| Oct 15, 2011
| 1:00 PM
Taking someone else's identity can be a really bad idea, as the young man (Sam Riley) at the heart of this melodrama quickly learns. The person he's posing as is dead, so there shouldn't be a problem. Right? Wrong ... since the deceased man had...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 9:55 AM
For a rural Louisiana backwater, the tiny town of Bon Temps seems to be having a supernatural population explosion.
During the first three seasons of "True Blood," Bon Temps and its environs have seen an influx of vampires, werewolves and other shifters,...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 11:44 AM
With the start of the HBO series' fifth round imminent, Bon Temps and its population face fresh supernatural trouble in this set of episodes.
Sookie (Anna Paquin) has to decide between Bill and Eric (Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard), while the...
| May 17, 2012
*** (out of four)
If you think stupidity is an automatic movie deal-breaker, don't see an action spectacle about aliens attacking military vessels that's thinly based on a board game.
Entertainment doesn't always require smarts, though, and the...
| May 17, 2012
| 2:12 AM
Mr. Board was bored watching a movie based on a board game. Although I think it’s false to keep stating in reviews and press releases that this is based on the Hasboro game. It’s an alien invasion film with battleships. Other than missiles...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:18 AM
"Battleship"is not the first major motion picture to be based on a board game — who could forget 1985's benighted "Clue"? — but it is surely the most expensive.
With every superhero more celebrated than Amazing-Man or The Chameleon already...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 5:29 AM
"Falling Skies"will invade San Diego Comic Con on July 13, the latest TV series to announce a panel at the giant fan event July 11-15. Last year more than 100 TV shows were represented at SDCC, and this year's list is growing larger every day.
| Nov 10, 2011
**** (out of four)
The stunningly beautiful, remarkably powerful film from writer-director Lars Von Trier bears plenty in common with “The Tree of Life,” if “Tree” were an extraordinary vision of flawed human behavior in the...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 12:21 PM
It's a gamble to take on a remake of a movie as iconic as director Sam Peckinpah's thriller about a married couple subjected to violence, but film critic turned filmmaker Rod Lurie ("The Contender") has reasonable success here.
The setting shifts from...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 12:47 PM
Lars von Trier has long rivaled Hamlet as the most melancholy of melancholy Danes. With “Melancholia,” his new film, he makes it official.
Fifteen years ago, Von Trier had his first real American success with “Breaking the Waves,”...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Noted for the unexpected in his films, director Lars von Trier ("Dogville") scores again on that count as an interplanetary crisis puts Earth on a collision course.
The threat parallels the internal crisis a young bride (Kirsten Dunst, who was named best...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 7:17 AM
"The Vampire Diaries" compelled Teen Choice 2011 voters, winning five surf boards during Sunday's ceremonies broadcast by Fox.
The series won choice fantasy/sci-fi TV show, while stars Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder were named choice fantasy/sci-fi...