| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:30 PM
British theater director Matthew Warchus ("God of Carnage") is set to direct "Pride," an ensemble period dramedy toplined by Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West.
Based on a true story, script was penned by Stephen Beresford, whose debut stage play,...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 4:33 PM
The following On Demand/DVD new releases are available this week: Hotel Transylvania: In this spirited animated adventure, Dracula runs a resort where monsters can get away from those pesky humans. But once his daughter decides she wants to explore the...
| May 14, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Author events in Southern California this week include Benjamin Busch, Erik Larson and Pico Iyer....
| Mar 9, 2012
| 4:39 PM
When the Disney folks decided to drop the last two words from the title “John Carter of Mars,” they were left with the blandest, least informative name of any big-budget film in living memory. Sure, “Shrek” and “Forrest Gump&...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 12:33 PM
CineMaryland, a television newsmagazine devoted to films and filmmaking in Maryland that has been available to local TV stations for 15 years, is going off the air.
"We had a run of over 15 years, but at the end, nobody was watching," said show host...
| Aug 30, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Last week's “The Apparition” contained an alarming lack of skill. So “The Awakening” represents a certain corrective because it disturbs for reasons other than nearly everyone involved in the horror movie not...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 5:48 PM
There's probably some great psychology/sociology book out there that analyzes why we like ghost stories, why they appear in nearly every culture, and why they're generally the first horror concept each culture develops. Presumably it has something to do...
| Apr 29, 2012
A team of superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor unite to save the world. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. Written and directed by Joss Whedon. In Imax 3-D. Walt Disney...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 7:10 AM
More cinema awards.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Circle has a reputation for sometimes picking unusual choices. This year, the critics honored "Amour" (picture and female actor Emmanuelle Riva), "The Master" (director P.T. Anderson, actors Joaquin...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 12:25 PM
It's not often that a sequel is better than the original, especially when the original is as dazzling as BBC America's miniseries "The Hour" was last year.
But that's the case with the intoxicating mix of lust, longing, superb acting and a little bit...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 4:40 PM
One thing we can conclude conclusively from Rowan Atkinson's second big screen outing as Johnny English. He would have been a FAR superior revived Inspector Clouseau to Steve Martin's embarrassing take on the guy. But “Johnny English Reborn,”...