| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Fickle Fish Films, the production banner operated by "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer, has optioned the movie rights to Mindy McGinnis' debut novel "Not a Drop to Drink."
The survival story, which was published last year, is set in a world where fresh...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"Ender's Game" may not be the best-executed adaptation in the history of moviedom. But it's based on a major bestseller and a longtime fan favorite, so by all rights it should have made a boatload of money instead of eking out $28 million on its first...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Jake Abel was born in Canton, Ohio, on this day in 1987. This birthday guy starred as Luke in the movies "Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief" and "Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters." His other film work includes "The Host," "I Am...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:45 PM
When the receipts are tallied for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," heroine Katniss Everdeen and her famed arrows will likely hit a box-office bull's-eye. The film starring Jennifer Lawrence is forecast by some to sell as much as $180 million in...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Revenge, like octopus, is a dish best served cold, but Spike Lee's disappointingly straight remake of "Oldboy" is a lukewarm meal at best. Granted, with its hammered heads and severed tongues, Park Chan-wook's gleefully sadistic 2003 thriller was itself...
| Dec 13, 2013
375: Approximate number of hours I spent watching movies (with about 225 movies times approximately 100 minutes)
8: Number of survival stories in October (“Gravity,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Captain Phillips,” “...
| Nov 7, 2013
** (out of four)
It’s tough to forget Saoirse Ronan’s three 2013 stinkers for long during “How I Live Now,” which in its first 15 minutes features her character blabbering in voiceover (“The Host”), insisting on...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 9:30 AM
This weekend Hollywood was again unable to lure teens to the multiplex in droves, as "Ender's Game" became the latest young adult adaptation to open with modest ticket sales.
The pricey sci-fi flick debuted with a so-so $28 million, according to an...
| 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"...