Anne Hathaway in "Les Miserables."
Friday, February 22, 2013 8:12 am
Isn’t it funny how Oscar races can evolve over the span of just a few weeks? Since awards season first began in late December, we’ve seen several key races completely change course, sometimes more than once.
Friday, July 27, 2012 7:59 am
This week’s review of “The Dark Knight Rises” comes a little later than I had initially hoped, but oh well — it’s never too late to spread good news. And I advise you to enjoy the good times while they last, because the rest of the summer looks pretty dicey.
Anne Hathaway stars in “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Friday, August 12, 2011 8:18 am
Summer is winding down, and I find myself unburdened by the
bitter cynicism that typically plagues me this time of year. It’s a
pretty good time to be a moviegoer, relatively speaking, as it’s
rare thing indeed to look at a multiplex marquee and actually find
a handful of films that are worth seeing (“The Smurfs,” of course,
Friday, April 8, 2011 8:10 am
Time just keeps slipping away. It seems like just last week we
were looking ahead to the promising pre-summer releases, and now in
about a month’s time the summer movie season is set to kick into
high-gear with the new “Pirates” movie. I suppose it’s just as well
that these past couple months have passed in a blur, because
frankly there wasn’t too much worth getting excited about. Save for
“Rango,” I never encountered anything truly worthwhile — and last
week’s “Sucker Punch” provided one of the most physically painful
and soul-crushing movie experiences I’m ever likely to have. So
yeah, I’m ready to look ahead to greener pastures. In that spirit,
here are 15 upcoming movies (compared to the usual 10) that I’m
counting on to alleviate the cinematic doldrums for the foreseeable
future. Gotta look on the sunny side.
Friday, March 4, 2011 9:39 am
We’re back to new movies this week with a quick look at “Hall
Pass,” the latest raunchy comedy from Farrelly brothers (it was a
close call between that and the Nic Cage exploitation vehicle
“Drive Angry” — they both got terrible reviews, so I literally
flipped a coin). Next week we’ll take a peek at “Rango,” followed
by “Battle: Los Angeles.” Not the best lineup, but not the worst,
Saturday, February 6, 2010 12:00 am
Friday, March 13, 2009 10:00 pm
Growing up, there was meat on Halei Warren's family dinner table
every night. She'd stare at it and push it away.
Friday, February 20, 2009 10:00 pm
Here are News-Sentinel film critic Jason Wallis' picks for the
Oscars, which will be announced Sunday:
Friday, June 27, 2008 10:00 pm
Of all the comedy sub-genres, the television adaptation has one
of the worst track records. Yeah, there's the occasional "Brady
Bunch" or "Scooby-Doo," in which the filmmakers managed to pay
homage to the source material while at the same time giving their
movie its own delightfully modern spin, but most of the time the
end product is more in line with "The Flintstones" or "Bewitched"
or any number of other catastrophic misfires that not only failed
as films, but also cheapened the work they were attempting to cash
in on. Studios keep trying (reportedly, reworkings of both "The
A-Team" and "I Dream of Jeanie" are currently being filmed), but
for every step forward they seem to take five steps back.
Friday, May 30, 2008 10:00 pm
Thousands of friends, family and educators packed the Lodi Grape
Bowl on Friday evening to watch the culmination of a 13-year-long
journey for hundreds of Lodi High School seniors.
Monday, March 10, 2008 10:00 pm
A Superior Court judge heard two days of testimony Thursday and
Friday on whether the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District
acted properly in approving a landowner charge for groundwater last
Monday, January 8, 2007 10:00 pm
Thank you, John Slaughterback, for proving what others have been
saying for years: Galt needs educational reform.
Wednesday, July 5, 2006 10:00 pm
"The Devil Wears Prada" attempts to tell a timeless tale with a
thoroughly post-modern spin. A sort of hybrid of "The Sweet Smell
of Success" and "Sex and the City," the film is, at its heart, the
story of how success corrupts - and how the insatiable thirst for
money and power can own your soul if you're not careful.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 10:00 pm
Just like every other "Star Wars" geek, I was stoked when George
Lucas recently announced that the original trilogy was being
released on DVD in its unaltered form on September 12. And, just
like every other DVD aficionado, that initial elation was deflated
by feelings of disappointment and disgust when I learned that the
original versions will not be made available in anamorphic (that
is, HDTV-friendly) widescreen transfers - meaning the films that
revolutionized the world of visual effects will not be seen with
the same crystal clarity most DVDs offer.
Monday, April 1, 2002 10:00 pm
Anne H. Meyers, 75, of Lodi, died March 31 in a local hospital
following a short illness. She was born Anne Hathaway on Jan. 20,
1927, in Oakland.