| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Lionsgate has acquired rights to supernatural drama "Down a Dark Hall" with "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer and "Twilight" film franchise producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen.
Rodrigo Cortes will direct "Hall," based on the 1974 novel by Lois Duncan....
| Jun 20, 2014
| 10:00 AM
He has been referred to as Korea's version of Quentin Tarantino, with Quentin Tarantino himself recently likening him to Steven Spielberg. Now, with the ambitious sci-fi action film "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho makes his English-language debut and a bid...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org's determination to bring more diversity to its ranks.
Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Invitations were sent to 271 individuals to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday. They gain entry to the academy by earning an Oscar nomination, by getting two members to pen recommendations or by receiving an endorsement...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Survival, when the odds are desperate, breeds a certain mania, a kill or be killed ethos that we've seen played out in countless post-apocalyptic movies. By their very nature, these are dark, depressing, violent affairs beset by plagues, pestilence and...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Two action movies opened in U.S. theaters this past weekend. One of them -- which you may not have heard of, thanks to the Weinstein Co.'s criminally nonexistent marketing campaign -- is "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho's marvelously imaginative dystopian...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
***1/2 (out of four)
Though it sounds like a metal band, “Snowpiercer” is a riveting sci-fi adventure only a few steps down from “Dark City” or “Children of Men.” It pummels forward like the train on which the action...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:21 PM
The oversized comedy of Melissa McCarthy is best served as a side dish in a cinematic meal.
"Bridesmaids" had just the right amount of her unfettered antics. That film's recipe called for her to share the spotlight with several other women. But now...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Of the three Korean directors to have achieved international fame in the past decade, two made their English language debuts last year — Kim Jee-woon with the utterly pedestrian Schwarzenegger vehicle "The Last Stand," and Park Chan-wook with the...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 11:06 AM
"Snowpiercer," South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho's post-apocalyptic sci-fi film set aboard a speeding train, is to open the 20th annual Los Angeles Film Festival, which runs June 11-19.
Starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell and Tilda Swinton, "Snowpiercer"...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:13 PM
In Veronica Roth's young adult trilogy of best-selling futuristic hellholes, being a "divergent" means you avoid easy categorization and defy the crushing dictates of your overseers.
The movie version of "Divergent" is no divergent. It goes along to get...