| Aug 3, 2013
| 8:42 PM
No, it was not the most excruciating thing ever seen on television. We’ve seen worse.
We’ve seen Roseanne singing the national anthem, Magic Johnson hosting a talk show and Paris Hilton, existing. But if it’s not number one on that...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Hollywood has mostly depicted the porn biz as tawdry at best, and positively hazardous to one's health at worst. "Lovelace," debuting in theaters and via video-on-demand on Aug. 9, with Amanda Seyfried in the eponymous role of "Deep Throat" star Linda...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:44 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Good news for skateboarding dogs everywhere: You can now embed Instagram videos and photos across the Web.
Last month when Instagram launched video to compete with Twitter's Vine, there was a collective groan. It lacked a key feature:...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:03 PM
A true story fuels director-screenwriter Sofia Coppola's ("Lost in Translation") drama about a gang of teenage robbers who target the houses of celebrities.
Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga ("American Horror Story"), Israel Broussard, Katie Chang and...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:25 AM
"I think Los Angeles is so the center of American culture right now," writer-director Sofia Coppola says in the production notes for her swift, clever bauble "The Bling Ring," because "of all these reality TV shows."
That's an interesting statement,...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:52 AM
The following items were taken from police reports.
An Orland Park man, 25, was charged with possession of cannabis after being stopped for speeding July 23 on Wheeler Drive. He was issued a warning for driving 37 mph in a 20-mph zone....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Director Marc Forster has done the impossible. He's made an exciting and thoughtful zombie movie for grown-ups. "World War Z" is not the creepfest of the undead you might expect. It really plays out as a medical thriller in the mold of "The Andromeda...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:30 PM
A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided.
Man of Steel
Distributor: Warner Bros.
There's nary a mention of kryptonite, the Fortress of Solitude is only an existential...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 1:15 AM
When Lanette and I were youth pastors in El Cajon, we had a 1976 Volvo wagon. It was orange and had an uncanny ability to know when I had extra money or not enough money. Something would always break when one of those two (usually the latter) situations...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Josefina Lopez admits to being a woman of large appetites — for creative work, haute cuisine, political activism and erotic adventure, among other things.
Where, then, could the L.A. playwright, novelist and screenwriter better hope to fulfill all...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West not only became parents last week, they also provided a new storyline for the reality show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." Now, for many TV seasons to come, America can watch a child grow up immersed in the world of high-...