| Jun 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
Available on VOD beginning Thursday
Drew DeNicola's documentary tries to explain how a Memphis rock 'n' roll band that toiled in obscurity in the early 1970s went on to become so beloved and influential. DeNicola has a...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Director Michael Apted's "Up" series of documentaries premieres its eighth installment on Oct. 14 on PBS with POV's "56 Up." The franchise has chronicled the lives of 14 British children from vastly different class backgrounds every seven years since...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:46 PM
For the last two years, perhaps the most mystery-shrouded project at Pixar Animation has been the next film by "Monster's Inc." and "Up" director Pete Docter, a story set inside the brain of a young girl.
At the D23 Expo in Anaheim over the weekend,...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Pixar Animation has removed the director of its 2014 film, "The Good Dinosaur," and not named a replacement, marking the fourth time in eight movies that the Emeryville studio has made a director change midstream.
With the film's release date fast...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 1:31 PM
"Toy Story of Terror" (ABC, Wednesday). And so the three-headed holiday season begins, with a Halloween special wrought from the "Toy Story" franchise -- a franchise, it hurts my brain to realize, that is nearly 20 years old. No expense, horses or...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Ed Asner: The curmudgeonly star of iconic TV hits such as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Lou Grant," and the 2009 Disney-Pixar film "Up," is the subject of a career retrospective at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival at Cinema Paradiso (503...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:57 PM
No one can accuse filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson of taking the easy way out. For 13 years they followed the educational lives of two African American boys (one of them their son), amassing more than 800 hours of footage in the process....
| May 30, 2013
When Celine, played by Julie Delpy, first met Ethan Hawke's Jesse in "Before Sunrise" back in 1995, on a Budapest-to-Vienna train just made for postcollegiate flirtation, one round of small talk led to another, until the talk got a little bigger and...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 11:20 AM
So you've decided to stay home for New Year's Eve. No big deal. I've been there. You're not feeling the parties, the fireworks, the hoopla. And you're maybe still recovering from Christmas. We're here for you. Get those pajamas ready and stay away from...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Even with traffic, the drive from the film studios to the concert halls of downtown L.A. or elsewhere across the city is easily doable. Hollywood composers have always known the way. Still, pianist Gloria Cheng opened the 20th anniversary season of...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Walt Disney Pictures has its animation mojo back. Finally.
With a cool, contemporary spin on a fairy-tale classic, a dramatic Nordic landscape animated in splendid storybook style and Broadway vets belting out power ballads, "Frozen" is an icy blast...