are lame.
The other evening at...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 1:20 PM
It may be present day, but it seems like you’re watching a town (and film) from 1963. In fact, if a cell phone didn’t pop up, I would’ve thought it was the early ‘60s.
In the French harbor city of Le Havre, an African refugee...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 12:01 AM
This takes place in Iran (please don’t let the subtitles scare you). It touches upon the unfair divorce laws in the contemporary Islamic part of the world, but it really becomes a courtroom drama about a divorcing couple. And could easily be the...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:06 AM
When I was asked to come up with movies I was looking forward to in 2012, I was first at a loss. As a critic, I find it a lot of fun to do lists of the best/worst of the previous years; but we try not to watch too many trailers. They give away key plot...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Johnny Depp had encountered the writing of "gonzo" journalist Hunter S. Thompson before ("Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"), and in this round, he channels the writer again in the semibiography of a reporter who goes to work in Puerto Rico.
| Apr 12, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
Wow; the ending of “The Cabin in the Woods” rewards patience like few movies rarely do. The crazy, bloody sequence practically epitomizes “give the audience what they want.” And the fanboy contingent that...
| Dec 6, 2011
It has its heart in the right place. It has a great cast. It will get nominated for lots of awards.
It’s an entertaining film, but very flawed.
It’s the story of black maids in Mississippi in the ‘60s, working for rich white families...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 4:54 PM
I liked this movie, but it’s one of those rare films I like and can hardly recommend to my friends. You either have to be a fan of Hunter S. Thompson or madly in love with Johnny Depp, to really appreciate this. That being said, I was never that big...