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  • Saturday's TV Highlights: HBO has Leo and Kate, together again

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 27 - Jan. 2, in PDF format This week's TV Movies SECOND TIME AROUND: “Titanic’s” Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet reunited for the moody 2008 period drama “Revolutionary Road...
  • Wednesday's Highlights: Elvis Costello is interviewed on his show

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan 3 - 9, in PDF format This week's TV Movies HIS AIM IS TRUE: Mary Louise Parker interviews Elvis Costello on 'Spectacle: Elvis Costello With...' at 10 p.m. on......
  • Back to back Besson: 'From Paris With Love' and 'District 13: Ultimatum'

     
    Back in the '80s, it seemed like every teen comedy was written, produced and/or directed by John Hughes. The man was so prolific he became a sort of one-man studio.French filmmaker Luc Besson ("La Femme Nikita," "The Fifth Element") is John Hughes on...
  • Original 'Karate Kid' screenwriter says fans wonder 'Why are you remaking this classic?'

     
    Rachel Abramowitz is back on the Hero Complex with a look at the past and the future of "The Karate Kid." The writer of 1984's "The Karate Kid" isn't flipping for this summer's remake starring young Jaden Smith, the son......
  • DVD Review: District B-13: Ultimatum

     
    District B-13 was the kinetic French thriller of a few years back that introduced the world to the word and sport “parkour” – that French-frolic up and down buildings, over trees, cars, leaping and scrambling and covering ground on...
  • Movie Review: Skirt Day

     
    It's fascinating to watch French culture, especially French film, cope with that famously welcoming nation's attitude toward the chasms opening within society over the Islamic underclass that has developed there. The country that let Ayatollah Khomeini...
  • Jim Carrey’s Oscar shot–I Love You Phillip Morris, in legal limbo

     
    It premiered at Sundance in 2009, and has seen release dates come and go in the year and a half since. Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor star in I Love You Phillip Morris, a darkly comical gay prison romance (oh yeah), which has been tied up in distribution...
  • Peter Jackson is having casting meetings re: The Hobbit

     
    Perhaps he's resigned himself to it after all. Heat Vision is reporting that Peter Jackson, in an effort to keep the teetering The Hobbit train on the tracks, is having casting meetings with possible actors for the film. He could still end up only as...
  • Taken (B)

    Directed by Pierre Morel (District B-13) Written by Luc Besson & Robert Mark Kaman (The Karate Kid, The Professional, The Fifth Element) Starring: LIAM NEESON (Rob Roy, Schindler's List) MAGGIE GRACE ("Lost", The Fog) KATIE...
  • Movie review: Transporter 3 -- 1 out of 5 stars

    The director of the third Transporter movie has given himself the name "Olivier Megaton." Too easy, you say? Very well. Make your own "bomb" joke. It's enough to say that Megaton and producer Luc Besson finally drive the wheels off this action...
  • 'Transporter 3'

    "Transporter 3" -- the latest installment of cinema's extended meditation on the hidden perils of overnight delivery -- stars bullet-headed Jason Statham, who bears the Mark of the Modern Bond, which is to say his veins are pumped with ice water and his...
  • Movie review: Taken -- 4 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: Taken -- 4 out of 5 stars
    Three self-evident truths emerge from Taken, the lean and brutal thriller about why one should NEVER kidnap a retired secret agent's daughter. Liam Neeson could have had a helluva career as an action star, had he been willing to sell out. Secondly, when...