| Jul 19, 2011
| 12:43 PM
The committing of a bank robbery and the serving of a prison sentence are inverted for the title character played by Keanu Reeves in this caper.
Henry is wrongly sentenced to jail for the heist and then, upon his release, decides to stage the exact...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Jason Reitman, director of the recently released comedy "Young Adult," has sold his Beverly Hills home for $1.475 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
The redone contemporary house, built in 1962, features walls of glass and vaulted ceilings. The...
| Sep 20, 2012
As a teenager the New Zealand-born Melanie Lynskey came to international attention opposite an equally young and skillful Kate Winslet in the Peter Jackson true-crime drama "Heavenly Creatures."
More recently she enjoyed (at least financially) a long,...
| Jun 14, 2011
Charlie Manuel might be making some lineup changes and/or taking regulars out on Wednesday and Thursday based on the schedule the coming days. “I think one of the biggest things is the day game Thursday,” the manager said. “We have......
| Feb 18, 2011
| 11:31 AM
Rabbi Andrew Shugerman
Other job experience: Rabbinic fellow for Jewish Theological Seminary
Education: Degree in near eastern and Judaic studies, Brandeis University; master's degree in Jewish education, JTS
Personal: Age 32. Born in Washington, D.C....
| 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.
| Aug 8, 2010
Everybody has an opinion about "Inception," and mine comes in the form of a question: Why are the movie's architectural settings, for the most part, so hackneyed?
Christopher Nolan's hyper-complex psychological thriller doesn't just make architecture a...
| Feb 24, 2010
| 11:38 AM
Directed by Jason Reitman ("Juno"), one of 2009's most acclaimed, most Oscar-nominated movies boasts a great performance by George Clooney as a downsizing expert who gains self-awareness as his job changes. Co-stars Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick are...
| Feb 28, 2010
Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 296 pp., $25
According to Santa Fe Institute economist Samuel Bowles, roughly one out of every four Americans is now employed guarding the wealth of the rich. This "guard labor" is loosely defined...
| Dec 3, 2009
Amid all the promotional noise for "Up in the Air" and "Avatar" and the rest, it's easy to overlook a drama like "Brothers," with its plain-spoken title and stern subject matter.
Don't. The film is gripping -- an honorable and beautifully acted...
| 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...