| Sep 13, 2012
*** (out of four)
Tasking Keanu Reeves with narrating and conducting interviews for a documentary almost seems like a challenge to audiences predisposed to questioning the actor's intelligence. As if “Side by Side” director Christopher...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:57 PM
John Barth surely ranks among the least screen-adaptable modern (or, perhaps, postmodern) American novelists. His stories are about themselves; the words, their own subject. It's not surprising that only one of his books has made it to the big screen....
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| Nov 18, 2010
John Hawkes would prefer that you, dear reader, not get to know him too well.
Nothing personal, you understand. It's just that Hawkes, known for playing Sol Star in HBO's "Deadwood" and Bugsy in "The Perfect Storm" opposite George Clooney, believes...
| Aug 26, 2010
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that it would present "The Godfather" director-producer Francis Ford Coppola with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award and give honorary Oscars to British film...
| Dec 5, 2010
William Morrow: 280 pp., $26.99
Elmore Leonard's latest novel, his 44th, takes him beyond America's shores, way outside the criminal turfs — Detroit, Miami, Hollywood — he more or less owns, deep into...
| Oct 16, 2011
The cristal baschet is one of the most beautiful musical instruments you will ever see, made of vibrating, tuned steel, fiberglass amplification cones and wire "whiskers" that shimmy when fingers rub the glass-rod keyboard. Film composer Cliff Martinez'...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 7:47 AM
SAN DIEGO -- The wildly popular annual trade show Comic-Con International kicks off Thursday for a four-day run that will draw tens of thousands to downtown San Diego, including directors Steven Spielberg, Guillermo Del Toro and Jon Favreau.
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:37 PM
In the film “A Better Life,” Mexican actor Demián Bichir stars as an East L.A. gardener, an undocumented immigrant who’s doggedly pursuing the American dream. On Wednesday, Bichir, who immigrated to the United States some 20 years ago to...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves are engaged. The couple share two children....
| Dec 28, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol star Tom Cruise has a major hit, while Matt Damon has struggled with We Bought a Zoo...