| Jul 28, 2012
La esperada ceremonia inaugural de los Juegos Olímpicos comenzó el viernes con una gran cuenta atrás y el tañido de una campana gigante, dando paso luego a una exuberante y excéntrica celebración de la historia, el arte y la cultura británica.
| Jul 29, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Through a fortuitous series of events, because someone knew someone who knew someone, I watched Friday's remarkable opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games by way of the BBC — which is to say, without commercials or Ryan Seacrest and with...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 1:07 AM
It was standing-room only at the El Centro Community Center on Friday when parents filed in to see this year’s talent show titled “Tribute to the Stars.”
“I thought it was so much fun, and all the kids did a great job,” said...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 9:55 PM
TOKYO -- Gaga, one of Japan's biggest indie distribs of foreign arthouse and other specialty pics, is to bow Gaga Theater, a VOD service for PCs, smartphones, tablets and other devices.
The initial lineup will be 41 pics, including "The King's Speech,"...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Several terrific British acting veterans - including Judi Dench, who was guided to her "Shakespeare in Love" Oscar by this film's director, John Madden - star in this engaging tale of several retirees who invest their money in a site in India, where...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 11:21 AM
Some of the signature action films of Tony Scott, who authorities said died Sunday after leaping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, had an unbilled but unforgettable character: music.
Scott blockbusters such as "Top Gun" and "Beverly Hills Cop...
| May 3, 2012
** (out of four)
Shame on 2-star movies for the indifference they cause. For the mild successes that quickly fade and for the flaws that could have been avoided with a simple change of procedure. For the fact that bad movies stir up some impassioned...
| May 3, 2012
A comedy-drama saved by the casting bell,"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" arranges for a tiptop collection of British character women and men to bring out the best in a pleasantly predictable story. Wait. Shouldn't that be "unhappily predictable"? Not...
| May 10, 2012
Swift, amoral and nicely unpredictable, a bloodier Norwegian variation on film noir from the '40s, the thriller"Headhunters"comes from a 2008 novel by Jo Nesbo. The film already has been optioned for an English-language remake. Its protagonist, a...
| May 13, 2012
| 1:16 AM
It’s like The Golden Girls if done by Merchant-Ivory.
Okay, it’s not that bad. Sure, a lot of the script feels like it’s a TV sitcom, and hey…it was written by a TV writer.
The steller British cast includes Tom Wilkinson (who...
| May 16, 2012
| 9:59 AM
That Sherlock is a beast.
Benedict Cumberbatch, the hot young English actor who stars in PBS’s terrific “Sherlock” series, plays the Creature in National Theatre Live broadcast of the National Theatre of Great Britain stage...