Posted Oct. 23, 2016, 2:04 pm
“Hell or High Water,” a crime drama starring Chris Pine as Toby Howard, Ben Foster as Tanner Howard, and Jeff Bridges as Marcus Hamilton, is a fascinating look at criminal deviance.
Posted Apr. 30, 2016, 9:42 am
“Eye in the Sky” is a tense political thriller offering a balanced viewpoint in the rules of engagement.
Posted Apr. 19, 2016, 8:00 am
Jon Bessire puts his passion and creativity at the center of his life. He makes the case for everyone to do so in his new film, “Living Lost,” which tells a story of life diminished in the board room and reawakened in the jungle.
Posted Apr. 10, 2016, 6:00 am
Film fanatics from all over Southern California gathered at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica recently for an evening of fun and films. It marked the 9th year for The Pacifica Screen Student Film Festival, sponsored by Pacifica High School.
Posted Apr. 9, 2016, 9:00 am
If Jake Gyllenhaal has a starring role in a film, you can pretty much count on a sterling performance. His role as Davis Mitchell in “Demolition” once again secures his spot as one of Hollywood’s most gifted young actors.
Posted Apr. 1, 2016, 5:03 pm
There were all the trappings one expects from a movie premier: mingling among chicly-dressed actors, filmmakers and guests, red carpet photos and craft services. The presence of rescue dogs wandering between premier-goers’ legs, was not quite as standard, but “Rescue Dogs: The Movie” is in a class of its own.
Posted Mar. 19, 2016, 8:00 am
Santa Monica International Film Festival (SMFF) announced Monday the launch of the SMFF Indie Spotlight at the Arclight Santa Monica created in collaboration with the Arclight Cinemas.
Posted Feb. 25, 2016, 11:25 am
“The Big Short,” based on the 2010 Michael Lewis book, is a really good, but very complicated movie about the financial crisis of 2007–2008.
Posted Feb. 13, 2016, 11:02 am
“A War,” written and directed by Tobias Lindholm, is a brilliant, visceral, heart-thumping look at the realities of war as experienced by a troop of Danish infantry soldiers stationed in a remote Afghan province.
Posted Feb. 13, 2016, 10:59 am
After an almost two-year renovation, Santa Monica’s historic Laemmle cinemas have reopened their doors, showing off more than a flashy coat of paint.
Posted Jan. 7, 2016, 9:18 am
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" became the highest-grossing film in domestic box office history on Wednesday, surpassing the $760.5 million record set by director James Cameron's epic "Avatar."
Posted Jan. 7, 2016, 9:17 am
"Furious 7" was selected as favorite movie and favorite action movie, Channing Tatum as favorite movie actor and Sandra Bullock as favorite movie actress at Wednesday night's presentation of the People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater.
Posted Jan. 7, 2016, 9:16 am
Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey will become chairman of the largest privately held, independent film studio under terms of a deal announced tonight.
Posted Jan. 5, 2016, 1:07 pm
"Mad Max: Fury Road," "Spotlight," "Ex Machina" and "The Big Short" were among the 10 films nominated today for the coveted Producers Guild of America Award for motion pictures, an honor that has traditionally been a precursor to success on Oscar night.
Posted Jan. 5, 2016, 1:06 pm
Justin Timberlake will serve as executive music producer as well as pen original music for DreamWorks Animation's "Trolls," in which he'll also star, the studio announced today.
Posted Jan. 3, 2015, 10:56 am
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" added another $88.3 million in its third weekend in theaters in the United States and Canada, pushing its total domestic box office take to within reach of the all-time record, according to estimated industry figures released today.
Posted Dec. 27, 2015, 9:56 am
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" posted the biggest second-weekend box office total ever recorded in North America, raking in more than $153 million in the United States and Canada, according to box office figures released today.
Posted Dec. 24, 2015, 10:46 am
The former director of the Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family" show is suing the program's executive producer, alleging he was fired because of his age.
Posted Dec. 20, 2015, 11:48 am
Hollywood records fell like so many imperial storm troopers this weekend, as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" blasted through the stratosphere with $517 million in estimated weekend sales worldwide.
Posted Dec. 19, 2015, 11:28 am
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" took in an estimated $120 million in its first day in theaters across the United States and Canada, according to industry figures released today. That breaks the previous one-day record of $91 million set by 2011's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows II."
Posted Dec. 18, 2015, 9:24 am
For the culmination of the second annual competition, The Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival honored its winners at the United Nations headquarters in New York City earlier this month, including Santa Monica girl Ruby Maciel who won first place in the under 8 category.
Posted Dec. 17, 2015, 8:46 am
Months of anticipation will finally end for devoted fans tonight when "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opens, but the excitement will build throughout the day in Hollywood with a daylong marathon of the original films and a wedding for a pair of devotees who have been camping outside the TCL Chinese Theatre.
Posted Dec. 13, 2015, 9:16 am
It was another good weekend for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2", which won the box office battle for the fourth straight week, according to industry estimates released today.
Posted Dec. 11, 2015, 9:41 am
How did New Line Cinema nab Peter Jackson and his vision for the fantastically successful “Lord of the Rings” trilogy?
Posted Dec. 8, 2015, 9:21 am
Santa Monica writer/director Henry Jaglom received the prestigious “Outstanding Achievement in Independent Filmmaking” Award at The Hero’s Gala Awards at The Santa Fe Film Festival on Sunday Dec. 6.