| Oct 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Magnolia, $26.98; Blu-ray, $29.98
Available on VOD beginning Oct. 15
The Tom Hanks hijacking-at-sea thriller "Captain Phillips" is sure to be one of the year's most talked-about films, but cinephiles also should check out director Tobias...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Rebel Wilson's new television series "Super Fun Night" premiered to a solid audience of 8.2 milion viewers Wednesday night on ABC, despite many critics lamenting that the show wastes the Australian actress' considerable comedic gifts in favor of sight...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
When Catherine Hardwicke, the brash darling of indie films like "Thirteen," landed the job to direct the adaptation of 2008's "Twilight," it was an important crack in Hollywood's glass ceiling. The first chapter of the vampire saga went on to gross nearly...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Los Angeles-based actress Tracey Heggins knows how fortunate she is. Besides appearing in Common's indie film "LUV," the statuesque actress also plays Senna -- one of the Amazonian vampires -- in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2." "It was so...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:00 AM
ABC is going all in on Tuesday nights, with four new shows premiering, beginning with "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D". Considering that show's cat's cradle of demographic attractions — Comic books! Joss Whedon! Clark Gregg!! — ABC decided...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:12 PM
It took a spry teenager to get the Corona del Mar High girls' tennis team into "spry blue" uniforms.
Her name is Kenzie Purcifull.
At the start of Purcifull's sophomore year, Coach Brian Ricker gave team uniform responsibilities to her mother, Renee....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 9:04 AM
Set in Atlantic City and New York City, viewed metaphorically here as Oz and Kansas, respectively, "Girl Most Likely" goes a little bit wrong in nearly every scene, its stridently quirky characters never quite making sense together in the same universe,...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Coming off a disappointing TV season, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee is ratcheting up his "four quadrant" plan to boost the network's fortunes.
In ABC lingo, that means fielding prime-time shows that appeal to women and men, young and old....
| Sep 7, 2013
| 8:30 AM
"Bridesmaids" star and co-scribe Kristen Wiig has joined the cast of "Nasty Baby," the next project from "Crystal Fairy" director Sebastian Silva, one of Chile's top young helmers.
Juan de Dios Larrain and Pablo Larrain's Chilean shingle Fabula ("Gloria,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 9:53 AM
The dark and twisty hit novel "Gone Girl" is taken to task by the best practitioner of dark literary arts, Mary Gaitskill, in this fall's Bookforum -- puzzlingly, about 15 months after the book's publication.
Writer Mary Gaitskill is among the best...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:40 PM
A true story is the source of usual action director Michael Bay's ("Transformers") often violent comedy, which some of the actual people involved weren't pleased about seeing turned into a source of humor.
Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony...
| Jul 12, 2013
It took the cringe-humor masterpiece of HBO's long-running "Curb Your Enthusiasm" to finally give Chicago-style improv a measure of TV legitimacy. The easygoing yin to Larry David's irascible yang, Second City alum Jeff Garlin carries that same approach...