| Jul 22, 2013
An elite pack of wide-appeal international toon pics, offering entertaining and immersive entry into distinctive worlds around the globe, are now punching sizeable sales and box office.
The latest example, which features in the Durban Festival's Africa...
| Apr 28, 2013
The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Sneaks list: In the...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:30 PM
FX Networks CEO John Landgraf announced today during his exec session that Billy Bob Thornton will star in the FX adaptation of the Coen brothers' feature film "Fargo."
Thesp will play Lorne Malvo, a role similar to the one played by Steve Buscemi in the...
| Jun 1, 2013
If actress Scarlett Johansson plays Hillary Rodham Clinton in "Rodham" — the much ballyhooed movie bio of the young Hillary — this is what will happen:
Hillary Clinton will be elected president of the United States.
And I'll have no choice...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The marketing of AMC's new drama, "Low Winter Sun," revolves around a moody black-and-white photo of lead actor Mark Strong and the show's tagline: "Good Man. Cop. Killer."
Just another player in the crowded genre of "Gee, it's tough to be a straight...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The third season of "Boardwalk Empire" achieved such operatic highs -- and featured such an assortment of twisting alliances, along with a truly menacing villain -- that the slow start to the current campaign is perhaps to be forgiven. Granted, there's...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Al Capone, arguably the most famous gangster ever, has grown into a mythic figure, a sort of cigar-chomping, fedora-wearing, machine gun-wielding, vicious, ruthless monster.
To Deirdre Marie Capone, he was simply Uncle Al.
Technically, her granduncle,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 9:24 AM
"Last Tango in Halifax" -- The best new show of the fall is a rapturous mix of absurdly fairy-tale-romance and frantic modern complications, set in the sylvan drear of Yorkshire and brought to life by masterfully shaded performances.
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:18 PM
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This week's TV Movies
It takes two septuagenarians (Derek...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:30 PM
HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" returned Sunday night to a smaller audience for its fourth-season premiere, no doubt impacted by the big NFL game featuring New York's Giants.
Nielsen estimates that the Prohibition era drama starring Steve Buscemi averaged 2.4...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:13 AM
What is Pixar doing, settling for adequacy?
"Monsters University," the weirdly charmless sequel to the animated 2001 Pixar hit "Monsters, Inc.," is no better or worse than the average (and I mean average) time-filling sequel cranked out by other...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The Berlin Wall was a thing of chicken wire and Kleenex compared with the barrier that once stood between film and television in America.
Unlike British actors, who moved easily between stage, television and film, American movie stars were essentially...