March 2, 2013 |
To create a successful antihero, a writer must pull off a narrative sleight of hand, convincing the audience that black is white, or at least an acceptable shade of gray. The trick is to pull it off without getting caught, which is the first failure of ABC's high-aspiring but poorly executed "Red Widow. " In the series, which premieres Sunday, the antihero is Marta Walraven (Radha Mitchell) living the uber Mommy high life in Marin County until her husband is gunned down in her driveway.
July 24, 2004 |
Woody Allen will open the 52nd San Sebastian Film Festival in September with the world premiere of his new film, "Melinda and Melinda." The 68-year-old Allen also is to be honored with a lifetime achievement award, and the festival in Spain will show a retrospective of his work as a writer, director and actor, organizers said Friday. His new romantic comedy stars Radha Mitchell, Chloe Sevigny and Jonny Lee Miller. It will not be competing for the festival's top Golden Shell prize.
November 11, 2007 |
Two great, thoroughly inhabited performances -- by Paddy Considine and Oscar Isaac -- drive "PU-239," a dark, sometimes funny, often violent HBO movie about fatherhood, set in the lawless Wild East of a cutthroat, capitalist Russia. Written and directed by Scott Z.
February 24, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 24 - March 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Nancy O'Dell ; CEO Dana Fiser, Jenny Craig. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Michael Phelps; Oscar fashion; La La Anthony; Melissa D'Arabian. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Oscar highlights. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael At Hollywood & Highland Center the morning after the Oscars celebration.
November 2, 2001 |
Marc Forster's "Everything Put Together," one of the American Cinematheque's most exciting presentations last year in its ongoing Alternative Screen series, is now the first new film to be offered in the Cinematheque's latest venture, a distribution company in partnership with Vitagraph Films. It opens today at the Monica 4-Plex and moves to the Cinematheque's venue, the Egyptian, where it will commence a regular run on Nov. 16.
February 18, 2000 |
"Pitch Black," a routine sci-fi/horror action-adventure, takes us where we've been countless times before--a forbidding distant planet--and offers nothing new along the way. Director David Twohy, who co-wrote the script with Jim and Ken Wheat, seems to understand this because he brings maximum razzle-dazzle and energy to the film, which is certainly the way to go with such trite material, even if ultimately a flashy technique is not enough.