| Nov 22, 2011
*** (out of four)
“Hey, kids! Wouldn’t you love to see a movie that touches on the early days of filmmaking? You might learn about how frames are spliced together to create an illusion on screen! And there’s lots of steam coming out...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 2:14 PM
Martin Scorsese is not the first name that pops to mind when you say “family entertainment.” But he is a great director, and his new “Hugo” proves that his reach extends beyond hard-edged urban films (“Taxi Driver,”...
| Nov 26, 2011
| 11:24 AM
I’ll start by telling you my problems with Hugo, before heaping all the praise on this whimsically wonderful film.
They took a kids book (The Invention of Hugo Cabret) by La Jolla resident Brian Selznick (relative of film legend David O. Selznick,...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
If Tigger were slower, calmer—and human—he might be like Ned (Paul Rudd), a likable optimist who’s never held a steady job and isn’t that concerned about it. His sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 11:26 AM
The plucky automobile Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) goes international in this entertaining Disney-Pixar sequel to one of the most successful animated movies to date.
He enters a Grand Prix that also lands him in the midst of a spy mission,...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 12:03 AM
Steve Coogan, who was so hysterical in The Trip earlier this year and always cracks me up, wasn’t given a lot to do in this movie. His biggest laugh came from the shocking view of him bending over while nude.
Many of the sisters of this “...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 1:18 PM
Paul Rudd has the less-than-glorified title role in this comedy carried largely by the skill of its cast.
Newly paroled, the sibling seeks shelter with each of his three sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer), invariably causing...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 12:00 PM
If you ask a smart, talented, prolific, highly opinionated and possibly overextended writer to create a series for you whenever he gets the chance, you might get a terrific television show. Or you might get "The Newsroom," which is what HBO got when it...
| Aug 6, 2010
| 10:15 AM
Michael Caine does customarily excellent work as an unlikely avenger in this tale of a senior citizen out to even the score when young hoodlums kill a friend in his British neighborhood.
Local detectives ( Emily Mortimer, Charlie Creed-Miles) aren't...