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  • Review: 'Transcendence' ★★

    Review: 'Transcendence' ★&#9733
    After an intriguing start, "Transcendence" — aka "The Computer Wore Johnny Depp's Tennis Shoes" — offers roughly the same level of excitement as listening to hold music during a call to tech support. You can feel the audience hanging in...
  • 'Transcendence': Techno-thriller doesn't compute, critics say

    'Transcendence': Techno-thriller doesn't compute, critics say
    Longtime Christopher Nolan cinematographer Wally Pfister chose an ambitious film for his directing debut in "Transcendence," a sci-fi thriller starring Johnny Depp as a brilliant AI researcher who uploads his consciousness to a computer after being...
  • City Lights: 'Unforgiven' remake prompts revisit of the Eastwood version

    City Lights: 'Unforgiven' remake prompts revisit of the Eastwood version
    One of the things I pride myself on is having outgrown best-of lists. When I was a teenager and people asked me to name my favorite movie, though, my quick answer was usually "Unforgiven," the Clint Eastwood Oscar-winner about an aging, widowed gunfighter...
  • Film Review: In 'Transcendence,' Depp plays God, sort of

    Film Review: In 'Transcendence,' Depp plays God, sort of
    Several years back, after Johnny Depp's twin triumphs in "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" and the first "Pirates of the Caribbean," I started referring to him as the God Who Walks Among Us. (I think that qualifies as "ironic hyperbole.") Now, in...
  • Reel Critics: 'Transcendence'? Not quite

    Reel Critics: 'Transcendence'? Not quite
    Wally Pfister is one of Hollywood's most renowned cinematographers of complex visual screenplays. He won an Oscar for his work on the groundbreaking sci-fi twister "Inception." He was nominated for "The Prestige" and two Batman movies. He was director...
  • Luc Besson lets Scarlett Johansson play smart in 'Lucy'

     Luc Besson lets Scarlett Johansson play smart in 'Lucy'
    At this point, there seems little beyond Scarlett Johansson's abilities. So who's to say she can't play the smartest woman in the world? In writer-director Luc Besson's "Lucy," opening Aug. 8, Johansson follows her recent extraordinary trio of "Her,"...
  • DVD Review: Lumet's despairing 'The Pawnbroker'

    DVD Review: Lumet's despairing 'The Pawnbroker'
    Sidney Lumet's 1964 adaptation of Edward Lewis Wallant's novel debuted in Europe but took almost a year to reach American screens. Despite its many virtues, it's easy to see why American distributors plugged their ears and pretended it didn't exist....
  • Complete list of Summer Sneaks films

    APRIL 30 The M Word At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....
  • 'Let the Right One In' Director Boards Jo Nesbo's 'The Snowman' (EXCLUSIVE)

    "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" helmer Tomas Alfredson will direct an adaptation of the Jo Nesbo crime novel "The Snowman" for Working Title Films and Universal. Alfredson will be working on a draft of the screenplay with writer Soren Sveistrup. The film...
  • TV This Week, Feb. 16 - 22: 'Inside the Actors Studio'

    TV This Week, Feb. 16 - 22: 'Inside the Actors Studio'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 16 - 22, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   See latest XXII Winter Olympics TV schedule here. --------------------...
  • Jackson's rant highlights enduring issue of racial misinformation

     Jackson's rant highlights enduring issue of racial misinformation
    Being chased or attacked. Being nude in public. Dying. Drowning. Falling. Flunking a test. These calamities star in the classic nightmares that haunt our sleepy time under the sheets. I bet Sam Rubin gladly would have traded any of those nocturnal...
  • NAACP Image Awards Are a Multicultural Kudofest

    When the NAACP Image Awards were started in 1967 by the L.A. branch of the long-lived civil-rights org, the fight they were fighting was obvious. With quality roles for people of color scarce, and official recognition of those roles even scarcer, the...