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  • 'Margin Call'

    'Margin Call'
    An excellent ensemble cast depicts the impact of the economic crisis on one financial firm in writer-director J.C. Chandor's smart and superb drama, which might hit too close to home for some. Jeremy Irons plays the head of an investment bank suddenly on...
  • The new Kevin Spacey film, Margin Call, captures our sad zeitgeist

    The new Kevin Spacey film, Margin Call, captures our sad zeitgeist
    Margin Call (R) Directed by J.C. Chando   J. C. Chandor's Margin Call is one of those films that speaks to a zeitgeist. Now is the time of depressing downsizing — but that's been true for a decade. More to the point: Now is the time of a take-...
  • 'Priest'

    'Priest'
    The title doesn't completely indicate what you'll get from this rather grim action-with-vampires adventure, which was a 3-D attraction in theaters. Paul Bettany plays the title cleric who goes to the rescue in a post-apocalyptic world when his niece (Lily...
  • Watching Margin Call with a Hedge Fund Trader

    Watching Margin Call with a Hedge Fund Trader
    I am sitting in the private theater of a showplace Westport, Connecticut home, watching a Blu-ray DVD of J.C. Chandor’s Margin Call on the large screen. My host, Stephen, who has cracked open some cold beers and provided a big bowl of potato chips,...
  • Review: 'Inkheart'

    Review: 'Inkheart'
    In the fashionably medieval-tinged fantasy adventure "Inkheart," contemporary people known as Silvertongues bring literary characters to life simply by reading aloud from the pages in which they exist. One of the drawbacks to this unasked-for...
  • The Siren's Call: Angels with guns . . . and six-pack abs

    The Siren's Call: Angels with guns . . . and six-pack abs
    Michael Ordoña's recent talk, on The Times' blog Hero Complex, with actor Paul Bettany about his role as Michael the archangel in the movie "Legion" touches on all the militaristic imagery of angels. There's also plenty of that in a gorgeous coffee...
  • VIDEO: 'Gossip Girl' alum Willa Holland gets strangled in 'Straw Dogs'

     
    Willa Holland plays Janice, the young wife who gets strangled in the remake of "Straw Dogs." The Ford model/actress and stepdaughter of director Brian DePalma was encouraged by Steven Spielberg to work in front of the cameras. She became a......
  • Inside track on the Oscars' best actor race

     
    Following up on the inside track we recently gave you on the best-picture race, here's an update on the slugfest over best actor. Bullets alongside entries on the list below connote the five guys I think will still be standing when nominees are announced....
  • Sunday's TV Highlights: Season finales of 'Californification' and 'Dexter' on Showtime

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 13 - 19, in PDF format This week's TV Movies 'CALIFORNIFICATION': David Duchovny and Natascha McElhone star in the season finale at 10 p.m. on Showtime. SERIES Brothers: Snoop......
  • 'Legion' and 'Tooth Fairy' wing it

     
    We couldn't help but notice that here in the City of Angels a lot of the billboards along the freeways these days seem to be living up to the civic nickname. Tough guys, it appears, wear feathers. Now both "Legion,"......
  • Tuesday's TV talk shows: Susan Boyle and Adam Lambert appear on 'Oprah Winfrey'

     
    The Early Show Denzel Washington. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Author Whoopi Goldberg; author Harley Pasternak; author Mika Brzezinski. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Randy Jackson; Ashley Judd. (N)......
  • Late-night Watch: The Revenge of Conan O'Brien

     
    In many ways, it’s been a pretty good week for Conan O’Brien. On Monday night, Martin Scorsese offered to put him in his new HBO series, and last night Quentin Tarantino said he'd help O’Brien follow the director’s template and......