March 26, 2010
'How to Train Your Dragon' MPAA rating: PG for sequences of action and some scary images and brief mild language Running time: 1 hour, 37 minutes Playing: In general release
August 15, 2012
'The Odd Life of Timothy Green' MPAA rating: PG for mild thematic elements and brief language Running time: 1 hour, 44 minutes Playing: In general release
November 20, 2009
'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans' MPAA rating: R for drug use and language throughout, some violence and sexuality Running time: 2 hours, 1 minute Playing: In general release
June 11, 2010
'Harlan — In the Shadow of Jew Suss' No MPAA rating Running time: 1 hour, 39 minutes Playing: Laemmle's Sunset 5, West Hollywood and Town Center 5, Encino
July 25, 2012
'Ruby Sparks' MPAA rating: R for language including some sexual references, and for some drug use Running time: 1 hour, 44 minutes Playing: At ArcLight Hollywood, Landmark Theatre, West Los Angeles, Century City AMC
June 24, 2011
'Page One: Inside the New York Times' MPAA rating: R, for language including some sexual references Running time: 1 hour, 31 minutes Playing: At Landmark, West Los Angeles; Playhouse 7, Pasadena; Town Center 5, Encino; Westpark 8, Irvine
November 25, 2009
'Me and Orson Welles' MPAA rating: PG-13 for sexual references and smoking Running time: 1 hour, 53 minutes Playing: In limited release at the Landmark, West L.A., and the Grove Stadium 14, L.A.
January 15, 2010
'Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt With Nazis' MPAA rating: Unrated Running time: 1 hour, 56 minutes Playing: At Laemmle's Music Hall, Beverly Hills
May 10, 2011 |
A bit of the old Jack Valenti pizazz is back at Hollywood's outpost in the nation's capital, thanks to a new silver-haired frontman. More than six years after the legendary lobbyist stepped down, the Motion Picture Assn. of America is reviving his tried-and-true methods of tapping entertainment industry glitz to help the major movie studios make their case to Washington's power brokers. The strategy was on display the night before the recent White House Correspondents Assn.
February 28, 2013 |
When it comes to corporate greed, misguided political policies and the little guy getting the shaft, not much has changed in America over the last century or so. At least that's what the fine documentary "Genius on Hold," via its remarkable account of unsung telecommunications inventor Walter Shaw, so convincingly illustrates. Although writer-director Gregory Marquette gets a bit too ambitious in framing Shaw's ill-fated story within the context of the U.S.' greatest financial crises - the 1929 stock market crash and 2008's Wall Street debacle - the filmmaker mostly focuses, with great detail yet admirable economy, on Shaw's sad, twisty tale of battling telephone giant AT&T.