| Oct 19, 2011
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
“Honey, want to go see that new movie about an all-girls Catholic college? It stars two gorgeous actresses, Carla Gugino and Marley Shelton.”
“That sounds great! You’re the best girlfriend ever.”
| Aug 31, 2011
| 10:00 PM
* (out of four)
After a major meltdown on the course, golfer Luke Chisolm (Lucas Black) swerves around a cow, hits a fence and winds up in Utopia, Texas, population 375. Gosh darn it, who woulda thunk that in this tiny town he’d cozy up to an...
| May 1, 2011
A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 10:33 AM
A big revision of the Sam Peckinpah-directed 1975 James Caan-Robert Duvall melodrama, this update doesn't shortchange on action ... especially since it's been retooled for "Transporter" staple Jason Statham.
He plays a Special Ops veteran who must rescue...
| Dec 22, 2011
Robert Easton, a character actor whose command of a vast array of foreign and American regional accents led to a flourishing second career as a dialect coach to Hollywood stars such as Charlton Heston and Anne Hathaway, has died. He was 81.
| Jul 1, 2011
| 6:09 AM
"True Blood" star Marshall Allman is fuming over the Funny Or Die video that exposes the "method shapeshifting" process he uses to play Tommy Mickens on the hit HBO series.
"Yeah, your laughter is my shame," he told me Thursday over the phone from...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Chicago has been involved in filmmaking since the technology's very beginnings in the early 1900s, when some of the world's first movie studios operated here. From those early days, when neighborhood kids would sneak onto the Selig Polyscope Co. lot at...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 8:01 PM
As a part of the Burbank Public Library's continuing “Meet the Author” program, the library this past week gave Burbankers the opportunity to spend an evening with legendary nightclub owner and filmmaker Fred Weintraub.
Staged by Library...
| Mar 22, 2012
Ulu Grosbard, a Tony-nominated stage director who also worked in film, directing such movies as "True Confessions" and "The Deep End of the Ocean," died late Sunday or early Monday in New York City, according to his family. He was 83.
During a five-...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Tom Cruise already has a successful action movie franchise in the "Mission: Impossible" films. But he makes a serious bid to start up a similar action series as "Jack Reacher," a hard-boiled operative in the mold of Jason Bourne. Jack lives off the...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 4:32 PM
"Django Unchained" (R). A slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. With Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. TownMall Cinemas (12:15, 3:45, 7:20, 10:50 p.m.)