| May 1, 2011
A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 11:10 PM
As patrons sipped their chilled martinis — shaken, not stirred — fortunes of funny money were won and lost.
Red or black, odd or even, all was good fun at the roulette tables set up Thursday night for the Pacific Symphony's "The Music of...
| Jul 15, 2011
This is based on a book by Larry Beinhart, who gave us the political satire Wag the Dog.
Salvation Boulevard satirizes religion, a topic that is close to director George Ratliff’s heart. His family is religious and he’s done some religious...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 9:19 PM
"Drive" is all about mood but without the edge.
This noir-ish crime story will remind you a lot of Michael Mann's "Heat" in its look and deliberately slow pace. Like that movie, it favors long, smoldering stares over dialogue, punctuated by sudden...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 10:00 PM
* (out of four)
Working moms absolutely deserve all the credit in the world. What they don’t deserve is a movie that represents these hardworking women with frazzled mother-of-two Kate (Sarah Jessica Parker). This walking sitcom stuffs a double-...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 11:27 PM
"I wanted to talk to the animals like Dr. Dolittle."
And so she did.
Jane Goodall, whose love of animals first led her to the Kenya highlands in 1957. Who then went to work for famed scientist Louis Leakey. And soon after was introduced to the world...
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 7:47 AM
Sarah Jessica Parker plays an extreme multitasker in this mild comedy based on Allison Pearson's novel. A Boston-based businesswoman, wife and mother, the central character finds herself overwhelmed ... all the more so when she lands a big new account...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 11:22 AM
Before he was James Bond, he was Remington Steele
and he's also a Stephen King fan, a boon to Pierce Brosnan in his return to television.
In recent years a star of such movies as "Mamma Mia!" and the Roman Polanski-directed "The Ghost Writer," the...
| Jan 15, 2012
Actor Pierce Brosnan has sold his Malibu beach retreat for $2.6 million.
Brosnan and his wife, environmental activist and former broadcast journalist Keely Shaye Smith, put the property on the market at $3.9 million in 2010 while building another house...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 4:47 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Ben Gazzara, known for his brooding tough-guy presence in dozens of films, television shows and stage productions over his long career, died of pancreatic cancer on Friday at a Manhattan hospital, his lawyer said. He was 81....
| Aug 16, 2008
China's never been known for its stellar policies on little girls. But this week, its female trouble in Beijing has been especially vexing. There are, of course, the rumblings about members of the Chinese women's gymnastics team who appear younger than...