April 4, 2013 |
The beauty of a well-told fable is typically in its airy brevity, with a moral sharp and bittersweet. Ramaa Mosley's feature debut, "The Brass Teapot," has Aesopian pretensions with its supernatural-themed story about the titular vessel's darkly magical effect on the lives of a young, financially strapped married couple, played by Juno Temple and Michael Angarano. But the conceit - the teapot fills with money when harm is inflicted in its presence - is treated less like a starting-off point for something wise to say about societal masochism than an opportunity to indulge in weakly cynical jokes and aggressively ouch-y humor.
April 14, 2011
The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Tracy Morgan; Giada De Laurentiis; Eric Greitens; Alison Krauss. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Courteney Cox; Rachael Ray; author Jane Green; k.d. lang performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Courteney Cox; NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Tracy Morgan. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Viewers' questions. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Talk Josh Holloway; Dara Torres; guest co-host Gloria Estefan.
February 27, 2003
"Road to Perdition" Tom Hanks, Paul Newman DreamWorks, $27 Although this melancholy period drama failed to receive Academy Award nominations for best film or director, it's definitely worth catching. Tom Hanks gives one of his strongest performances as a taciturn hit man for the Irish American mob in Chicago, circa 1930s. Paul Newman, who did receive an Oscar nomination for supporting actor, also excels as the head of the mob and Hanks' surrogate father.
January 16, 2005 |
In what could be the geek convergence event of 2005, director Robert Rodriguez is bringing Frank Miller's "Sin City" graphic novels to the big screen with a cast that includes Bruce Willis, Clive Owen, Benicio Del Toro, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Alexis Bledel and Jessica Alba.
September 3, 2013 |
When the developers of Change.org began their petition-generating website, was their intended target Hollywood? The website, which counts Amnesty International and the Humane Society as its higher-profile customers, has seen its users in the last two weeks protest Hollywood's casting decisions with great force. First, close to 3,000 people disputed Warner Bros. executives' decision to hire Ben Affleck as the new Batman for the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel. PHOTOS: Fall movie sneaks 2013 Now, users are back to protest the casting of Charlie Hunnam ("Sons of Anarchy")
May 4, 2007 |
After months of speculation about the fate of "Gilmore Girls," the CW and Warner Bros. Television announced Thursday that the show will end its sevenseason run this month. It was widely known that the popular dramedy about a mother and daughter would carry on only if both Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, who play the fast-talking Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, respectively, extended their contracts.
October 9, 2012 |
There are moments when a celebrity's celebrity friends can compromise privacy. Think Kelly Rowland letting slip that Beyonce and Jay-Z were expecting a baby girl, or Lance Bass confirming Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's engagement by gabbing about wedding gifts. But in the case of Amber Tamblyn and David Cross, the relatively low-flying actress and comedian, a famous friend underscored how awesome their recent wedding was and how...
October 11, 2002 |
"Tuck Everlasting," a sweeping romantic fable about love and mortality, targets an audience of girls in their early teens, but has been made with such skill and sensitivity that its appeal spans generations. It surrounds two talented and ingratiating young newcomers to the big screen, Alexis Bledel and Jonathan Jackson, with veteran actors Sissy Spacek, William Hurt, Ben Kingsley, Amy Irving and Victor Garber, all of whom excel in crucial roles.