| Jul 9, 2010
| 4:35 AM
Despicable Me has garnered mostly warm reviews (not raves), often comparing this Universal cartoon to the Golden Age of Looney Tunes. It's a 3D stitch. Stay through the credits. They play around with the 3D at the end. “Anarchic” stuff....
| May 4, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Departures' annual "culture issue" has a big, glossy art-travel story on Instituto Inhotim, the Brazilian museum and sculpture garden once dubbed an "art zoo" for its collection of exotic projects. Look for Robert Polidoriâs spectacular shot of Chris...
| Sep 5, 2010
Like fellow Brits Kate Moss and Sienna Miller before her, model and TV host Alexa Chung is known as much for her enviable personal style as she is for her professional accomplishments. And her penchant for boyish, effortless-looking getups makes her a...
| Feb 24, 2011
In 2008, the committee that oversees the Oscars' foreign-language film category came under withering criticism for avoiding risky movies. Romania's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," a frank account of a young girl's illegal abortion, wasn't nominated, nor...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 12:15 PM
* * * Cars 2
Directed by John Lasseter. Written by Ben Queen. With the voices of Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy and Michael Caine. (G)
Who killed the electric car? That's one of the burning questions stalking Cars 2, along with “Whatever happened...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 1:11 PM
The C.S. Lewis fantasy novels reached their third film adaptation with this saga, directed by Michael Apted ("Coal Miner's Daughter") and notable for being considerably - and commendably - shorter than its screen predecessors.
Ben Barnes is back as...
| Mar 25, 2012
It takes guts to write a satire about terrorism — and Lionel Shriver has guts. She has already published biting novels about the failings of the U.S. healthcare system ("So Much for That") and a school shooter ("We Need to Talk About Kevin")....
| Nov 10, 2011
Mark Roybal, president of production at Indian Paintbrush, still remembers the rush he got from viewing "Little Miss Sunshine" at its 2006 Sundance Film Festival screening.
"It was one of the most unbelievable experiences I've ever had," he says. "I went...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 10:41 AM
| Dec 12, 2011
| 11:50 PM
Last year when I wasn’t a party of the San Diego Film Critics Society, I cringed when I saw how many awards they gave to 44 Inch Chest, a movie with a great cast, but lame screenplay.
This year as part of the group, I enjoyed the fun as we sent...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:56 AM
The Oscar race isn't getting any easier to predict.
This morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press unveiled their nominees for the best in film and television in 2011. And while this small group of media generally has little influence over the Oscars, it's...
| Jan 15, 2012
It comes by Brink's truck and is hand-delivered by security guards. It is served up on silver platters and in lighted glass vitrines at chi-chi cocktail parties. The finest jewelry in the world is in Hollywood during the weeks leading up to the Golden...