| May 13, 2008
Most of your favorite ABC shows will return for the 2008-09 season in their familiar time periods, as the network's Tuesday (May 13) scheduling announcement included very few major changes.
In total, ABC's upfront presentation showcased only five new...
| Jun 13, 2008
Let's face it: The business of independent film can be quite the crapshoot. Something like "Meet Bill," for example, looks like an easily marketable piece of commodified quirk designed to catch on with a wide swath of filmgoers -- except for the always...
| Jul 4, 2008
NESTLED IN the hills to the west of the Hollywood sign, Runyon Canyon is a see-and-be-seen hiking circuit, heavy on the unleashed dogs. As a workout, it's a dust-bowl journey of around 45 minutes, during which one sometimes passes -- amid the halter-...
| Jun 22, 2009
Where and when can you catch your favorite CW stars at a multiplex near you? I have the lowdown on films making their way to your neighborhood. First up - the cast of 90210:
Jessica Stroup (Erin Silver) appears alongside The Beautiful Life's Mischa...
| Jul 2, 2009
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Sept 24 - Oct 1, 2009
Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. In years past we have presented the world premieres of THERE...
| Aug 27, 2009
All release dates are subject to change. "Limited" means limited markets for that date -- i.e. not Central Florida -- wider release dates also included where known. Oct. 9
Couples Retreat (Universal) Vince Vaughn, Malin Akerman, Kristen Bell, Faizon...
| Sep 4, 2009
Mike Judge finds humor in the lone, sane person swimming against a tide of idiots. That formula worked for umpteen years on King of the Hill, and it still works well enough in his workplace comedy Extract. Judge fills the screen with rubes, klutzes and...
| Aug 28, 2009
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Mila Kunis has played the dizzy girl, the shallow girl and even, after she graduated from That '70s Show, the girl who totes a gun.
But she's never played "the bad girl."
"You get to lose all your inhibitions and get away with things you'd never get...
| Sep 3, 2009
The box office has already declared "The Hangover" the winner, but for my money, writer-director Mike Judge's "Extract" -- modest, no big deal but very savvy -- is the funniest American comedy of the summer.
All the way back to "Beavis & Butt-Head,"...
| Sep 7, 2009
Moviegoers kept up their holiday tradition of staying away from theaters on Labor Day weekend, as three new movies failed to make much of an impact at the box office.
3-D scares drew the most fans once again, as Warner Bros.' "The Final Destination"...
| Mar 12, 2009
Soon after its 1987 founding, South by Southwest emerged as one of the nation's top showcases for off-the-beaten-track music. Now the festival has turned into a very different kind of launchpad -- for the often raunchy youth-appeal comedies that have...