| Jun 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The actor from Cleveland skimmed San Pedro in a banged-up Kia. He drove down a ragged street past a tattoo parlor and a sign for the Hotel Cabrillo. A few dicey-looking characters walked by with big dogs on chains. Robert McHalffey turned right and,...
| May 5, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Participant Media has selected veteran marketing exec Laura Kim as its senior VP of film marketing.
The move came two months after Buffy Shutt and Kathy Jones left Participant Media as the heads of marketing.
Kim will report to Participant's documentary...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:40 PM
"Blue Ruin" is a moody, stripped-down action thriller with the most unlikely vigilante one could imagine. Dwight (Macon Blair) is no buffed-up hero, but a soft and skittish loner who has no idea how to hold a gun, much less use it.
| Jan 25, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Ellie Goulding still thinks of herself as a singer-songwriter, even if the success of her pulsing dance singles "Lights" and "Anything Could Happen" has made it so nobody else does.
Now something of a real pop star--after a record 33 weeks on the chart,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Is Shailene Woodley the new Jennifer Lawrence?
That's the increasingly relevant question as Woodley has made the media rounds this past month, talking up her new indie romance "The Spectacular Now" and next year's "Divergent."
Certainly, there are a...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:34 AM
If the truth were in the telling, it wouldn't matter who told it — or, for that matter, if anyone listened. Daniel Woodrell's new novel, "The Maid's Version," depicts a town full of folk who, in the wake of a deadly explosion in a dance hall, prefer...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:51 PM
If reviews are any indication, the "Hunger Games" film franchise need not fear the sophomore slump. Building on the success of the 2012 film, the sequel "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is earning excellent reviews. Many critics are praising director...
| 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 12, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Awards season is a boisterous clamor for attention, full of prestige picture releases and endless marketing dollars strewn to support them — all with the goal of taking home a few statues early next year. But amid the ado there are exceptions: The...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:20 PM
The Golden Globes showdown for supporting actress includes four names familiar to those who tuned into the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations Wednesday — Lupita Nyong'o for "12 Years a Slave," June Squibb for "Nebraska," Jennifer Lawrence for...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:20 PM
You may have missed it for the racket produced by the majority of movies currently going boom-boom — or, in the case of "The Lone Ranger," bust-bust — at the multiplex. But with the arrival of Sundance Film Festival sensation "Fruitvale...