| Sep 2, 2012
| 5:15 PM
As far back as Louis Lumière's 1895 "Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory in Lyon" 46-second short, work has been a central theme in motion pictures.¶There have been stark dramas about officer workers as drones (King Vidor's 1928 "The Crowd"), satires...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Just a few years after writing his antiwar masterpiece, "The Trojan Women," Euripides was even more despondent about the reckless imperialist course of Athenian foreign policy. His response wasn't a louder shriek of lament but a rollicking romantic...
| Jun 3, 2012
Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them
Harper: 356 pp., $25.99
Frank Langella's "Dropped Names" is a different kind of memoir. Rather than recapping his life story, the veteran stage and screen actor offers a series of...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 12:57 PM
A pack of Central Park Zoo animals could tromp on the king of science fiction at the box office this weekend.
The animated 3-D family film "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" is expected to debut with about $55 million, according to those who have...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 1:00 PM
At the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the quirky time travel dramedy "Safety Not Guaranteed" debuted to an enthusiastic audience. The film got a more muted response in theaters five months later, as it opened this weekend with a good-but-not-...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 12:14 PM
"Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" will be at the top of the box office food chain for the second consecutive weekend, beating out two new star-studded arrivals.
DreamWorks Animation's 3-D sequel is expected to gross at least $30 million this...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 7:28 AM
Nora Ephron, who died Tuesday at 71, had a diverse writing career that extended well beyond the romantic comedy films that made her famous. Over the decades, she worked as a journalist for the New York Post and several magazines, wrote a handful of...
| Sep 25, 2012
Carol Scott's idea of unwinding at home is ordering a movie from Time Warner Cable's pay-per-view service, maybe a nice romantic comedy or an engaging mystery.
It's not watching tons of porn.
So Scott, 52, a healthcare lawyer for a prominent Los Angeles...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 3:28 PM
The independent romantic comedy "Dorfman" has won a battle to have its R rating changed to a PG-13, the appeals board of the Motion Picture Assn. of America said Thursday.
The movie had been assigned an R rating because of "some sexual content" —...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 9:16 AM
The Toronto International Film Festival has chosen "Looper," director Rian Johnson's "thinking-man actioner" starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, to open its 10-day event starting Sept. 6. The film stars Gordon-Levitt as a time-traveling...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 11:42 AM
The producers behind the new stage musical version of "Sleepless in Seattle" said on Thursday that they have hired a new songwriting team for the delayed project. They also said the musical is expected to premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse in June 2013....