| Apr 28, 2013
The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Sneaks list: In the...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:07 PM
Cavemen — they’re just like us! — or so ‘‘The Croods’’ seems to be saying with its familiar mix of generational clashes, coming-of-age milestones and generally relatable laughs. ...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:29 AM
It's "Ice Age" with humans and less ice. "The Croods" began life nearly a decade ago as "Crood Awakening," a collaboration of DreamWorks Animation and Aardman Studios, with a script co-written by John Cleese. Then Aardman, creators of the great Wallace...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:15 PM
"The Croods" could club its way to box-office success this weekend, as the animated caveman movie looks certain to end up No. 1.
The 3-D DreamWorks Animation film is likely to open with a solid $40 million, according to those who have seen pre-release...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Longtime readers know that I have a soft spot for animated movies. Sometimes when I go on a streak of bad reviews, people will ask me if I ever praise anything. I'll point to some delightful animated films and then those people will roll their eyes and...
| Mar 14, 2013
*** (out of four)
Do you prefer your thrillers streamlined and sufficiently logical or over-the-top and nuts?
If you answered "both," you'll love "The Call," which is in fact not based on the Backstreet Boys song of the same name and fortunately...
| Mar 21, 2013
** (out of four)
Do you want to see Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds running around half-naked?
Sorry, you'll have to settle for animated versions of the stars in “The Croods,” a 3-D family adventure that evidently exists to depict the invention...
| Feb 12, 2013
Pink has entered into a committed relationship with wedding gowns.
Blushing bridal gowns marched down the aisle as far back as 2002 — an eternity in the annals of celebrity marriage and fashion trends — when Gwen Stefani married Gavin...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
FilmDistrict has set Ryan Reynolds' sci-fier "Selfless" for a U.S. release on Sept. 26, 2014.
Reynolds plays a terminally ill billionaire who buys a chance for eternal life through an experimental underground medical procedure, which transfers his...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It's getting confusing keeping track of Snoop Dogg’s animal aliases.
Dogg, Lion -- and now snail?
The garden creature was the reason for his performance Wednesday afternoon at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles, where he was promoting the new...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"NICOLE GOES out of her way to walk on the razor's edge as an artist. I think she'd find it unnatural to be anything but exploratory, dangerous and challenging."
That's director Baz Luhrmann, speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about Nicole Kidman, the...
| Jan 8, 2013
David R. Ellis, 60, a journeyman director and former stuntman whose credits include the 2006 thriller "Snakes on a Plane," died Monday morning in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he was in pre-production on the upcoming film "Kite" with Samuel L....