| Jul 14, 2011
| 6:50 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena found themselves in the middle of a crime scene Wednesday night while researching their roles for the upcoming movie, "End of Watch."
The pair was on a police ride-along with the officers from...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 1:30 AM
What if the lovable E.T. had been a fun-loving, potty-mouthed party animal? That is the central premise of this comedy about two British nerds (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost of “Shaun of the Dead”) who befriend an extra-terrestrial near...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 11:06 AM
Will Ferrell moderates his typical screen persona quite well to play a man whose life has collapsed around him on just about every possible count. While fighting inner demons, he's fired, his wife leaves him, and he's banished from his home - leaving...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 12:35 AM
Jeff Daniels got raved reviews for his performance in a true story – Gettysburg. A year later followed it up with Dumb & Dumber.
Jesse Eisenberg got an Oscar nomination for the true story -- The Social Network -- and followed it up with 30...
| Nov 3, 2011
** (out of four)
I support liking brie on your burger, but snooty businessman Arthur Shaw’s (Alan Alda) extravagance catches up to him when the FBI snags him for securities fraud. Since the stolen money includes the pensions of all the staff in...
| Nov 4, 2011
I’ve done at least 20 movie reviews where I talk about Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Sometimes that’s because they are Matthew Broderick films, but usually it’s when they are teen comedies that lift things from Bueller (and they’...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 12:51 PM
"Tower Heist" is one of the better dumb movies I've seen lately.
It's good for some cheap laughs, which is fine because it promises nothing more than cheap laughs. A movie like this will never be mistaken for anything of legitimate high quality, but it...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 6:15 PM
Feature film activity in Los Angeles continued to grow at a brisk pace, with on-location shoots for movies once again posting double-digit increases.
Filming for features generated 189 production days for the week ended Sunday, up 66% from the same...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 9:33 AM
The thieves in "Tower Heist" may have a skyscraper-dwelling rich guy as their target, but the movie itself is reaching into your wallet. It's such a crassly commercial action-comedy that you won't be surprised to learn that its towering aspirations only...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 7:30 AM
COWBOYS & ALIENS (Out Dec. 6)
* *1/2 (B-)
Directed by Jon Favreau
Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Adam Beach, Paul Dano, Clancy Brown, Keith Carradine, Noah Ringer
| May 12, 2011
| 8:56 AM
After devastating attacks are staged by alien invaders elsewhere around the globe, the U.S. West Coast becomes the next target in this sci-fi thriller.
Though the special-effects masters are the real stars here, Aaron Eckhart plays a Marine sergeant...