| Jan 4, 2013
You know the beginning and you know the end, but it's the way director Kathryn Bigelow tells the middle in her riveting movie "Zero Dark Thirty" that amazed me.
I hope you see it. I'm going to see it again. It should win all the awards, for directing,...
| May 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"And So It Goes"
Director: Rob Reiner
Producers: Alan Greisman, Rob Reiner, Mark Damon
Cast: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton
An egocentric real estate agentâs life is turned upside down when he takes in a granddaughter he never knew, and unexpectedly...
| May 15, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Jocko Sims has joined the cast of Fox's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," opposite Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Kodi-Smit McPhee and Gary Oldman.
Fox has set the film for release on May 23, 2014. Matt Reeves replaced Rupert Wyatt, who had directed 2011's...
| May 8, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The Good, the Baz and the Ugly
It donât mean a thing if it ainât got that bling in Baz Luhrmannâs "The Great Gatsby," which arrives six months after its originally scheduled December release date but...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 11:00 AM
F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" is widely recognized as a literary masterwork. Yet as even the book's editor, Maxwell Perkins, said to Fitzgerald about a draft of the 1925 novel, the title character "is somewhat vague."
Hazy doesn't work in...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 10:40 AM
British actor Tom Hardy has been able to dream bigger since he delivered a memorably roguish performance in ”Inception” — but that ......
| May 3, 2012
| 8:16 PM
I've been going to the Newport Beach Film Festival since its inception, and I have to say that this year's crop of films has been the best yet. I hope these two will find their way to more movie theaters soon:
"Mariachi Gringo" – with this title, I...
| Aug 28, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
Formerly called “The Wettest County in the World” and then “The Wettest County,” “Lawless” depicts neither a soaked country or a chaotic, lawless society. Oops.
Sure, this Prohibition-era tale,...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 7:29 AM
Bootlegging dramas come with a built-in sympathy clause in their contracts with the audience. C'mon! they plead. All these folks want is to get the government off their backs, follow their American dream and provide liquor to the masses. And by the way,...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:48 AM
The movie "Lawless" is in theater's starting Wednesday, August 29th.
It's based on a true story about the Bondurant Brothers: 3 brothers involved in moonshining during the Prohibition-era Virginia.
"Lawless" is inspired by true events of Matt Bondurant'...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 2:49 PM
"Lawless" is one of those movies where the supporting characters are halfway interesting and the main character is in no way interesting. In the early moments of the film you'll meet intriguing characters played by Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Jessica...
| Dec 18, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
And that’ll do it for “Argo.”
Ben Affleck’s widely praised Oscar contender is plenty entertaining, but its sense of place and investigative detail don’t come within miles of the immersive power of...