Opening FRIDAY"Blue Like Jazz" (PG-13): Based on the New York Times best-seller, this comedy-drama tells the story of a religious teenager who leaves his pious upbringing to go to college at a progressive school.
20 Reasons for Popcorn
The Christmas stocking is bursting at the cinemas this holiday season, with more than two dozen movies opening this month. There is something for every discerning taste, from major blockbuster films such as Peter Jackson's much-anticipated The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, to Steve McQueen's acclaimed drama 12 Years A Slave. Then there is horror flick In Fear, about a couple's night drive ...
Why so many R-rated movies?
On average, PG-13 movies make more than three times what R-rated films do at the box office in the U.S. So why is Hollywood releasing far more R-rated movies than any other kind?
Hype: What’s happening for teens
MOVIES: Opening Dec. 13, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (not rated yet), “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas” (PG-13), “Saving Mr. Banks” (PG-13); coming Dec. 20, “Walking With Dinosaurs 3-D” (PG)....
If PG-13 Is the Moneymaker, Why Is Hollywood Cranking Out So Many R-Rated Movies?
On average, PG-13 movies make more than three times what R-rated films do at the box office in the U.S. So why is Hollywood releasing far more R-rated movies than any other kind? This year, PG-13-rated films have accounted for 52 percent of the overall box office grosses, well ahead of films that the Motion Picture Association of America rated R (27 percent), PG (16 percent) or G (3 percent ...
Over and out: When movies end abruptly
And "What the hell does that mean?" whispered the elderly man beside me as "Osage County" concluded. I shrugged and thought: I'm not meant to know. You've heard of the "cold opening," the blunt, flourish-free opening pioneered by "Saturday Night ...
Freedom struggle movies open Dubai film festival
Dubai: Freedom struggle stories captured on film are expected to be in high demand at feature screenings of the Dubai International Film Festival (Diff) which opened on Friday as the world grappled with news of the death of South African leader Nelson Mandela.
Holiday movies you won't want to miss
Behind the scenes: Tracy Letts is also an accomplished actor – he won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play ... Leonardo DiCaprio's performance as Belfort is said to be Oscar-worthy; Martin Scorsese directs an impressive cast.
Movies opening Friday, Dec. 6
At Berkeley A request for access provides documentarian Frederick Wiseman with nearly unlimited movement at UC Berkeley. Wiseman, who emphasizes the institution in his work, crafts a four-hour epic that examines the functionality and form of the celebrated ...