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  • Film Review: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' a slow, empty quest

    Film Review: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' a slow, empty quest
    In "Hector and the Search for Happiness," Hector (Simon Pegg) is a psychiatrist with a touch of Walter Mitty in him. He daydreams about being a WWI pilot, but other than the need for this little indulgence in childhood fancy, he seems to have an ideal...
  • Film Review: 'Adult Beginners'

    Career setbacks, marital woes, the bonds of family and the challenges of child rearing make for familiar but sturdy entertainment in "Adult Beginners," a warmly appealing dramedy about two grown-up siblings who reconnect at an uneasy moment in their...
  • Broad Green Pictures Nabs North American Rights to 'Eden'

    "Eden," a chronicle of the rise of the electronic dance movement in Paris, will bust a move on this side of the Atlantic. Broad Green Pictures (BGP) has nabbed North American distribution rights to the film following its world premiere at the Toronto...
  • Any way you slice it, 'Boxtrolls' is an unwieldy visual feast

      Any way you slice it, 'Boxtrolls' is an unwieldy visual feast
    Many intriguing unlovelies are found in "The Boxtrolls," a new 3-D animated fable that lifts liberally from the sketches and dark sensibility of Alan Snow's creepy-good children's novel "Here Be Monsters." A rich voice cast adds oomph, led by a...
  • The Fall Movie Preview list of films

     The Fall Movie Preview list of films
    The 2014 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Oct. 31. Release dates and other details, as compiled here by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. Sept. 10 My Old Lady A down-on-his-luck New Yorker inherits a Parisian...
  • Box Office: 'Maze Runner' Will Outrace 'Walk Among the Tombstones'

    "The Maze Runner" is hurtling towards theaters this weekend, with the sleek look of a young adult franchise in the making. The adaptation of James Dashner's post-apocalyptic bestseller mixes a dash of "Lord of the Flies" and a dollop of "The Hunger...
  • 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' not a blissful encounter

     'Hector and the Search for Happiness' not a blissful encounter
    In "Hector and the Search for Happiness," a bedtime story for the eternal man-child, Simon Pegg plays a psychiatrist who lives in a world of WASP male privilege yet remains dissatisfied with his existence. Hector's premature bout of midlife crisis...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Sons of Anarchy' on FX

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Sons of Anarchy' on FX
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download (updated Sept. 9, 12:45 p.m.) TV listings for the week of Sept. 7 - 13, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Food...
  • Toronto: Casts Collide at HFPA/InStyle Festival Bash

    The annual HFPA and InStyle Toronto Film Festival bash moved a couple days earlier on the party grid this year. Its Saturday slot ensured the reliably elegant event was a destination for a larger-than-ever contingent of leading ladies and gents -- many...
  • Toronto: Simon Pegg on Robin Williams' Suicide, Christopher Plummer Knocks Retirement

    Simon Pegg and Christopher Plummer may be busy hawking "Hector and the Search for Happiness" at this year's Toronto Film Festival, but the stars of the offbeat comedy aren't so sold on the concept of happiness itself. At least not happiness of the pure,...
  • 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Sequel in the Works

    Fox 2000 has tapped "Elf" scribe David Berenbaum to write a sequel to the 1993 comedy hit "Mrs. Doubtfire," with Robin Williams attached to reprise his starring role and Chris Columbus to return as director. The original movie, which was based on the...