| Jun 10, 2011
| 9:39 AM
All sorts of Old West conventions and cliches get sent up in this often clever animated parody that reteams Johnny Depp - as the voice of the title character - with Gore Verbinski, his director on the first three "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies....
| Mar 2, 2011
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
Lonely lizard Rango (voiced by Johnny Depp) tumbles out of the family car and into a desert animal society suffering a terrible drought. Since he has a big attitude but not any actual personality, Rango pursues friendships by scamming...
| Feb 16, 2012
"Rampart" patrols some familiar streets, but this jarringly intimate study of a dirty Los Angeles cop sliding, crazily, down the drain has a distinctive new-cliche smell, pungent and alive. The story, which is more about observation than propulsion, suits...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 12:44 PM
After his acclaimed work for director Oren Moverman in "The Messenger," Woody Harrelson collaborated with him again on this impactful character study of a 1990s Los Angeles cop who makes his own rules, both on and off the job.
At home, he still resides...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 7:50 AM
This summer marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark film "Deliverance," and Oconee County in South Carolina and Rabun County in Georgia - which border the Chattooga River where key scenes were filmed - are throwing a festival to celebrate.
| Oct 4, 2009
Peg Mullen, an author and former Iowa farm wife who hounded the U.S. military to find the truth about her son's death in Vietnam, has died. She was 92.
Family members said she died Friday at a nursing home in La Porte City, Iowa.
| Dec 21, 2009
C.D.B. Bryan, whose 1976 book "Friendly Fire" about the accidental death of a soldier in Vietnam struck a chord with disillusioned Americans, has died. He was 73.
Bryan died Tuesday of cancer at his home in Guilford, Conn., said his wife, Mairi. He was...
| Oct 28, 2008
"Battlestar Galactica's" Katee Sackhoff will face down a more human set of adversaries in an upcoming episode of "Law & Order."
Sackhoff -- who's also starring in an NBC pilot from "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf -- is set to play a murder suspect on the...
| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:53 AM
DISNEY'S D23 EXPO When it came time to create the third installment of the "Toy Story" saga, John Lasseter gathered members of the creative team who worked with him on the groundbreaking computer-animated film -- Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter......
| Mar 10, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The "Dark Knight" director speaks for the first time about his Superman plans -- and about the third Batman film's villain. "It won't be," he says with a wink, "Mr. Freeze."...
| Jun 16, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Dazzling, scary and sentimental, Toy Story 3 is a daringly dark and emotional conclusion to the film series that made Pixar famous. There are laughs, perhaps somewhat fewer than the first two movies about toys who make belonging to that one little boy...
| Jun 16, 2010
| 4:36 PM
If sequels are generally a step down, trequels â¦ triquels â¦ whatever â¦ are even more likely to disappoint. (Ladies and gentlemen, I give you âThe Godfather: Part 3â and âShrek the Third.â) If there's anyone capa...