| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Heaven has no gates, only a small wooden sign draped by a cluster of corn on the side of a narrow and winding farm road.
Heaven is easily attained, just make a left turn at the sign and rumble over a stretch of gravel to a simple clearing below a...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:41 AM
Dwier Brown was on screen for about five minutes. It was enough to help create one of the movies' greatest moments.
And we’re giving you the chance to meet him, hear his stories and answer your questions. I’m sure he’ll also sign an...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The only possible reaction to an amateurish romance like "Shirin in Love" is: Do the filmmakers think we're all idiots?
Practically every scene in this tale about a glamorous, unhappily engaged Los Angeles book reviewer (Nazanin Boniadi) with an eye for...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:30 AM
An innocuous romantic comedy, "Shirin in Love" sets its slightly ditzy, definitely perky heroine on a path toward fulfillment that diverges from the expectations of her wealthy Beverly Hills Iranian-American milieu. This setting provides a superficial...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:17 AM
The heroine of "Shirin in Love" is pretty, charming and klutzy. The romantic comedy about the young Iranian-American has glimmers of all those qualities too, but klutziness would have to be first on the list.
Played by "Homeland's" Nazanin Boniadi,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Movie previews: A listing in the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Married thesps Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman will topline an Off Broadway staging of "Annapurna," the Sharr White play that rounds out the 2013-14 season from Gotham's New Group.
The duo will reprise the roles they played in an L.A. staging earlier...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:08 AM
As confirmed by her "House of Lies" role, Kristen Bell often goes for comedy, but she plays it much more seriously in this tale of a reporter disenchanted with her job and her life.
She decides to revisit an earlier, happier time by reclaiming her...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 11:43 AM
Goodman Theatre artistic director Robert Falls is to helm playwright Beth Henley's play "The Jacksonian" at the New Group in the fall, the New York-based theater company said Monday.
Falls' off-Broadway cast will include Ed Harris, Glenne Headly, Amy...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 8:32 AM
Making its home video debut the same week it premieres on PBS, the latest project from master documentary maker Ken Burns ("The Civil War," "Baseball") recalls the environmental phenomenon that brought considerable grief and challenge to residents of...
| 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...
| Mar 27, 2011
Jessica Penner and Zuzana Moravcikova breezed into the Beverly Hills Hotel, hockey sticks in hand. One stick belonged to Jessica's husband, Dustin Penner of the Los Angeles Kings, the other, to his teammate, Zuzana's fiancé, Michal Handzus.