| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Kurtwood Smith turned the image of the sitcom dad on its ear in the raucous Fox sitcom "That '70s Show" as Red Forman, the tough-nosed war vet father of Eric (Topher Grace).
Red was the antithesis of such sweater-clad warm-and-fuzzy TV dads as Ozzie...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:20 PM
"Ernest & Celestine," the charming French-Belgium animated film and Oscar contender, is about a bear and a mouse whose artistic tendencies are forever getting them into trouble. Marked as outsiders by their respective societies, an unlikely friendship...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:10 AM
We bring to the movies whatever childhoods we had, and whatever television we watched to keep real life at bay, one half-hour at a time.
The frantic, occasionally funny new animated feature "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" is a 3-D big-screen version of a...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Winter is coming to Oakton, the fictional city circa 1959 at the center of the new 3-D animated film "The Nut Job." Unfortunately, the critters who occupy Liberty Park haven't been able to store enough food to survive the season. That's of no concern to...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Warner Bros. and Lego look to be constructing a blockbuster brick by brick as the toy brand's first full-length feature film is building huge buzz before an opening weekend predicted to hit more than $40 million at the domestic box office.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:00 PM
"The Lego Movie" is a massive collision of subversive humor, hyper-kinetic energy, mind-jangling design, spinning colors and about 15 million Legos, no exaggeration.
It is very tempting to use the movie's pounding pop anthem — "Everything Is...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Finally! A comedy that works. An animated film with a look — a kinetic aesthetic honoring its product line's bright, bricklike origins — that isn't like every other clinically rounded and bland digital 3-D effort. A movie that works for the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Parents poking around for things to do with their kids are a diverse lot. So smores and mimosas and Legos and mooncakes and soccer and golf and Tinker Bell and Olivia Newton-John in leather … It’s all good.
The funky and...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:13 AM
Big, bright, often beautiful and essentially an action movie, as are most animated features these days, "Frozen" comes from Walt Disney Animation Studios. While Disney credits the 1845 Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Snow Queen" as primary...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Teaching children about animals by accentuating their similarities to human beings is a great place to start. But penguins aren't people — a fact director Anthony Geffen's "Adventures of the Penguin King" works hard to ignore.
"I haven't been home...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here’s who they picked:
Jonathan Groff | Actor
He closed out last year as the voice of the rugged mountain man romantic...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Standing in front of his congregation at One Church International, pastor Touré Roberts made an impassioned plea: Go see a Ja Rule movie this weekend.
"I'm excited about this film," the preacher said. "It's almost like God is taking it viral. It comes...