| Sep 29, 2013
| 9:20 PM
In what may be the first recorded (and distinctly over-tweeted) perfect finale in television history, AMC's "Breaking Bad" came to a close Sunday night.
Not only did Vince Gilligan's five-season, hyper-violent prose poem to midlife male frustration...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 9:24 AM
It's been weeks since a family-friendly film hit theaters, and judging by the opening weekend result for "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2," moviegoers with kids were eager to return to the multiplex.
The 3-D animated sequel easily beat out three...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:24 PM
This weekend's box office forecast is anything but murky: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" is set to become a clear No. 1 hit.
The 3-D animated film will likely debut with around $45 million in ticket sales, according to those who have seen pre-...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Passion. Triumph. Heartbreak. Betrayal. Renewal. This describes not only the story told in "Blue Is the Warmest Color" but also in many ways the tempestuous, topsy-turvy saga the French film's director and two lead actresses have themselves faced since...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:48 PM
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The Hollywood Film Festival is in a tough spot with its mid-October dates falling between the Toronto International Film Festival and L.A.'s own AFI Fest in November. To distinguish itself, the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:45 PM
"Mother of George" is an unexpected gem about true love, infertility and a meddling mother-in-law. The couple under duress is part of Brooklyn's close-knit Nigerian immigrant community. Not a side of that borough we usually see.
But it is the kind of...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
News broke Thursday that actress Bryce Dallas Howard is in talks to join the cast of the much-anticipated sequel "Jurassic World," the fourth in the franchise that kicked off with Steven Spielberg's 1993 film "Jurassic Park."
There are few specifics...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:54 PM
"Morning" is about mourning. I'm sure the connection is one its author intended.
This spare drama has the shape of a short story, tightly focused on a couple's loss of their only child. It takes place during the span of just a few days, sometime after...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:21 AM
Diane Kruger wore an arresting and architectural red, white and black gown from Prabal Gurung's Resort 2014 collection to the New York Metropolitan Opera's season opener on Monday night. [Marie Claire]
It's been an exciting week for Gurung. On Tuesday,...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Brian Panish was indignant as the two men argued in the judge's chambers.
"Judge," the Michael Jackson family attorney snapped, "if I want to give him the finger, I know how to give him the finger."
"And you did it quite well twice," replied Marvin...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 1:47 PM
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Despite a running time of three hours and a NC-17 rating, the controversial French film "Blue Is the Warmest Color" got off to a solid start at the box office this weekend.
Playing in limited release,...