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  • TV Review: 'Mob City'

    Great-looking but dramatically flaccid, "Mob City" mines the same territory as "L.A. Confidential" and James Ellroy's noir thrillers, with hollow results. Loosely adapted by writer-director Frank Darabont from the nonfiction book "L.A. Noir," this...
  • DVD Review: See 'The World's End' before it's too late

    DVD Review: See 'The World's End' before it's too late
    The year is almost over, and my favorite film so far is Edgar Wright's “The World's End,” his third feature collaboration with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. When it came out, I mentioned how much I looked forward to the home video release,...
  • Disney's 'Planes' takes flight as best-selling DVD and Blu-ray title

    Disney's 'Planes' takes flight as best-selling DVD and Blu-ray title
    Disney's 3-D animated summer movie "Planes" appears to have some lift as a home entertainment title, soaring to the top of Rentrak's DVD and Blu-ray sales chart in its first week in release. Featuring the voice of comedian Dane Cook, the "Cars"...
  • TV review: 'Mob City' mines noir cliches to death

    TV review: 'Mob City' mines noir cliches to death
    Frank Darabont turned his love of old horror films into the hugely successful zombie thriller "The Walking Dead" before parting ways with AMC. In "Mob City" (8 p.m. CST Dec. 4, TNT; 1.5 stars out of 4) he shares his enthusiasm for film noir, but with...
  • 'Mob City' on TNT fills a TV noir niche nicely

     'Mob City' on TNT fills a TV noir niche nicely
    Frank Darabont, whose last stab at television brought forth AMC's "The Walking Dead," from which he later departed under still-murky circumstances, has created a new series, "Mob City," for TNT. It is also, in its way, about the living dead, reviving as...
  • 'Mob City' recap: LAPD detective kills for love, not money

    'Mob City' recap: LAPD detective kills for love, not money
    There are many reasons to kill a man, such as for money or revenge, observes L.A. police Det. Joe Teague (Jon Bernthal). But Joe kills for love -- love for his sexy ex-wife Jasmine Fontaine (Alexa Davales), a good girl apparently gone bad. Killing for...
  • Inside the L.A. Film Critics' Vote: 'Gravity,' 'Her' and the Ties That Bind

    The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. has seen more than a few tie victories in recent years: The very first time I voted, in 2006, there was a lead-actor split between Forest Whitaker and Sacha Baron Cohen. In 2010, we awarded best director to David Fincher...
  • Simon Pegg Joins Cast of Terry Jones' 'Absolutely Anything'

    LONDON -- Simon Pegg will lead the Terry Jones helmed comedy pic "Absolutely Anything." Pegg will play Neil Clarke, a disillusioned school teacher who suddenly finds he has magical powers, bestowed upon him by some aliens. The aliens will be voiced by...
  • Justin Chang's Top 10 Films of 2013

    If James Franco's "Look at my shee-yit!" scene in "Spring Breakers" was one of 2013′s funniest movie moments, it was also perhaps the most emblematic of a year that, as many others have pointed out, was all but overrun by spectacles of consumerist...
  • '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...
  • 'Cuban Fury': exclusive clip with Nick Frost and Rashida Jones

    'Cuban Fury': exclusive clip with Nick Frost and Rashida Jones
    In the British dance-off rom-com "Cuban Fury," Nick Frost plays a man who was a champion salsa dancer as a young boy who gave it up. Now an adult office drone, when a new boss arrives from America in the form of Rashida Jones, he is smitten. When he...