| Apr 30, 2010
| 4:33 PM
This is a longer version of my feature in this Sunday's Los Angeles Times Calendar section on Jake Gyllenhaal and "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time." The reporting was all done in San Francisco. With roles in indie or......
| May 7, 2010
| 4:35 PM
With roles in indie or edgy fare like âBrokeback Mountainâ and âJarhead,â Jake Gyllenhaal has not been the sort of actor whose face you see on the side of a Slurpee cup or along the toy aisles of American retail. That's changing thi...
| May 28, 2010
With apologies to Ben Franklin, the only things certain in life are death, taxes and that a Jerry Bruckheimer film will do its bombastic best to pummel, pound and, now, parkour you into submission. "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" is all that —...
| Nov 6, 2011
Surely, any author's dream is to be able to walk into the world they've created in their book. Plenty of writers have been afforded virtually that experience as their books have been adapted to film, but perhaps no one has realized this dream so intensely...
| Jan 7, 2009
Penélope Cruz has two contender films this season. Does that mean more red carpet gowns? Her adept portrayal of Javier Bardem's psychotically sexy ex in Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" has already earned her a supporting actress Golden Globe...
| Nov 29, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Michael Stuhlbarg gives such an impressive performance as a 1960s suburban poppa whose life crumbles in "A Serious Man" that he's a good bet to be nominated for best actor at the Golden Globes. The comedy/musical category is light, and the filmmakers...
| Nov 2, 2009
| 9:32 PM
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Trailer Park | MySpace Video "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time" trailer -- starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina and Gemma Arterton, is finally out. Sure looks like a ancient world spectacle,......
| Nov 12, 2008
It pays to be early, or so that was the thinking behind Sony Picture Classics' decision to send out the academy screener of the Sundance hit " Frozen River" back on Sept. 24.
Yes, that was five months before the February 2009 Oscar ceremony, and way...
| Jun 23, 2008
Would you believe . . . $39.2 million?
The old espionage spoof trick worked to push Steve Carell's "Get Smart," the big screen update of the 1960s spy sitcom, to the top of the box office over the weekend.
Although reviews were mixed, the Warner Bros....
| May 1, 2009
The tidy house staged as the subject property in the movie "House of Sand and Fog" has come on the market at $1,999,000.
Although the Academy Award-nominated film, starring Ben Kingsley, was set in San Francisco, the home sits on a lot of more than 1...
| May 9, 2009
Perhaps Sunday he'll stick to flowers and chocolate.
Comedian and talk-show host Byron Allen has sold a midcentury modern he owned in the "bird streets" area of the Hollywood Hills for $6.25 million after more than two years on the market. The house...