| Jan 20, 2013
| 4:44 PM
The main TV highlight this week: “The Following” arrives on Fox. TV needs another serial-killer drama the way Bill Gates needs more money. Yet “The Following,” a brutal drama debuting at 9 p.m. Monday, jolts a tired genre. This...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 4:39 PM
It's going to be a whole new “Project Runway,” which will offer a teams edition this time around. The 11th season starts at 9 p.m. Jan. 24 on Lifetime. And Lifetime offered this explanation: “The controversial ‘team challenges' are...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 11:11 PM
Jack the Giant Slayer
One thing this current run of blockbuster fairytales inspired by Tim Burton’s "Alice in Wonderland" has taught us is how very hard it is to be Tim Burton. Multiple versions of "Snow White," a comic splatter...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 2:05 PM
After Hours Film Society
5021 Highland Ave.,
"Rust and Bone" ¿¿¿¿ (France; Jacques Audiard, 2012) Romantic and pitiless, fearlessly emotional as well as edgy, "Rust and Bone"...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 2:30 AM
| Feb 21, 2013
* (out of four)
If I know ruthless drug dealers (which I don't, but still), I really don't think you can just approach their operation and say you want in. When trust is paramount, a new face, particularly one attached to a body the size of human anvil...
| Feb 21, 2013
Large, in charge and nobody's little Margie: Dwayne Johnson takes on the drug kingpins in "Snitch." Place your bets!
"Snitch" comes from a story told in a "Frontline" documentary about the post-Reagan-era injustice of mandatory minimum sentencing for...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 10:40 PM
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Benjamin Bratt and Barry Pepper, "Snitch" is a fast-paced action thriller. Johnson stars as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 6:27 PM
There's been a big, new blow-'em-up action film nearly every week so far in this admittedly young year. Nearly all have been intended to showcase a 60-ish star — Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Willis — and nearly all were disappointments. Jason...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 1:23 PM
"Snitch" is the epitome of a "star vehicle." In this case, the star is Dwayne Johnson. There is no reason to see "Snitch" other than Dwayne Johnson. I've seen some movies lately that offer zero reasons to see them, so it's fair to say that Dwayne...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 8:44 AM
This week, the designers were brought to Spin, a ping pong social club owned by Susan Sarandon.
The challenge is for each team (same teams) to design five looks for the employees of Spin. Three for female servers, one for a male server, and one for a...