January 27, 2010 |
The movie almost wasn't ready for the Sundance Film Festival -- an addition so late its place was held in the schedule as "Surprise Premiere 2." But everyone in town knew the last-minute movie was filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids Are All Right," and as soon as the film finished playing in a packed screening Monday night, the Annette Bening-Julianne Moore movie became the talk of the town. Like some of the most popular Sundance movies, "The Kids Are All Right" takes a conventional movie genre -- in this case, the domestic comedy -- and piles on independent film attitude and sharp dialogue, along with some frank sexuality.
November 20, 2012 |
A remake of the 1984 film of the same name, the new "Red Dawn" arrives in theaters following years of delays involving bankruptcy and a switch of the film's central villains from the Chinese to North Koreans. If the original, with its premise of American teenagers fighting off a Russian invasion, was something like "The Outsiders Fight Back" steeped in last-gasp Cold War anxiety, this update never finds an equivalent relevance or hook, failing to connect fully with our here and now. While a foreign regime exerting its emergent power over America certainly has a familiar ring to it, if anything, this new "Red Dawn" is a movie in search of its moment.
January 31, 2007
SATURDAY: Guests will turn out bright and early for the world premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' fantasy adventure "Bridge to Terabithia." Young stars Josh Hutcherson and AnnaSophia Robb and their co-stars are expected to arrive at 8:30 a.m. at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. AWARDS DATES SATURDAY: The 59th Annual DGA Awards dinner to honor directorial achievement in feature film, documentary and television will be held at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel.
March 6, 2014 |
Proving that maybe the tastes of MTV are not so different from those of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, three Oscar-nominated films -- "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- are among the movie of the year nominees for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. The male and female performance categories also echo the academy's choices as Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Amy Adams ("American Hustle"), Bradley Cooper ("American Hustle"), Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Wolf of Wall Stre et ")
June 27, 2012 |
Looks as if Jennifer Lawrence and her on-screen alias have a little heroism in common. The actress, who played fierce warrior Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games," saw an underage girl collapsed in front of her Santa Monica apartment building Monday evening, TMZ reported Tuesday. Wearing a black camisole, gray leggings and flip flops - she'd reportedly been walking her dog - the 21-year-old waited with concerned neighbors until the girl was treated and released from care on-site.
February 8, 2012
Today Denzel Washington; Lisa Kudrow. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Tim McGraw and Faith Hill; Randy Fenoli; chef Elizabeth Karmel. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Buddy Valastro's PB&J cupcakes; Jo Frost. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly Denzel Washington; Justin Tuck; Vanessa Hudgens. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Tim McGraw and Faith Hill; Andie MacDowell. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Bret Michaels; Eric Braeden; Wayne Brady; guest co-host NeNe Leakes. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors Hormones and hot flashes, fatigue and weight gain; how to shed pounds and boost energy.
September 11, 2005 |
ANXIETY nearly got the better of Charlie Ray several times during production of the romantic comedy "Little Manhattan." But who can really blame her? She was 11 and had never acted before professionally. "I was just so nervous about everything," confesses Ray, who is now 13. "I had never done anything in front of the cameras before. We had some rehearsals before we shot, and I got a better feeling for everything. And then the director helped me a lot getting into character.
March 21, 2012 |
When you're talking about "The Hunger Games," it all comes down to Katniss. Like other strong-minded women who have driven book sales into the stratosphere - think Lisbeth Salander of the "Dragon Tattoo" triology and even Bella Swan of the "Twilight" series - ace archer Katniss Everdeen is an indomitable heroine whom nothing fazes or flusters for long. Making a successful "Hunger Games" movie out of Suzanne Collins' novel required casting the best possible performer as Katniss, and in Jennifer Lawrence director Gary Ross and company have hit the bull's-eye, so to speak.
August 14, 2013 |
New Hampshire-based Team Timberland decamped to West Hollywood's Chateau Marmont on Tuesday night to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the label's iconic yellow boot -- and highlight the apparel program it's relaunching for fall. The boots were out in full force too -- the seeming footwear of choice for the little black dress crowd, who sported them unlaced and tongues flapping as they circulated through the crowd of magazine editors, photographers, Hollywood stylists and other assorted tastemakers. But before we could sit down to dinner, there was one burning question we needed answered: How did the boots end up that particular shade of yellow?