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Reserve a room for ‘Seven Psychopaths’

Steve Salles Monday, January 28, 2013 Capsule reviews, by Standard-Examiner movie critic Steve Salles, of this week’s releases on DVD:SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS **** (R) Strong violence, bloody images, pervasive language, sexuality/nudity and... more

'Argo' continues its roll with win at SAG Awards

David Germain Sunday, January 27, 2013 LOS ANGELES — The CIA thriller “Argo” continues to steamroll through awards season, winning the top honor for overall cast performance at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.SAG’s lead-acting honors... more

'Hansel & Gretel' knock off 'Mama'

Derrik J. Lang Sunday, January 27, 2013 "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" cooked up $19 million in its opening weekend.Paramount's R-rated action film update on the classic fairytale topped the box office, according to studio estimates... more

Jason Statham’s ‘Parker’ mostly just what you’d expect

Michael O'Sullivan Sunday, January 27, 2013 Parker, the eponymous antihero of Taylor Hackford’s serviceable action thriller, is an odd duck.Partly, it’s the quaint code of ethics espoused by this gentleman thief (Jason Statham), who shoots a... more

'Movie 43' is tasteless, gross, offensive ... and kind of funny

Michael O'Sullivan Sunday, January 27, 2013 “Movie 43” is a near-masterpiece of tastelessness. The anthology of 12 short, interconnected skits elevates the art form of gross-out comedy to a new height.How it accomplishes this: by setting its... more

'Argo' takes top prize at Producers Guild Awards

Sunday, January 27, 2013 LOS ANGELES -- "Argo" continues to shake up the Oscar race by taking the top honor at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday.Ben Affleck, coming off winning Golden Globe Awards for best motion... more

Top Sundance awards go to 'Fruitvale,' 'Blood Brother'

Sandy Cohen Sunday, January 27, 2013 PARK CITY — The dramatic film “Fruitvale” and the documentary “Blood Brother” won over audiences and Sundance Film Festival judges.Both American films won audience awards and grand jury prizes... more

Robin Weigert: 'The civil rights movement of our era has to do with sex and sexuality'

Friday, January 25, 2013 PARK CITY — The Sundance Film Festival has never been sexier.The annual independent-film showcase has featured a slew of sexually themed movies in its various categories this year. There are stories... more

'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' big, loud, dumb -- a disastrous nightmare

Steve Salles Friday, January 25, 2013 The story of Hansel and Gretel is a well-known fairy tale of German origin, made famous by the Brothers Grimm.And as if their version wasn’t sick and twisted enough, that sordid tale is only a... more

Snowboarder Kevin Pearce’s powerful story told in ‘Crash Reel’

Friday, January 25, 2013 The camera zoomed out as snowboarder Kevin Pearce sank deeper into the leather rocking chair, his voice quivering with every word he whispered to his therapist.Just when Pearce thought he was making... more