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.
July 8, 2010 |
Witty, urbane and thoroughly entertaining, "The Kids Are All Right" is an ode to the virtues of family, in this case a surprisingly conventional one even with its two moms, two kids and one sperm donor. Whatever your politics, between peerless performances, lyrical direction and an adventurous script, this is the sort of pleasingly grown-up fare all too rare in the mainstream daze of this very dry summer. Before delving into the layered perfection of Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo, let's start by getting past any hesitations or reservations about the lesbian household premise on which "The Kids Are All Right" is based.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 29, 2010
The Early Show Chef Bobby Flay. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Rob Schneider; Flo Rida. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News Zac Efron and Amanda Crew; Christina Hendricks; Cloris Leachman. (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Michael Keaton; Ann-Margret. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View President Barack Obama. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Oprah Winfrey Show 3 p.m. KABC Dr. Phil 4 p.m. KCBS Tavis Smiley Pam Grier.