BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable critter named Henry can help convince consumers — and Hollywood — about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium. The VR company, which Facebook acquired for nearly $2 billion last year, debuted a 10-minute narrative experience starring the lonely hedgehog...
Even as it has transformed mostly into a streaming service, Netflix has managed to maintain a profitable DVD operation despite having fewer customers getting those red envelopes in the mail.
Movie review of “Vacation”: This lousy reboot features a now-grown Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms), determined to take his family on a road trip to Walley World. Rating: 1 star out of 4.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The longtime movie critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has died in a one-car accident. The Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1DIXAr9 ) reports that Joe Williams died Sunday night in Jefferson County, south of St. Louis. Williams, 56, was a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He had been at the...
Movie review of “A Hard Day”: This Korean-language thriller follows a big-city homicide detective with a very guilty conscience. Rating: 2 stars out of 4.
Art-house screenings during the week of July 24 include Satyajit Ray’s “Apu Trilogy”; the coffee documentary “Caffeinated”; and “Heaven Adores You,” about musician Elliott Smith.
Movie review: This enjoyable (if too short) documentary uses comments from Margaret Cho, Dan Savage and David Sedaris to explore the subject of internalized homophobia. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.
Here are some places offering discounted movie tickets during the week of July 24.
Movie review of “Only You”: This dull Chinese remake of the 1994 Norman Jewison comedy stars Tang Wei and Liao Fan as a petulant pair delaying their inevitable romance. Rating: 1.5 stars out of 4.
A review of “Unexpected,” which juxtaposes the experiences of a teacher (Cobie Smulders) and a student (Gail Bean) who are both surprised to find themselves facing parenthood. Rating: 3 stars out of 4.