April 4, 2013 |
The past is a puzzle that resurfaces in bits and pieces for Robert Redford in "The Company You Keep. " The political potboiler's producer, director and star still leans left, but in telling this fable about 1970s radicals grown older and wiser, Redford's gotten nostalgic. The movie marks Redford's first time back in front of the camera since 2007's "Lions for Lambs," his preachy take on the government's handling of the war in Afghanistan. No doubt the character of former radical Jim Grant, a role that calls for an equal share of heart, quiet heroics and politics, influenced his decision to act again.
December 14, 2012 |
Susan Sarandon and hotelier Andre Balazs sit side-by-side watching Pasadena's 16-year-old Olympic pingpong prodigy Erica Wu battle her opponent in a heated game of table tennis. Their eyes follow the tiny white ball, back and forth, back and forth. A breathless announcer in a tacky gold jacket tells the crowd, “It takes a royal couple like Andre and Susan to make this thing happen! I've never seen this in the history of table tennis!” Indeed, this is a rare moment for pingpong, which until a few years ago was associated with dank basements and cheap beer.
September 12, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Author Deborah Kenny. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Ryan Seacrest's interview with Justin Bieber; Seth Meyers; Sarah Ferguson; Dr. Drew Pinsky. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Susan Sarandon; Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian; Oprah Winfrey; Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N)
August 31, 2012 |
Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter once wrote of JP Morgan Chase executive Jamie Dimon, "For a banker, he's nice-looking. And he's got that head of fluffy white, unbankerish hair. " In the new thriller "Arbitrage," which opens Sept. 14, Carter pays Dimon another kind of compliment - he plays him, more or less, in the role of a mysterious banker named James Mayfield. The feature directorial debut of documentarian and writer Nicholas Jarecki, "Arbitrage" follows hedge fund manager Robert Miller (Richard Gere)
March 16, 2012 |
The addled but amiable comedy of "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" messes around with the "out of the mouths of babes" idea of wisdom coming from innocents. The babe in this case is a 30-year-old pothead/man-child named Jeff, played by the also amiable Jason Segel, who seems to be staking his claim on just about any sweet, clueless character that comes along. He should be more discriminating. Jeff does indeed still live at home, in his mom's basement, drawing most of his murky understanding of the ways of the world from M. Night Shyamalan's spooky film "Signs.
August 22, 2011 |
It didn't take long for Geena Davis to realize the impact of "Thelma & Louise" after it opened in May 1991. "On the opening weekend, women would stop me in the store saying that 'The movie changed my life,'" recalled the Oscar winner ("The Accidental Tourist"). The women would tell her, 'You have no idea what that movie meant to me. My friend and I are going to act out the trip.'" "Thelma & Louise" was an anomaly among that year's summer movies; the majority of the box-office hits were testosterone-driven action films such as "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" or comedies such as "City Slickers.