| 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...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Moviegoers and movie critics have come away from "Oblivion" raving about the vavoom vehicles in the box-office hit starring Tom Cruise -- especially lead character Jack's futuristic folding motocross bike.
Known on the set as "Jack's moto bike," the...
| 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"...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Paul Thomas Anderson is getting back to work, according to /film. The director of "The Master," "There Will Be Blood," "Punch Drunk Love" "Magnolia" and "Boogie Nights" is beginning to film his adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel "Inherent Vice."
| Apr 11, 2013
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Forgiving critics and moviegoers often call films without articulate points or well-defined characters "poems." This usually affixes to work by Terrence Malick and will surely be a tag for the frustrating, hollow “Upstream Color,&...
| Apr 5, 2013
The Master Gardener Series presents the class, "Grow it! Eat it! Spring Vegetable Gardening," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, on how to prepare the garden soil for spring planting, plant seeds...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Smart sells. Dumb, not so much.
If thereâs an encouraging lesson to be drawn from the recent performance of independent films in the international market, itâs that intelligent movies by strong directors are being embraced by audiences, while...
| May 22, 2012
| 9:38 PM
After years away from dramatic roles, Joaquin Phoenix returns in the Scientology-themed "The Master" from director Paul Thomas Anderson. The film is generating buzz after some footage debuted at the Cannes Film Festival....
| Sep 15, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Paul Thomas Anderson's Scientology-inspired awards contender grossed $242,127 from five theaters for a remarkable $48,425 per-screen average; "Resident Evil: Retribution" was No.1 with $8.4 million....
| Oct 7, 2012
| 9:05 AM
Moviegoers were held captive by "Taken 2" at the box office this weekend, as the Liam Neeson sequel had a superb No. 1 debut.
The kidnapping action-thriller opened to a strong $50 million, according to an estimate from distributor Twentieth Century Fox....
| Oct 14, 2012
I had such expectations, the cast sounding terrific, the early Oscar buzz.
Then I went and paid to see the worst movie ever made — dumbfounding how anyone ever agreed to make it — an idiotic, stupefying, colossal waste of time.
I sat there...