The Kings of Summer

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Those middle teen years can be a crushing grind, especially during the summer. You’re not old enough to get in the car and drive far away from your parents and all of the household drama under y  

Monsters University

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Now that Pixar is in the sequel business, it’s fair to ask if they’ve lost a step. Their once completely fresh slate of films is now being peppered with revisits.   

Much Ado About Nothing

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Joss Whedon, with a 12-day window in his schedule, did what any tent pole director would do — now assigned to guide the overall game plan for the Marvel Movie Universe — he brought a collectio  

World War Z

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
What hath George Romero wrought? No longer are we being overrun with zombies created from a deluge of toxic waste near a cemetery. Now we face zombie pandemics, global emergencies that demand inte  

Apocalyptic Comedy Gets Wild and Loose in Alternate Hollywood

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
If the apocalypse is nigh, then it would seem that there’s no better place to be than James Franco’s house, where everybody parties like it’s 1999 (and I wish they had actually dropped that track into the mix). By everybody, I mean Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and, of course, Franco playing alternate versions of themselves.  

All Hail Billith

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Now in its sixth season, Southern-fried vampire drama True Blood (9 p.m. Sundays, HBO) has truly “turned.” What started as a somewhat realistic take on the genre, suspenseful and sexy with a wink of camp, is now a full-blown supernatural soap opera.  

Before Midnight

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
American Jesse (Ethan Hawke) was 23 years old back in 1994, when he crossed paths with the Parisian Celine (Julie Delpy) on a train in Europe. They talked, as only two young would-be lovers would,  

Filly Brown

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Hustling on the streets of Los Angeles, a hard-edged street poet (Gina Rodriguez) catches the attention of an up-and-coming DJ and the two cut a demo with the backing of a local promoter looking t  

Man of Steel

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The latest edition of the story of Krypton’s surviving son arrives courtesy of director Zack Snyder (300 and Watchmen) and screenwriter David Goyer (who developed the story with his Dark Knight co  

Midnight's Children

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Celebrated author Salman Rushdie co-writes this adaptation of Midnight’s Children with Toronto-based director Deepa Mehta (known for her elemental trilogy — Fire, Earth and Water). Children mine  

This Is Your Director on Drugs

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Something didn’t feel right. After taking in a recent screening of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, I walked out of the theater feeling … off. I was simultaneously anxious, depressed, energized and a little jittery.

Jim Swill Brings Revolutionary Angst to the CAC

2 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The Contemporary Arts Center, through its 2013 Summer Performance Series in “The Living Room” of The Living Room exhibition, kicks off the season with a fascinating performance, Screenage Wasteland, from Jim Swill, an artist known for his spoken word riffs, short films and collage work.  

Summer TV Preview

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
When fun in the sun loses its draw, it’s nice to retreat in the AC with some quality TV. Here are some returning favorites and new picks to watch out for this season. HBO Documentary Film Serie  


0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Screenwriter Bob Mahaffey pairs up with director Jonathon Kimble to tell the dramatic and magical tale of an underdog high school baseball team in 2005 that struggled during the regular season (wi  

The Internship

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
With two Night at the Museum movies and a Date Night under his belt, Shawn Levy corrals the Wedding Crashers — Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson — for a generational workplace comedy about a couple