| Dec 29, 2012
Jenni Rivera: An article in the Dec. 20 Calendar section about the memorial service for singer Jenni Rivera at Gibson Amphitheatre described her as the mother of three. She had five children.
"Les Miserables" actors: In the Dec. 27 Envelope section,...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 8:57 PM
Murder is often messy. The same holds true for comedy.
And so it is with the second production from Thriller Theater, "The Centerpiece," which opened Friday night.
Perhaps surprisingly, given the troupe's name, it's not a thriller at all —...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 9:21 AM
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" scampered away with the top spot at the multiplex this weekend, beating out a handful of popular Christmas releases to claim No. 1 yet again.
For the third consecutive weekend, Peter Jackson's prequel to "The Lord...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:28 PM
For the past few months, just about every movie I've seen has been preceded by a short documentary on the making of "Les Miserables."
The point most stressed in these previews is that every song in the movie is being sung live; that unprecedented steps...
| Jan 8, 2013
No matter who wins or loses Sunday, the 2013 Golden Globes ceremony obviously will be awesome because Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting. Really: That should be enough to make even the most awards show-averse movie/TV fans tune in.
Yes, there will...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 9:52 PM
Texas Chainsaw 3D
Lionsgate's Texas Chainsaw 3D continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper's 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Say hello to ya mutha for me, OK?
Mark Wahlberg gets that a lot.
Five years after Andy Samberg's "Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals" skit on "Saturday Night Live" (if you've never seen it, the title says it all), five years after Wahlberg went on Jimmy...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Universal's debut chiller "Mama" saw a slight three-day bump vs. earlier estimates, at $28.5 million, but the studio released four-day projections that were a tad more conservative. Estimates of $33 million would still easily make it the No. 1 film over...
| Dec 19, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
Aside from “Newsies,” I don’t prefer musicals. I still know a good one when I see it, and the first big-screen musical version of “Les Miserables” is a very good one.
The first-time-ever nature of the...
| Dec 19, 2012
On a recent night in New York, “Les Miserables” stars Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and Samantha Barks re-purposed their singing skills for something less epic—karaoke.
“Amanda was attempting some rap and then halfway in she...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 9:27 PM
For his latest blood fest, Quentin Tarantino largely replays all of his other blood fests, specifically his last flick, ‘‘Inglourious Basterds.’’ In Tarantino’s new tale of wickedly savage...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 12:39 PM
"Les Misérables" could reach a crescendo this weekend as Tom Hooper's adaptation of the classic Broadway musical has a strong chance of claiming No. 1 at the box office.
The star-studded film, which hit theaters Christmas Day, has been doing excellent...