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  • Film Review: 'Ride Along'

    Kevin Hart's motor-mouthed, zinger-a-minute comic delivery does what it can to enliven "Ride Along," a lazy and listless buddy-cop action-comedy that fades from memory as quickly as its generic title. Opening in the post-awards-season January doldrums,...
  • Producers Maintain Their Family Bond With 007

    In an era when studios are increasingly relying on franchises to boost their bottom lines, it's no small feat to be the gatekeeper of the longest-running film series in Hollywood history. For nearly two decades, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson,...
  • Chris Pine's Jack Ryan is a different kind of patriot-hero

    Chris Pine's Jack Ryan is a different kind of patriot-hero
    Chris Pine was well aware of his action-hero options. Accepting the lead role in "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" — the $60-million thriller that hits theaters Friday — the actor became the fourth man to portray novelist Tom Clancy's iconic CIA...
  • Film Review: Tom Clancy hero Jack Ryan returns to big screen

    Film Review: Tom Clancy hero Jack Ryan returns to big screen
    After more than a decade-long hiatus, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan is back on the big screen. In “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” — one of the most pointlessly clunky titles in recent memory — he is reborn in the form of Chris Pine, who steps...
  • New releases: 'Captain Phillips' puts you on the boat in a hijacking

    Captain Phillips Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $40.99 Available on VOD beginning Jan. 21 The true story of the hijacking of the freighter Maersk Alabama becomes a refreshingly original action movie in "Captain Phillips," a Paul Greengrass-directed, Billy...
  • Sundance Film Festival: 10 Park City picks for sci-fi and horror fans

     
    Thursday evening sees the kickoff to the 2014 edition of the Sundance Film Festival, the annual indie confab that is […]...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'The Raid 2: Berandal'

    With its blissfully crude setup and ferociously inventive fight sequences, Gareth Evans' "The Raid: Redemption" (2011) was an exhilarating, exhausting treat for those who like to take their genre poison straight. If "The Raid 2: Berandal" disappoints...
  • Sundance 2014: 'The Raid 2' hits festival hard; trailer released

    Sundance 2014: 'The Raid 2' hits festival hard; trailer released
    PARK CITY, Utah -- Many who came to Sundance for the jam-packed first weekend had already departed Park City by Tuesday night, which left a difficult decision for those who remained: the world premiere of "The Raid 2" or a secret screening, which turned...
  • Slamdance Film Review: 'Elliot'

    "Elliot" won the jury award for best documentary feature at Slamdance, although frankly much of its content appears so perfectly boobish, in a low-budget Christopher Guest-imitating mode, that at times you might suspect you're watching a mockumentary --...
  • Berlin: Altitude Adds Sundance Winner 'Fishing Without Nets' to EFM Slate

    LONDON -- Altitude Film Sales has added three titles to its sales slate at the European Film Market in Berlin: "Fishing Without Nets," "Bolshoi Babylon" and Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer "Blood Mountain," as revealed by Variety yesterday. "Fishing...
  • Film Review: 'The Monuments Men'

    It's not only the great works of European art that have gone missing in "The Monuments Men"; the spark of writer-director-star George Clooney's filmmaking is absent, too. In adapting writer Robert M. Edsel's account of the men charged with protecting...
  • Calderon indictment could affect other races, supermajority

    SACRAMENTO -- The indictments against state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon and former Assemblyman Tom Calderon on Friday initially drew a muted response from colleagues in the Legislature who huddled behind closed doors to decide what to do. The Senate...