| May 18, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Familiar to fans of television's "How I Met Your Mother" as eternal romance seeker Ted, Josh Radnor is in similar circumstances not only as the star of this comedy-drama but also as its writer and director.
He plays a would-be author who gets insight...
| May 23, 2011
| 1:06 PM
Director Zack Snyder ("300," "Watchmen") parlays his yen for unique themes and visuals into this female-empowerment saga, a graphic-novel adaptation about a young woman (Emily Browning) sent to an asylum by her scheming stepfather.
She escapes into a...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 9:11 AM
A Miami hotel circa 1959 is the setting of this evocative drama made for the cable channel Starz, with Jeffrey Dean Morgan ("Watchmen") as the owner who owes a lot - much more than he wishes he did - to a local mobster (Danny Huston).
He tries to keep...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Everything has been done in exorcism movies, right? Not so fast! It’s always priests with holy water, reading from the bible and speaking Latin as they try to rid the evil spirits. Instead of huge crosses around their necks, it’s huge beards...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 6:39 AM
I’m in a bind. My friend Elliott and I bought tickets to see the much-anticipated conclusion to Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises” on IMAX this Wednesday.
Let me note that this is exactly the way I want to see...
| Jul 28, 2008
Who watches the Watchmen?
Soon, we will.
At least, that's what Warner Bros. and DC Comics are counting on when their next comic book adaptation, "Watchmen," hits theaters in March. Many moviegoers got a sneak peek of the film before seeing " The Dark...
| Jan 11, 2009
The fiery prison riot scene was over and, mopping the sweat from his brow, actor Jackie Earle Haley was heading back to his trailer in seach of some lunch. It was a crisp fall day in 2007 on the set of " Watchmen," the most challenging comic-book movie...
| Mar 1, 2009
On a wintry day here last year, Zack Snyder hunkered down in a dank prison cell, peered between the bars and watched bloodthirsty inmates run riot. All the smoke and screams only made him smile; the fiery cellblock he saw before him looked nearly...
| Feb 15, 2009
Words & Ideas
Reza Aslan The author of "How to Win a Cosmic War: Why We're Losing the War on Terror" will discuss and sign his new book. Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 3 p.m. Free with museum admission. (323) 937-4230....
| Apr 11, 2009
To the jaded Holden Caulfield in "The Catcher in the Rye," he was the guy responsible for "all that David Copperfield kind of crap." In "The Wire," he's the obsession of a philistine, prize-obsessed editor who can't stop drawing glib parallels between...
| Mar 5, 2009
Alan Moore was right. There isn't a movie in his landmark graphic novel "Watchmen" -- at least not a really good one. What we get instead is something acceptable but pedestrian, an adaptation that is more a prisoner of its story than the master of it....