| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:39 PM
A busy week for Wes Anderson watchers has been capped off by the arrival of the trailer for his upcoming "The Grand Budapest Hotel," which opens March 7, 2014.
The film has a typically large and outstanding cast that mixes together Anderson regulars...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
If "Pacific Rim" is not your cup of tea, there are several alternatives this weekend for the serious cineaste.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Hitchcock 9 series, featuring newly restored silent movies from the Master of Suspense, concludes this...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Take it from the town crier: The royal baby has been born, and boy is he a little prince.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to an 8-pound, 6-ounce son at 4:24 p.m. London time, 8:24 a.m. PDT — name to be announced "in due course,"...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Movie previews: A listing in the...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:45 PM
There is an unnerving moment deep inside the working-class drama "Out of the Furnace" when a primal scream cuts short an old argument between two brothers. Ripped from the emotional core of the younger, a burned-out Army soldier, Rodney Baze, played by...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Rust Belt town of Braddock just outside of Pittsburgh is the sort of blue-collar enclave where factories once gave residents the promise of lifelong jobs at good union wages — the kind of place where resilience and character were more highly...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Writer/director Scott Cooper made his feature debut four years ago with “Crazy Heart,” a hubris-downfall-redemption story that won Jeff Bridges the best actor Oscar he deserved for numerous earlier roles. Like its predecessor, Cooper's new...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:01 PM
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug * * *
El refrán que dice "segundas partes nunca fueron buenas" parece desmentirse con The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Superando las debilidades del primer capítulo de la serie, este filme recupera la magia y...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Bleak, depressing but powerful, "Out of the Furnace" throws you into the smoldering fire of hard people in hard times. Christian Bale and Casey Affleck are outstanding as blue-collar brothers Russell and Rodney Baze. They live a depressing existence in...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 10:00 PM
*1/2 (out of four)
Throughout “Odd Thomas,” friends and colleagues call the titular character (Anton Yelchin) odd, strange, weird, crazy and so forth. I get it. Move along.
One of the many problems with this uninspired blend of “...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:00 AM
It's not easy for a fantasy franchise to nimbly establish an elaborate back story, but "Odd Thomas" pulls it off with breezy matter-of-factness in its opening scenes. The titular character, who goes by "Odd" (Anton Yelchin), is an average guy who can't...