| Apr 27, 2011
| 1:42 PM
Thor: God of Thunder X360, PS3, Wii, DS/$34.99-$59.99/May 3
April showers have brought May superpowers, as Hollywood is set to deliver the first of many action-packed comic-book movies due out this summer. The Earth-saving, tight-suit-wearing lineup...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 3:12 PM
Any educated scholar who has studied that journey knows that Bill Steigerwald simply hasn't enough facts to "debunk" that journey ("Sorry, Charley, Was Steinbeck's 'Travels with Charley' a fraud?" Reason magazine, April 2011").
For some reason the...
| May 8, 2011
There's a pig. And it's wearing a Donald Trump wig.
It's a hectic Wednesday afternoon at the Hollywood offices of the comedy website-turned-digital entertainment studio Funny or Die. The company just celebrated its fourth birthday, and there's a national...
| May 5, 2011
| 2:40 PM
If life is a banquet, playwright and actor Al Letson doesn't let a crumb go to waste.
"I do a lot of autobiographical work," said the author of "Crumbs," currently on the boards at Theatre Project. "I am concerned with the truth, if not the literal...
| May 11, 2011
| 9:50 AM
"House" is leaving the building, "30 Rock" has rolled away, "The Middle" is coming to an end, and "American Idol" will soon be idle.
A generation ago, the end of the broadcast networks' season meant the beginning of the "nothing worth watching" season....
| May 15, 2011
Television takes the spotlight starting Monday at the upfronts in New York City, when most networks will announce which shows live and die. Many decisions will hinge on issues of substance — ratings and cost and critical acclaim. But no one should...
| May 19, 2011
| 8:44 AM
If the economy hadn't hung in the balance, the economic meltdown of 2008 would make for a great tragic play.
Still, the epic story of hubris and greed makes for a gripping, if overly taut HBO film, "Too Big to Fail," airing Monday, May 23. Based on...
| May 20, 2011
SOUTHWEST GLENDALE — Since Glendale Fighting Club proprietor and head trainer Edmond Tarverdyan officially joined Vanes "Nightmare" Martirosyan's training camp earlier this year, the latter's public presence in his hometown of Glendale has risen...
| May 20, 2011
| 3:26 PM
Guys with fangs are so last year. This fall, witches are taking over.
You'll find them on HBO's "True Blood," where Sookie will face down a coven this season. They'll be casting spells on their fellow high school students in the CW's "The Secret Circle,"...
| May 23, 2011
"Too Big to Fail," which premieres Monday on HBO, is the latest of that network's high-toned original films ("Recount," "The Late Shift," "From the Earth to the Moon," the upcoming "Game Change") in which a large cast of medium-big-to-big-named actors...
| May 29, 2011
| 5:00 AM
The latest FBI crime statistics reports are out, and Baltimore, despite its lowest homicide rate since the 1980s, is still the fifth-deadliest city in the nation and the seventh most dangerous in terms of overall violent crime.
It's hard to know what...