| Jan 5, 2012
| 7:11 PM
"The Darkest Hour" is the latest film to focus on the invasion of Earth by aliens from outer space.
The strange invaders are without any solid form. They appear as shape-shifting units of powerful glowing energy. They float down from the sky looking very...
| Feb 23, 2012
* (out of four)
“Act of Valor” began as a small recruiting film. Five years and a script from one of the writers of “300” later, that's still all it is.
I definitely don’t understand how the Navy thought the best way to...
| Oct 5, 2011
Trumpet player in 'Chinatown' and other films
Uan Rasey, 90, a first-call trumpet player for MGM and other studio orchestras best known for his evocative solo in Roman Polanski's 1974 film "Chinatown," died Sept. 26 at Kaiser Permanente...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 3:44 PM
John C. Reilly was nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role in “Chicago” and appeared in the critically acclaimed films “Gangs of New York,” “The Aviator” and “Boogie Nights.” And yet, most...
| Nov 17, 2011
This fall, theater fans may be in for a little déjà vu: "Carnage," "Ides of March," "A Dangerous Method" and "War Horse" are all films, opening from October through December, that have been adapted from plays. All are also popping up with early buzz,...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Todd Akin's idiocy appears to be infectious.
The evil genius of the Missouri congressman's comments is that they lend themselves to such broad interpretations -- and misinterpretations.
By now his remarks are familiar, but just in case ...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 12:19 PM
We have all seen adults acting — to borrow a song lyric — more like children than children. But, if you’re lucky, you’ve never met anyone quite like the people who spout, spar and spew in “God of Carnage,” the Tony...
| Oct 7, 2012
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 292 pp., $24
In fiction, when country naifs ship off to the big city to reinvent themselves, they go to New York or Paris. On the off chance...
| Jul 19, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
"Trishna" opens as if it could be an Indian cousin of "The Hangover," as Jay (Riz Ahmed of "Four Lions") and his fellow vacationing dudes either lounge and laugh freely or lay around nursing the night before.
Few of the women in this...
| Mar 8, 2012
Maxwell S. Keith, the defense attorney for two members of the Manson family who went to prison for their roles in the grisly 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders, died Tuesday of natural causes in the San Luis Obispo County town of Templeton, his family said. He...
| Apr 4, 2011
TMZ is reporting that Lindsay Lohan is being offered the role of Sharon Tate, Roman Polanski's wife, murdered by Charles Manson's gang in the late 1960s. The film is to be directed by a photographer, Tyler Shields, who is also playing Manson, and one of...