| Oct 6, 2011
Margaret Gray reviews the Southern California premiere of Bridget Carpenter's "Up" at Chance Theater....
| May 29, 2009
You know the most heartening thing about the new Disney-Pixar film "Up"? It may be wonderful, but it isn't perfect. It feels nervy and adventurous and a little messy, the result of formidable creators and genuine wits working on an enormous budget,...
| Jun 7, 2009
The title of the new Disney/Pixar movie "Up," as well as its signature image of a house floating beneath thousands of tethered balloons, reminds us how frequently the theme of Lightness appears in children's literature. From Mary Poppins to Peter Pan,...
| Jun 13, 2009
"The Hangover" easily beat both new movies that opened Friday and will top the box office again this weekend with a gross between $30 million and $35 million.
Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' Vegas-gone-wrong film grossed $10.4 million, down 38% from...
| Jun 14, 2009
| 9:03 AM
Evolving from a strong opener to one of the summer's biggest movies, "The Hangover" declined just 26% on its second weekend, the smallest such drop for any movie in wide release this summer. That's a sign of fantastic word-of-mouth and expanding...
| Dec 15, 2009
Things were looking up for the seriocomedy "Up in the Air," which led the field with six nominations this morning at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards.
George Clooney was nominated for best performance by an actor in a drama for his role as a corporate...
| Jan 17, 2010
The night belongs to "Avatar."
The sci-fi blockbuster -- the most expensive movie ever made and on track to become the highest-grossing film ever made won the Golden Globe tonight for best dramatic film and best director for James Cameron.
| Jun 19, 2009
Nowhere are there more daydreams about air travel than on a congested highway. So where better to put signage that touts helicopter rides "from $20" than Interstate 4?
Air Florida Helicopter Charters, based on International Drive, backs up to I-4 and...
| Jun 21, 2009
| 12:23 PM
Comedy, whether it's romantic or raunchy, innocent or goofy, is on a roll at the the box office and helped end a three-week mini-slump for the industry.
Thanks to the surprising strength of Disney's "The Proposal" and the solid opening of Sony's " Year...
| Aug 29, 2009
The only foreign director to win the Academy Award for best animated feature, Hayao Miyazaki, 68, is the most admired and influential filmmaker working in animation today. His latest film, "Ponyo," opened earlier this month in America in 927 theaters -- a...
| Oct 15, 2009
Truly, I am madly, deeply in love with the film version of "Where the Wild Things Are." Not since Robert Altman took on "Popeye" a generation ago, and lost, has a major director addressed such a well-loved, all-ages title. This time everything works, from...