| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:49 AM
A soundtrack of rock-music standards remains at the heart of this stage hit as director Adam Shankman ("Hairspray") brings it to the screen. Also somewhat standard is its main plot of a small-town girl ("Dancing With the Stars" veteran Julianne Hough) and...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Onstage the ABBA love letter "Mamma Mia!"made the jukebox-musical trick look easy and enjoyable. On screen, less enjoyment, more strain — but people love their ABBA, their Meryl Streep and their Greek islands. And the movie did the trick for those...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 10:23 PM
HOLLYWOOD (KTLA) - The stars hit the 'black' carpet en masse Friday night, for the big-screen version of the Broadway hit musical "Rock of Ages," led by superstar Tom Cruise.
The red carpet at Grauman's Chinese Theater turned black in honor of the heavy-...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 1:28 AM
Tom Cruise went from jumping on Oprah’s couch, to jumping on Alec Baldwin’s stage at the Bourbon Room (the old Whiskey A-Go-Go) on the Sunset Strip.
Walking into the screening, I heard one critic say “Why would Tom Cruise want to do...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 6:44 AM
It is not a good idea to make a “Rock of Ages” movie in 2012. The film is based on a Broadway show that premiered in 2006. I’m sure that back then it seemed like a good idea to stage a musical about performers who sing recognizable 1980s...
| Feb 23, 2012
*** (out of four)
Foolproof movie idea: Paul Rudd stands in front of a mirror and improvises for 90 minutes. Admit it. You would see that movie. You would buy the DVD. You would watch it when you were feeling lousy, and it would cheer you up.
| Feb 23, 2012
Jennifer Aniston was sparkling next to her Hollywood Walk of Fame star Wednesday, only two days before the release of her new movie "Wanderlust."
The 43-year-old actress was accompanied by her father, "Days of Our Lives" actor John Aniston and her...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:40 AM
I’m not one of those critics that compares every movie that comes out to a similar movie that’s a classic.
I didn’t like Mrs. Doubtfire not because it wasn’t as good as Tootsie (one of my all-time favorites). It’s because...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 9:55 PM
| Jan 22, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Sundance Film Festival 2011 saw Susan Sarandon and Lil Jon hanging at happy hour sponsored by Bing. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival started Thursday in Park City Utah....
| Feb 1, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Carla Gugino's comic dalliance in the world of porn, the sequel to her “Women in Trouble,” is “Elektra Luxx,” due out in March. Malin Akerman, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Timothy Olyphant and at least a photo of...