| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:32 AM
The judge in the trial of a former Jet Propulsion Laboratory employee who claims he was fired for his belief that God had a hand in shaping the universe will determine what’s dogma and what isn’t, not a religious expert.
David Coppedge, a...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 9:01 PM
In opening arguments on Tuesday, the attorney for a former Jet Propulsion Laboratory employee said his client was unfairly fired for his religious beliefs amid bogus claims from co-workers that he was harassing them about “intelligent design,”...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Fox is releasing this sort-of-comedy from Alexander Payne (“Citizen Ruth,” “About Schmidt”) — which won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar and was nominated in several other categories — on both DVD and Blu-ray. If you'...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 6:15 PM
We're about three weeks away from the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster, so it makes perfect sense that Criterion is putting out new Blu-rayand DVD releases of the 1958 “A Night to Remember,” almost simultaneously with James Cameron'...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 5:43 PM
This strange film from Lars von Trier (“Breaking the Waves,” “Dogville”), which topped my favorites list for 2011, is now available on Blu-ray disc and DVD. It's an impossible movie to categorize sensibly: One can call it “...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Noel Coward was the great renaissance man of British culture, so it's not surprising to see him listed in the opening credits of the 1942 “In Which We Serve” as producer, star, composer and director. But, not really comfortable with cinema, he...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:26 PM
The latest in Shout Factory's Roger Corman series compiles four movies from the early ‘70s — “Private Duty Nurses” (1971), “Night Call Nurses” (1972), “The Young Nurses” (1973) and “Candy Stripe...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:55 PM
Stieg Larsson fans know that the three Lisbeth Salander films released here last year also exist in a longer version aired as a TV miniseries in Europe. Now, in sync with the opening of David Fincher's American “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,”...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 1:38 PM
One of the greatest home video developments in recent years has been a few studios' embracing of “manufactured on demand” DVDs — a way for film buffs to get their hands on favorites that have been deemed (rightly or wrongly) not likely...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 11:01 AM
Seijun Suzuki,born in 1923, made some 40 films as a contract director for Nikkatsu Studios between 1956 and 1967, none of which appear to have been released in the U.S. outside of Japanese-language theaters.
At some point after his first 20 or 25 films,...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 7:06 PM
Technicolor Inc. plans to lay off 50 employees at its relatively new Flower Street facility by Jan. 14, according to a recent state filing.
Plans for the layoffs, filed with the California Employment Development Department, affect the 40,000-square-foot...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 11:32 AM
Stanley Kubrick's third feature was his first great film and remains to this day my favorite Kubrick movie (with the possible exception of “Dr. Strangelove”). It also captures the very essence of the film noir worldview, with only “...