Opens Friday, May 9, 2014 Synopsis: An out-of-work L.A. chef (writer/director Jon Favreau) opens a food truck in a bid to realize his culinary potential and reconnect with his estranged family in this indie ensemble comedy co-starring Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, and Bobby Cannavale. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Bobby Cannavale, Sofía Vergara Movie Details Movie Review
A woman convicted of sex trafficking and prostitution was sentenced to three years on Monday, but with nearly two years suspended, she will not return to jail. Karen L.
Now Playing Synopsis: An Acapulco playboy finds a baby on his doorstep, and he embraces his newfound role as a parent while also stumbling into a new career as a Hollywood stuntman after moving to Los Angeles to search for the girl's missing mother. Valentin (Eugenio Derbez) romanced his fair share of beauties, but he never realized he had become a father until a former lover left him with a screaming infant. The mother nowhere to be found, Mexico native Valentin sets his sights on L.A., and moves to the city with baby in tow. Over the course of the next six years, Valentin becomes a loving father to his growing daughter Maggie (Loreto Peralta) while rising through the ranks of fearless Hollywood stuntmen. Later, when Maggie's biological mother shows up determined to take back her daughter, Valentin realizes just how much meaning the little girl has brought to his frivolous life, and vows to fight for custody by any means necessary. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Eugenio Derbez, Loreto Peralta, Jessica C. Lindsey, Daniel Raymont, Alessandra Rosaldo Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
A 12-person Superior Court jury found a woman accused of running a brothel guilty on six felony counts at Kenai Courthouse Wednesday. Karen L.
Now Playing Synopsis: Talented L.A. poetess Kalindra (Shanola Hampton) confides her desire to leave her abusive husband Ronnie (Elimu Nelson) to her best friend Daphne (Tamala Jones). Meanwhile, she falls into a forbidden romance with haunted spoken-word artist Curtis (Omari Hardwick), who is determined to reconnect with his estranged daughter. In time, Curtis gives Kalindra the courage to pursue her dreams on the stages of New York City. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Shanola Hampton, Elimu Nelson, Tamala Jones, Omari Hardwick, Michael Beach Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: A veteran basketball coach whips a talented American breakdancing troupe into shape for the biggest b-boy competition in the world in this kinetic dance drama starring Lost's Josh Holloway. For breakdancers, winning the Battle of the Year is like taking the gold medal in the Olympics. Though the competition originated in the U.S., no American has taken the top prize in the past 15 years. A former b-boy with his eyes on the prize, L.A. hip-hop icon Dante (Laz Alonso) is determined to change that. But it's not going to be easy. In order to get the job done, Dante recruits his old friend Blake (Holloway) to help form a b-boy troupe comprised of the best dancers in the country. Having previously coached a basketball team to victory before falling on hard times, Blake knows a thing or two about winning. But with the competition just three weeks away, they'll need a small miracle to reclaim the Battle of the Year for their country. Undaunted, Dante and Blake prepare to dazzle the judges with the kind of moves that will prove b-boy culture is still alive and kicking in the country where it was born. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso, Josh Peck, Caity Lotz, Chris Brown Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: The hymn-singing daughter of a reformed rock star runs away to Los Angeles, where she gets mixed up with her father's shady former producer while taking her shot at the big time. Eighteen-year-old singer Grace Trey (Amanda "AJ" Michalka) is a treasure to her church congregation, but she still longs for the success tasted by her father Johnny Trey (James Denton) 20 years ago -- before he devoted his life to God. Convinced that she has what it takes to storm the charts, Grace packs her bags for L.A., and flees her small town. Later, it looks like her father's ex-manager and producer "Mossy" Mostin (Kevin Pollak) has the insider know-how to get her voice heard, but at what price? With her faith hanging in the balance, Grace soon learns that just when you think God has given up on you, the truth is He's only getting started. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: AJ Michalka, James Denton, Kevin Pollak, Shawnee Smith, Michael Welch Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel star as themselves along with Danny McBride, Jonah Hill, and Craig Robinson in this end-of-days comedy that finds the actors hiding out with James Franco in his house as the apocalypse decimates L.A. outside. Featuring cameos by Jason Segel and Emma Watson, the Sony Pictures film features the directing debuts of Rogen and frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera, Emma Watson Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: In a future in which the privileged reside on an Earth-orbiting space station named Elysium and the less fortunate live on the surface of the blighted, overpopulated planet below, one man dares to defy the strict anti-immigration laws that separate the two disparate worlds in order to save all of mankind in this visceral sci-fi action thriller from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. The year is 2154, and the division between social classes has grown wider than ever before. As the rich enjoy a life of luxury and access to cutting-edge medical technology on Elysium, the rest of the human race contend with poverty, crime, and disease on the surface of planet Earth. Meanwhile, hard-line immigration laws ensure that only those who have been explicitly approved will ever set foot on the elusive paradise in the stars. 36-year-old Max (Matt Damon) lives in an L.A. shantytown and earns his living by working on an Armadyne assembly line. He's had a rough past, but he's struggling to stay on the right side of the law when he realizes that his only hope for survival after being exposed to deadly radiation is to reach Elysium. Should Max succeed, he will strike a major blow for equality in the eyes of his fellow surface dwellers; should he fail, it will mean certain death. In his quest to become the hero who can restore the balance between the rich and the poor, however, Max must first do battle with Elysium's hawkish Secretary of Defense Delacourt (Jodie Foster), who has devoted her entire career to maintaining that division, and whose key enforcer Kruger (Sharlto Copley) is notorious for his brutal tactics in driving out illegals. With the fates of millions hanging in the balance, Max sets his sights on Elysium and never looks back. Alice Braga, Diego Luna, William Fichtner, and Faran Tahir co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
...rights, two moments - one fake, one real - are striking in their similarities.In "The West Wing" episode "20 Hours in L.A.," which aired first in 2000, Bartlet is running for re-election when he dresses down a Hollywood producer demanding...
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