| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:48 AM
In 1987, Paul Verhoeven's futuristic crime thriller "RoboCop" made its mark with equal parts over-the-top violence and cynical, prescient satire. Now director Jose Padilha's remake has updated the cybernetic cop's story with references to the hot-button...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:07 PM
We expect cities hosting the Olympic Games to take extreme measures to be presentable and safe for the world to descend on, but Sochi’s mass killing of stray dogs is appalling.
Many European cities have a problem with roaming cats or dogs: a...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Gun-control opponents, take heart: "Piers Morgan Live" is about to get its barrel cleaned by CNN.
The 9 p.m. interview show hosted by the British-born Morgan — an outspoken and controversial champion of gun control — will be canceled as soon...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Nearly three-quarters of a century before the film "12 Years a Slave," a scathing indictment of slavery, was nominated for nine Academy Awards, Hattie McDaniel won a supporting actress Oscar for playing the loyal slave Mammy in 1939's "Gone With the Wind....
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:07 PM
It was only a matter of time before James Franco, the actor, writer and director who can sometimes treat his career as an ongoing performance piece, weighed in on the recent antics of Shia LaBeouf, who has recently taken a page out of Franco's playbook...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:50 PM
After a week of silence in the face of allegations of child molestation, Woody Allen has spoken out and denied the accusation.
In a forceful op-ed column on the New York Times Web site, the filmmaker denied that in 1992 he abused his adopted daughter...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:06 PM
The saga between behemoths Gwyneth Paltrow and Vanity Fair seems to have come to an anticlimactic close.
Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter addressed long-running rumors that the magazine would blast the Oscar-winning actress -- an article he said some...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Adapted for the big screen from the History Channel miniseries "The Bible," the new film "Son of God" is essentially a feature-length recut of the second half of the series, based on the New Testament.
The reedited nature of the movie, which tells the...
| Feb 9, 2014
Fifty years ago Sunday, the Beatles first appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show." You'll almost surely see clips of them on the news this weekend, or on tribute shows, japing with the press, smiling those cheerful smiles, singing "All My Loving" — and...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Alain Resnais, the French filmmaker whose intellectual experiments with time, memory and imagination yielded such celebrated films as "Last Year at Marienbad," has died. He was 91.
Resnais was editing drafts of his next project even from his hospital...
| Feb 26, 2014
Ron Unz knows his way around the California ballot. He ran for governor against Pete Wilson in the GOP primary 20 years ago. He lost big, but four years later he won with his Proposition 227, which altered California schools by effectively ending...