| May 2, 2013
| 9:56 AM
"Pain & Gain" is loosely based on a true story of bodybuilders gone wild on steroids and cocaine. Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie play the buffed anti-heroes who embark on a bizarre plot of kidnapping for ransom. Operating in the dark...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 1:42 PM
In a heartfelt letter, director Lee Daniels pleaded with Warner Bros. Entertainment chief executive Kevin Tsujihara not to force a change in the title of the upcoming Weinstein Co. film "The Butler."
News broke this week that the Motion Picture Assn. of...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 9:46 AM
An impressive cast gives life to a sinister story, as director Lee Daniels ("Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire") brings novelist Pete Dexter's backwoods Florida 1960s crime tale to film.
Matthew McConaughey and David Oyewolo play reporters...
| May 25, 2012
| 11:29 AM
CANNES, France — Here’s why the world’s greatest film festival, the one on the Cote d’Azur, means something, and to some filmmakers means everything — even if a lot of the surrounding movies are lame.
The other evening at...
| Oct 4, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
What an odd title “The Paperboy” is for a movie with so little story.
Technically there's a plot, in which Jack (Zac Efron) helps his older brother Ward (Matthew McConaughey), a reporter for the Miami Times, investigate...
| Oct 4, 2012
Talk about your beasts of the Southern wild! In director Lee Daniels' jacked-up bayou melodrama "The Paperboy," taken from the comparatively sane 1995 potboiler by Pete Dexter, a screen full of charismatic actors do their damnedest not to turn into a...
| Oct 6, 2012
Intelligence centers: An article in the Oct. 3 Section A about a Senate report that was critical of federally funded intelligence centers said that the Joint Regional Intelligence Center in Norwalk had shared information about literature found in the back...
| May 24, 2012
In "The Paperboy," which just screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Nicole Kidman comes to the aid of a jellyfish-stung Zac Efron the only way she knows how: with her bladder....