| May 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Festival kicks off Friday evening at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres at Hollywood & Highland with a double bill of John Carpenter's 1988 "They Live" and his classic 1978 horror film, "Halloween. Carpenter will appear...
| Sep 4, 2011
Puss in Boots, that suavest of swashbuckling cats, surely had a life of adventure before hooking up with Shrek and Donkey and the gang. DreamWorks Animation and director Chris Miller certainly thought so.
With that premise in mind, "Puss in Boots," a...
| Sep 2, 2011
Unconventional, imaginative, nothing if not audacious, "Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life" is a portrait of creativity from the inside, a serious yet playful attempt to find an artistic way to tell an emotional truth.
"Heroic" may seem like an odd word to attach...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Attention film geeks: These books are for you! And for your loved ones, and for your movie-obsessed cousins and nephews, grandparents and best pals. And for you, if you want to immerse yourself in the world of moving images even when you're nowhere near a...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:13 PM
It's refreshing to see a film full of African American actors who are college-educated and living an upscale middle-class life.
"The Best Man Holiday" is Malcolm D. Lee's reunion take on his 1999 hit "The Best Man." The same excellent ensemble cast is...
| Oct 20, 2013
Earlier this month the pre-Halloween episode of “The Simpsons” opened with an elaborate three-minute segment directed by Guillermo del Toro, in which Bart joyfully skateboards up the tentacle of a gruesome, towering creature, its eight eyes...
| Oct 17, 2013
If you've ever seen a Guillermo del Toro film, you know you carry snapshots of it in your mind for long after: the bomb planted in the courtyard of "The Devil's Backbone," the girl facing the tree that leads into "Pan's Labyrinth," and much worse that...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:15 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" slurped up the box office.
The animated Sony sequel featuring the voices of Bill Hader and Anna Faris opened in first place and earned $35 million in its debut weekend, according to studio...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Monsters from the sea are opposed by robots so colossal they need pilots in director Guillermo del Toro's ("Pan's Labyrinth") expectedly scenic and loud fantasy.
"Sons of Anarchy" co-star Charlie Hunnam plays one of the pilots, who struggles with...
| Jul 17, 2013
Guillermo del Toro is a human dream catcher, a fanboy's fanboy. At 48, the Mexico-born filmmaker is the subject of so much wishful thinking that if he were to actually make all of the upcoming movies that entertainment websites have linked to him, he...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:35 PM
For his entire career, Mexican writer/director Guillermo del Toro — currently in theaters with a modest little film named "Pacific Rim" — has moved back and forth between commercial Hollywood productions ("Hellboy", "Blade 2") and more...