| Jan 8, 2014
Reminder: The Golden Globes are not an actual predictor of the Academy Awards. They may share winners, but the voting bodies are completely different, as the Globes are chosen by the secret society that is the Hollywood Foreign Press.
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:58 AM
The formula for a successful British band is simple: Grow up together in an industrial town (in this case, Manchester), wow 'em in London, win over Europe and Asia and then shred the music charts in America for the really big money. After getting...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The World's End
Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98
Available on VOD beginning Nov. 19
After giving zombie flicks and cop movies a British accent with the send-ups/homages "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," director Edgar Wright and his co-...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:13 AM
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,...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:07 PM
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"...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:24 PM
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...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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.
| Apr 12, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:23 AM
Geliophobia — the fear of laughter — is one of the few not held by Simon Pegg's nerve-addled protagonist in "A Fantastic Fear of Everything," but it does afflict this stunningly joke-free comedy-horror hybrid from debuting writer-director...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 2:24 PM
We could start with why a hermit-like London writer, steeped in research about Victorian-era killers and afraid of being murdered himself, would keep his ratty flat in near total darkness.
But the dreary, loud, amateurish horror-comedy “A...