| Mar 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
In "Muppets Most Wanted," a scene in Berlin features Christoph Waltz, who is part German. A scene in Dublin features Saoirse Ronan, who is Irish. And a scene in Madrid features Salma Hayek, who is Mexican. This is either offensive or...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:22 AM
High spirits and good times are hard to come by in "Muppets Most Wanted," the anxious follow-up to the commercially successful 2011 reboot ("The Muppets") and the seventh Muppet sequel to follow in the animal tracks of "The Muppet Movie" in 1979.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:00 PM
The only thing better than one Kermit is two. And the only thing better than two Kermits is one with a Russian accent. Throw Tina Fey into a gulag, force Ricky Gervais to play second fiddle to a nefarious frog, stick Ray Liotta in a chorus line and you...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:30 PM
James Caan is hitching a ride to "Preggoland."
The Oscar-nominated thesp has signed on to play the father of a 35-year-old woman named Ruth who fakes being pregnant so she can fit in with her friends.
Working from a comedic script by star Sonja Bennett,...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Uncle Sam wants you, but not quite enough to give you your citizenship. At least that's the message imparted by "Greencard Warriors," a well-meaning but leaden and predictable inner-city drama about the hardscrabble lives of Mexican illegals trying to...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Michael Chiklis is returning to FX, this time as part of the ensemble on "American Horror Story: Freak Show."
Chiklis will play the former husband of Kathy Bates' character and father of Evan Peters' character in the fourth-season incarnation of...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Pulses are likely to remain level during "In the Blood," a serviceable vehicle for MMA champ Gina Carano ("Haywire"). In a plot that variously recalls "True Lies," "The Long Kiss Goodnight" and "Kill Bill," Carano plays a new bride looking forward to a...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:53 PM
With "Gravity" still floating atop the box office, "Captain Phillips" may find itself adrift this weekend.
The 3-D space drama starring Sandra Bullock got off to a great start last weekend and has even attracted moviegoers to the multiplex mid-week,...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Nothing blocked the orbit of "Gravity" at the box office this weekend.
The 3-D space drama was No. 1 for a second weekend, collecting an impressive $44.3 million, according to an estimate from distributor Warner Bros. That means its ticket sales dropped...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity" remains a force at the box office.
Now in its second week of release, the 3-D outer space thriller outpaced the debut of "Captain Phillips" with an estimated $12.7 million earned on Friday. "Captain Phillips," starring Tom...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:11 PM
By the beard of Zeus! The main cast of the 2004 film “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” took to the stage in Santa Monica on Thursday night for a reading of the screenplay as a benefit to the tutoring and literacy organization 826LA....
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:30 PM
No tradition in photography is more eagerly awaited than the year-end avalanche of books from artists old and new. And photography has provided us with no greater mystery in recent years than the case of Vivian Maier.
Before her death in 2009, Maier...