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  • Digitally pumped-up 'Hobbit' is a so-so trip ★★ 1/2

    Digitally pumped-up 'Hobbit' is a so-so trip ★★ 1/2
    "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....
  • Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim" Trailer Introduces Monsters and Fighting Robots

    Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim" Trailer Introduces Monsters and Fighting Robots
    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...
  • Samsung takes the spotlight as CES becomes truly global

    Samsung takes the spotlight as CES becomes truly global
    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...
  • Mark Wahlberg muestra su alma de duro en "Broken City"

    Mark Wahlberg muestra su alma de duro en "Broken City"
    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...
  • 'Mama' review: Worse than 'Mamma Mia'

    'Mama' review: Worse than 'Mamma Mia'
    *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,”...
  • 'Mama' reworks rules of effective horror ★★★

    'Mama' reworks rules of effective horror ★★★
    "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...
  • DVD review: Hitchcock classic welcomed to Blu-ray

    DVD review: Hitchcock classic welcomed to Blu-ray
    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...
  • Review "Little Vampire Women," "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"

    Review "Little Vampire Women," "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"
    "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...
  • 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' review: Stupid but scary, which is what really matters

    'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' review: Stupid but scary, which is what really matters
    **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...
  • Hollywood gets a kick out of 'rebooting'

    Hollywood gets a kick out of 'rebooting'
    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...
  • Comic-Con kicks off with freaks, fans, famous people

    Comic-Con kicks off with freaks, fans, famous people
    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. This year'...
  • Bob Iger's studio chief hunt: Why would anyone want the job?

     
    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?...