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Movies / TV

‘Tombstones’ Stars Liam Neeson

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than 17 admitted. Calvary Written and directed by John Michael McDonagh, Calvary reveals itself over …

No Clear Oscar Film Favorite Emerges From Toronto and Telluride Festivals

Friday, September 19, 2014

Two years ago, Toronto International Film Festival audiences fell in love with Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook and loudly cheered all the Canadian references (natives don’t pronounce the second T in Toronto) in Ben Affleck’s crowd-pleasing Argo. Then last year, Gravity dropped jaws and 12 Years a Slave had its gala audience …

Ghosts Haunt Fall Movies

Friday, September 19, 2014

When you go to a film festival, cramming down four movies a day can make it easier to spot patterns than it is when you watch at a more leisurely pace. I will be reporting on some of the trends from the Toronto International Film Festival over the next week or so, starting with the most unexpected: a fifth of the films I …

Friday, July 11, 2014

Whitey Bulger’s Story Continues to Transfix Hollywood

Friday, July 11, 2014

Los Angeles — It is a story that has all the makings of an epic crime saga, so good it could be made into a movie. And it has been. And will be again. And so the story …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for the Week of July 6-12

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Don’t Miss Extant — If Sandra Bullock can rocket off into outer space, why not Halle Berry? In this suspenseful, futuristic “event” series, the Oscar-winner plays an astronaut, who after a 13-month solo mission, struggles to reconnect with her family, which includes a creepy little robot boy. But …

‘Tammy’ Gives Melissa McCarthy a Star Vehicle

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than …

Hallmark TV Shows Christmas In July

Saturday, July 5, 2014

New York — The Hallmark TV channels started a week’s worth of holiday programming on the Fourth of July — but think ornaments and egg nog instead of fireworks and hot dogs. The stunt on the Hallmark and …

New Film Shows How Roger Ebert Became a ‘Beloved’ Critic

Thursday, July 3, 2014

He could be generous and petty, competitive and nurturing, absurdly public and ferociously private. And given access to a soap box, you could be sure Roger Ebert would scramble on top of it. Quite aside from being America’s most famous film critic, Ebert was a film enthusiast, a …

TV Pilots Depart L.A.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Los Angeles — Once the king of TV pilots, Los Angeles is rapidly losing its domain to New York and other rivals. The L.A. region’s share of pilot production dropped to a historic low in the most recent pilot season, as producers took their business to the Big …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for the Week of June 29-July 5

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Don’t Miss Fourth of July C elebrations — Here’s our big-bang theory: Nothing matches watching fireworks live and in person. But if you happen to be anchored to the couch this year, television has plenty of “oohs” and “aahs” to offer as well. The explosive programming starts with …

‘Jersey Boys’ Adapts Tony Winner

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent …

Shia LaBeouf Arrested

Saturday, June 28, 2014

New York — Shia LaBeouf was released from police custody Friday after he was escorted from a Broadway theater for yelling obscenities and continued to act irrationally while being arrested, authorities said. After his court appearance, the actor, …