| Feb 3, 2015
| 2:20 PM
The event: Child stars, octogenarians, actors, directors, producers and others spanning all ages packed the ballroom Monday at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel for the 2015 AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Gala. AARP provides information, advocacy and services...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Mira Sorvino has come on board thriller "Daughter of God" opposite Keanu Reeves and Ana de Armas.
Christopher McDonald, Big Daddy Kane, Michael Rispoli and Laura Gomez have also joined the cast. Gee Malik Linton is directing and writing the project,...
| Aug 8, 2014
Earlier this week an unusual email arrived in my inbox offering cold, hard cash.
"After coming across Chicago Tribune," wrote the sender, Wil Matthews, offering not the most endearing or personal of salutations, although I suppose one can just come...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:30 PM
How much is a movie mention worth? About a dime per click, it seems.
A film critic for a newspaper in Miami received an email from a marketing associate for Riot Studios about promoting the upcoming faith-based dramedy "Believe Me."
The pic stars Nick...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Tia Lessin and Carl Deal’s documentary “Citizen Koch” (which opened June 27 at Laemmle’s Playhouse) achieved a certain notoriety when its nominally independent backers at ITVS dropped support for the film. Although other reasons...
| Apr 14, 2012
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.
Players from Burroughs, Burbank win scholar awards: Burbank High football player Mitch Camacho and Adam Velasco from Burroughs were given 2011- 2012 National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 5:47 PM
This overly violent but otherwise frequently enjoyable film showed up briefly in theaters more than a year ago, to little notice. It may have suffered from comparison to “Red,” the Bruce Willis/Helen Mirren/Morgan Freeman/John Malkovich action...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:19 AM
This sequel to the hugely unpleasant thriller "The Collector" is just as gruesome, which would have to be expected. Josh Stewart returns as the lone escapee from a sadistic serial killer, enlisted to save a wealthy man's (Christopher McDonald) daughter...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 8:40 PM
NEW YORK — In the program for "Lucky Guy," the play Nora Ephron raced to complete before her death last year, there's a note by the author titled "Journalism: A Love Story."
That's a pretty good description of the drama, Ephron's valentine to...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 1:44 PM
There is something very unusual about Nora Ephron's bio in the Playbill for her new play, "Lucky Guy," a piece about famed tabloid newspaperman Mike McAlary, which opened Monday night on Broadway and stars Tom Hanks. The little sketch of Ephron, stuck...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:29 PM
There's no need to stop the presses for this bit of Broadway foregone conclusion.
"Lucky Guy," the Tony-nominated play written by the late Nora Ephron and starring Tom Hanks, has officially turned a profit, recouping its Broadway investment of $3.6...