| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Uku, the lead character in Pixar Animation's new short film, is crusty and prone to eruptions, but with a warm core underneath -- the kind of man James Earl Jones might play.
But "Lava," the short by director James Ford Murphy, isn't about a man, it's...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:30 AM
George Lucas is among three technologists to receive the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers highest accolade, the org announced today.
Lucas is to receive an Honorary Membership in the body, in recognition of his many contributions to...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Yale School of Drama grad Zach Appelman (Broadway's "War Horse," Julie Taymor's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and the title role in "Henry V" at Washington, D.C.'s Folger Theatre) will star in the title role in Hartford Stage's "Hamlet."...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 10:24 AM
This past week our hills (the San Gabriel Mountains) have been alive with music. It has been a beautiful musicscape, I might add.
Last Thursday, jazz artist Louie Beltran had the crowd clapping, singing and dancing at Descanso Gardens' Music on the Main...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:46 PM
The other week, committing myself to a periodic desk cleaning, I went through the process of sifting through a stack of books and determining which ones to keep. In this case, the books belonged to a particular group: They were titles I had received...
| Aug 15, 2014
•Name: Jenna Wechsler
•Type of pet: Cat
•Breed: Domestic short hair
•Male or female: Male
•Why he's your friend: Always there to greet me when...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:30 PM
With "The Lego Movie" established as a major franchise starter, Warner Bros. is tooning up its animation schedule by announcing release dates for two untitled movies for the Memorial Day holiday on May 25, 2018, and on May 24, 2019.
The studio did not...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"Guardians of the Galaxy" pushed Walt Disney Studios over the $1 billion mark domestically this week.
Overseas, Disney's $4 billion purchase of Marvel has continued to reap dividends, with the film arm hitting $2 billion in international ticket sales....
| Aug 8, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Not so fast.
A federal judge on Friday rejected a proposed settlement in a case involving Apple Inc. and Google Inc. in which they were accused of secretly agreeing not to hire each others' employees. The $324.5 million deal was part of a case that...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 11:00 AM
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” didn’t shatter the creative mold this weekend, but it did break a streak, and a rather inauspicious one at that—the trend for remakes of properties from the 1980s and early ‘90s flubbing at...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"The Guardians of the Galaxy" touched down with a dazzling $94 million this weekend, proving that Marvel is the new gold standard for movie brands.
That set a new record for an August domestic debut, easily trumping the $69.3 million bow of 2007's "The...