| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
In the battle for home shoppers, HSN has long trailed rival QVC. But as it continues to rebrand itself, executives at the Florida-based company may have found the answer to attract more viewers, and as a result, more customers: Hollywood.
Through a new...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Blame Mel Gibson for it if you like, but no Jesus movie these days is worth its salt without an utterly unflinching treatment of his torture and Crucifixion. And "Son of God" has stretches when the agony we watch this poor man endure is avert-your-eyes...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Lionsgate has acquired U.S. distribution rights for $7 million to upcoming indie action-comedy "American Ultra," starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart.
The studio acquired the project a month before shooting starts in New Orleans with "Project X"...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Director Sofia Coppola has frequently explored the ennui and existential crises of the beautiful and well-to-do, including Scarlett Johansson's drifting college graduate in "Lost in Translation," Kirsten Dunst's stifled princess in "Marie Antoinette"...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
**1/2 (out of four)
For the first time since YA adaptations ("Twilight," "The Hunger Games") became the new blockbusters, we have a movie in which the most important stars do exactly what they're supposed to.
In "Divergent," Shailene Woodley ("The...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Having hit the international jackpot with "The Woman in Black," the revived Hammer Films label follows up with a title that lacks that haunted-house pic's familiarity of source material, highly accessible premise and equivalently marketable star. Instead,...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 1:30 PM
"How are your kids, hon?" a woman asked Julia Roberts after stopping the actress on a Pacific Palisades sidewalk.
She was a familiar neighborhood face to Roberts, and so the two caught up for a few minutes, hugged and parted ways. Here, in the tony...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:41 PM
"Thor: The Dark World" will easily soar to No. 1 at the box office this weekend — but will it thunder past the $100-million milestone?
According to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys, the 3-D superhero sequel is poised to debut...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:26 AM
With a documentary about Lance Armstrong's fall from grace already set for release next month, two feature films about the cyclist are now in a race to hit theaters.
On Tuesday, the production company Working Title announced Ben Foster had been cast as...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Matthew Bourne’s delirious remake of "The Sleeping Beauty," which opened Thursday at the Ahmanson Theatre, managed to leapfrog through time as magically as other major productions while remaining uniquely contemporary in look and sensibility.
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
From its earliest days, cinema has borrowed heavily from the world of magic. Illusion, after all, is part of the moviegoing experience — the phrase "the magic of movies" is both literally and figuratively true.
This week the Academy of Motion...