| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
James Gandolfini, who made his mark playing troubled mob boss Tony Soprano, died Wednesday in Italy from a possible heart attack. He was 51.
The actor left a notable imprint in Hollywood with an acting career that included television, theater and film....
| Jan 3, 2013
| 12:58 PM
There won't be much buzz at the box office on the first weekend of the new year, as only one new movie -- "Texas Chainsaw 3D" -- hits theaters nationwide.
The horror flick starring the serial killer made famous in 1974's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 9:04 AM
"Texas Chainsaw 3D" easily sliced through the competition at the box office this weekend — not that its rivals were particularly threatening.
As the only new film to hit theaters nationwide, the reboot of the 1974 horror flick only had to...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker") has masterfully directed action and actors in "Zero Dark Thirty," a slow-burning re-creation of the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
Like a crime thriller, the story takes us through unsettling...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Last month after a screening, even as the lights came up in the theater, I could feel "Zero Dark Thirty" fading, its images and impact already softening in my head. No, no, wait: not fading — mingling. If our cultural experiences rub shoulders at...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:29 PM
This week's Oscar nominations brought surprises Chief among them: the snubbing of Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow, directors of “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” for director, and the multi-category dominance of upstarts “Beasts...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 9:16 PM
Ben Affleck's "Argo," a drama about the Iranian hostage crisis, won the highest acting honor Sunday night at the 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards. The CIA thriller, which won best ensemble cast, also won the directing honor at the Golden Globe Awards two...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Golden Globes, "Argo" won for best dramatic film and best director Ben Affleck, while the musical "Les Miserables" took home three Golden Globes -- for best musical or comedy, lead actor for Hugh Jackman and supporting actress for Anne Hathaway. "Lincoln"...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:06 AM
Two vastly different films about the scourge of slavery in America, a thriller about the rescue of American hostages in Iran and a study of the dogged quest to capture one of the world's most wanted men -- Osama bin Laden -- were among the top nominees...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 11:00 AM
It's as if this year filmmakers remembered why God made movies. In a world of nonstop data where most of the static is gossip in 140 soul-destroying words or less, cinema has had a transcendent 12 months — a visual renaissance that has burned past...
| Dec 20, 2012
*** (out of four)
In movies, even the most universal truths aren't a given. Love can appear unconvincing; family members seem like they barely know each other.
In “The Impossible,” however, the simplest emotional necessities come through...