| Jan 15, 2013
| 7:49 PM
I went on a date the other evening with my eldest and youngest daughters.
I escorted the two thirtysomethings –- I'm not so dumb as to divulge their actual ages — to see director Tom Hooper's dazzling new film, "Les Miserables."
| Jan 16, 2013
In the political thriller “Broken City,” Mark Wahlberg plays an underdog—not exactly something new for the Oscar-nominated actor (“The Departed”) when you recall “Boogie Nights,” “Invincible,” “...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Ninguno de los artistas que hacen papeles de duro en Hollywood ha sacado tanto provecho de su pasado como lo hace Mark Wahlberg. El actor que contabiliza más de 20 detenciones delictivas, convirtió su turbulenta juventud en la mejor escuela para...
| Jan 17, 2013
** (out of four)
There’s no need to compare other corruption stories to “Broken City” because the new movie from director Allen Hughes (his first without brother and fellow “Menace II Society” director Albert) nods to all of...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 12:06 PM
In "Broken City," a Manhattan-set drama likely to appeal to those who enjoyed the more elegantly plotted machinations of "Arbitrage," the scenes between Russell Crowe as a powerful New York City mayor and Jeffrey Wright as the equally powerful police...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:22 PM
It should come as no surprise that every character in a movie with a title like this is either rotten to the core, or a liar, or a schemer, or the bearer of seriously damaging secrets. What is surprising is that these...
| 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...