| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:59 PM
A collection of cute furry creatures will smother the undead this weekend, as "Monsters University" is expected to top zombie tale "World War Z" and several holdovers at the box office, including "Man of Steel."
The new Pixar film, a follow-up to 2001'...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Remember the days when Pixar meant perfection? When you could count on its animation to amaze, its stories to sweep you up?
Or the smooth ride in "Cars"? The "Toy Story" pals whose friendship was anything but plastic? The love among the...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Cheerleaders flipped and cart-wheeled their way down the monster-blue carpet along with a marching band and giant film characters Monday at the premiere of "Monsters University" at the El Capitan Theatre.
Celebrities, including star Billy Crystal, and...
| Jun 20, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
Remember how you felt watching “The Incredibles” or “Ratatouille” or, most recently in the Pixar canon, “Toy Story 3”? Those movies are funny and moving. You delight in their universe and are sad to...
| Feb 20, 2013
A year after Billy Crystal helmed the Oscars for approximately the 40 millionth time, hosting duties fall to “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane, who’s directed a grand total of one movie and had a minor role alongside Dwayne Johnson...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Veteran talents Billy Crystal and Bette Midler are teamed in this mildly amusing, family-friendly comedy that's very much about family ... several generations of one.
The stars play grandparents enlisted to mind their daughter's (Marisa Tomei)...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:52 AM
As with "Finding Nemo" recently, and "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King"before that, another animated Disney classic gets a home-video relaunch in the 3D refitting it received for theaters first.
The entertaining co-venture with Pixar offers...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Quentin Tarantino fans won't be disappointed in "Django Unchained," a crazy mess of ideas from spaghetti westerns, "Roots" and "Blazing Saddles" jangled up in a tale of pre-Civil War slavery and revenge. Tarantino borrows from the best, even from his...
| Dec 24, 2012
1/2* (out of four)
Rather than fun for the whole family, "Parental Guidance" is more like a hole for the fun family--a shrill, depressing pit where laughs and joy do not exist.
Played by squawking human parrot Billy Crystal, Artie can't even sit down...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 7:34 AM
A solid dose of the comedy icon, both then and now, is provided by this documentary profile - originally shown on the cable channel Encore - that also includes tributes from such celebrity peers and admirers as Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Crystal, Carol Burnett...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 12:39 PM
"Les Misérables" could reach a crescendo this weekend as Tom Hooper's adaptation of the classic Broadway musical has a strong chance of claiming No. 1 at the box office.
The star-studded film, which hit theaters Christmas Day, has been doing excellent...