January 14, 2007 |
SOMETIMES a reporter has to stick his neck out just a little. Even if that means putting himself squarely in the sights of a killer to get him to make a move. Robert Downey Jr. plays San Francisco Chronicle crime reporter Paul Avery on the trail of the Zodiac Killer in David Fincher's "Zodiac."
September 18, 1995 |
You need not have lost your job to appreciate "Small Days," the late-night offering at the Hudson Backstage. You need only sense the career anxiety prevalent in this era of corporate downsizing. Playwright Timothy McNeil plays Henry, a laid-off engineer who spends most of his days watching TV reruns and drinking whiskey. His wife left him, and to make ends meet he's taken a night job delivering pizzas.
February 4, 2011
SAG rewind: Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis cozy on a couch beside Darren Aronofsky, while "The Kids Are All Right" stars Mark Ruffalo and Annette Bening talked intensely at the People Magazine/Entertainment Industry Foundation post party at the Shrine Auditorium.... Also there: "Modern Family" stars Sofia Vergara, Eric Stonestreet, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen celebrating their ensemble win, a pregnant Jane Krakowski chatting with Matthew Morrison, and Andrew Garfield and Jesse Eisenberg toasting Grey Goose cocktails.
February 19, 2010 |
In "Shutter Island," director Martin Scorsese has created a divinely dark and devious brain tease of a movie in the best noir tradition with its smarter than you'd think cops, their tougher than you'd imagine cases to crack and enough nods to the classic genre for an all-night parlor game. It's 1954, the heart of the Cold War, with a conspiracy theory around every corner, when Leonardo DiCaprio's U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new partner, played by Mark Ruffalo, are dispatched to an asylum for the criminally insane to investigate a dicey disappearance.
November 10, 2000 |
Kenneth Lonergan knows what he's written and why he's written it. He hears the words behind his words, understands the states of mind they reflect. He sees into his characters, into how they have to be who they are though they hurt themselves in the process. Even his tiniest moments ring true, which is why the ruefully funny dramatic comedy "You Can Count on Me" is such an exceptional debut.
March 21, 2003 |
This crass, grimly unfunny comedy stars Gwyneth Paltrow as Donna Jensen, a small-town dreamer who hopes to fly high by becoming a flight attendant. As in so many Hollywood movies set in that vast stretch of nothing between the coasts, life seems terribly bleak in Silver Springs, Nev., where Donna sells rollaway suitcases without ever having stepped inside a plane.
May 15, 2010
SERIES America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back: The series hosted by John Walsh travels to Chicago for a look at crime in the Windy City (9 p.m. Fox). Saturday Night Live: "30 Rock's" Alec Baldwin hosts and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers perform on the sketch series' season finale (11:29 p.m. NBC). SPECIALS Sandra Bullock: Heartbreak to Happiness: This special charts the highs and lows in the personal and professional lives of the Academy Award-winning actress (10:30 p.m. Style)
November 23, 2010
The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Susan Boyle performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Lee Majors; India.Arie; Emeril Lagasse. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly Jessica Simpson performs; Cloris Leachman. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Cynthia McFadden; Doris Roberts. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Health investigator Liz Vaccariello. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Talk Amy Yasbeck.