| Nov 18, 2010
| 4:36 AM
Call writer-director Paul Haggis âmanipulative.â He doesnât mind. He figures if his scripts (ââQuantum of Solace,â âIn the Valley of Elahâ) arenât jerking the tears or pushing your buttons, he...
| Sep 7, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Brit bombshell Gemma Arterton didn't win great notices for her turn in “Prince of Persia,” which I imposed on the kids over the weekend on DVD. She dressed up “Clash of the Titans,” and made a dead-sexy Bond babe in “...
| May 23, 2010
| 4:32 PM
"Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives," top prize-winner at Cannes 2010. Noting the âquiet, reflective natureâ of the pictures competing at this yearâs Cannes Film Festival, jury president and âAlice in Wonderlandâ director Tim Burton,...
| Dec 28, 2009
TV Programs Regularly Scheduled
1. American Idol, FOX, Wednesday -- 14.4 rating
2. American Idol, FOX, Tuesday -- 13.8
3. Dancing With The Stars, ABC -- 12.0
4. NBC Sunday Night Football, NBC -- 11.7
5. Dancing With The Stars - Results Show,...
| Oct 8, 2010
| 10:13 AM
It's back to "Gladiator" territory as this adventure from writer-director Neil Marshall ("The Descent") focuses on Roman warriors who must fend for themselves when their leader is captured by enemy troops.
They ultimately decide on what could turn out to...
| Jul 28, 2010
Actress Gemma Arterton stopped by the studio to talk about her role as the title character in the upcoming film The Disappearance of Alice Creed. Fans will remember Creed from her roles in Prince of Persia, Clash of the Titans and as Bond girl...
| Aug 13, 2010
| 10:07 AM
Veteran producer Jerry Bruckheimer ("Pirates of the Caribbean") plays with elements of history again, joined by director Mike Newell ("Four Weddings and a Funeral") in weaving the action-steeped saga of a young prince - portrayed by an impressively buff...
| Oct 21, 2010
| 1:00 PM
Currently getting strong notices for "Tamara Drewe," Gemma Arterton ( "Quantum of Solace") spends lots of time restrained as the disappeared Alice in writer-director J. Blakeson's melodrama.
The character belongs to a rich British family targeted for a...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 1:26 PM
Noted earlier for her roles in such movies as "Quantum of Solace" and "The Disappearance of Alice Creed," British actress Gemma Arterton came into her own with many critics for her title performance in director Stephen Frears' comedy - adapted from a...
| May 5, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Intriguing title aside, the mythical fire-breathers in "There Be Dragons" are strictly metaphorical. In both ambition and approach, "Dragons" echoes Roland Joffe's career-defining early work as he brings sweeping production values to overtly Christian...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 11:10 PM
As patrons sipped their chilled martinis — shaken, not stirred — fortunes of funny money were won and lost.
Red or black, odd or even, all was good fun at the roulette tables set up Thursday night for the Pacific Symphony's "The Music of...