| Dec 13, 2012
| 7:38 AM
"The Hobbit," the first of three movies to be yanked out of J.R.R. Tolkien's single novel, comes from Mister Middle-earth: Peter Jackson, who thrilled Tolkien fans worldwide with his lavish screen version of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy....
| Dec 12, 2012
I grew up watching Godzilla movies and episodes of Johnny Sokko and his Giant Robot on television. Seeing monsters destroy cities while the armies of the world tried to fight them off were a regular part of my Saturday afternoons. I especially enjoyed the...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:34 PM
LAS VEGAS — For a corpse, the International Consumer Electronics Show was pretty lively.
The 2013 trade show, which ended a four-day run Friday, attracted a record 3,250 exhibitors and was on pace to match last year's 156,000 in attendance despite...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Ninguno de los artistas que hacen papeles de duro en Hollywood ha sacado tanto provecho de su pasado como lo hace Mark Wahlberg. El actor que contabiliza más de 20 detenciones delictivas, convirtió su turbulenta juventud en la mejor escuela para...
| Jan 17, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
First Jennifer Lawrence had “House at the End of the Street.” Now her fellow best actress Oscar nominee, Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”), has her own PG-13-rated horror nonsense with “Mama,”...
| Jan 17, 2013
"Mama" breaks a lot of horror movie rules, right off the proverbial bat.
It gives us a long back-story opening, and brings up much more back story as the tale progresses.
It overexplains. It reveals its supernatural menace, not just in glimpses, but...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 9:06 PM
Thanks to the vagaries of distribution, Alfred Hitchcock's black-and-white 1934 “The Man Who Knew Too Much” has arrived on an affordable Blu-ray earlier than the director's better-known Technicolor 1956 remake, which is available only as...
| Oct 27, 2010
| 3:50 PM
"Little Vampire Women"
By Louisa May Alcott and Lynn Messina
HarperTeen, 320 pages, $8.99
"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"
By Jane Austen and Seth Graeme Smith
uirk Books, 319 pages, $24.95
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"
By Seth Grahame Smith...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 10:00 PM
**1/2 (out of four)
Contrary to the knowledge of Alex (Guy Pearce) and his girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes of “So You Think You Can Dance”), not only does the old Rhode Island house they’re restoring have a basement, it’s also home...
| Sep 10, 2010
When Sony Pictures' plan for a fourth "Spider-Man" movie starring Tobey Maguire fell apart in January, the studio had to come up with a new way to keep the superhero series alive after three movies released from 2002 to 2007 grossed $2.5 billion...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 7:47 AM
SAN DIEGO -- The wildly popular annual trade show Comic-Con International kicks off Thursday for a four-day run that will draw tens of thousands to downtown San Diego, including directors Steven Spielberg, Guillermo Del Toro and Jon Favreau.
| May 4, 2012
| 9:38 PM
Disney studio chief opening: Since Bob Iger fired studio chief Rich Ross, the media have tossed all sorts of prominent names into the hopper as potential successors. But who would want the job?...