| Jul 14, 2009
| 7:21 PM
The answer is "Dame Judi Dench."
The question? Name one British character actor of note who hasn't made an appearance/collected a check from the Harry Potter movies. With the news that the great Bill Nighy (Love, Actually, Underworld) will play Rufus...
| Sep 5, 2009
Keith Waterhouse, a British writer, raconteur and wit whose works include the enduringly popular novel "Billy Liar," died in his sleep early Friday at his London home, his family said. He was 80.
Waterhouse had his first major success in 1959 with "Billy...
| Jan 3, 2010
| 3:27 PM
Warren Beatty is telling all (if he can remember them all) in a new, revealing biography.
"How many women were there? Easier to count the stars in the sky," he writes.
In his new book, "Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America," biographer Peter...
| Mar 31, 2009
From the mystical overtones of "Ghost" to the primitive sounds of "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome," to the Russian balalaikas in "Doctor Zhivago," composer Maurice Jarre always seemed to find the right signature for every film he scored. And unlike so many of...
| May 15, 2011
| 7:15 PM
In Michael Feeney Callan's fawning new biography, we get plenty of the actor, director and environmentalist we already know but only a tantalizing, too-brief glimpse of a young man we almost never hear about: Charles Robert Redford Jr., Angeleno.
| Jan 7, 2011
| 7:49 PM
At first glance, the Newport Beach resident is slightly built, soft-spoken and unfailingly accessible. One would hardly imagine that he's plotted hundreds of grisly murders over the past four decades.
Murder and mayhem have paid off handsomely for...
| Jan 17, 2011
Actress Susannah York became a star in the 1960s with performances in several high-profile films such as 1969's "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" for which she received an Academy Award nomination. But she fought to be noticed for more than her striking...
| Jul 14, 2011
Written on the mirror of the women's bathroom at Café Gratitude, a new raw and vegan restaurant, are the words, "I adore myself and everyone else." The sentiment is part of the positivity campaign that the restaurant has been waging since opening on...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*1/2 (out of four)
Back in the days of witch hunts and girls named Prudence, the town of Daggerhorn’s aggressive name can’t keep it safe from periodic wolf attacks. Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) certainly isn’t pleased when Father...
| May 9, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Last Sunday's screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads,"that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames.
I'll post a series of these...
| May 16, 2011
| 7:20 AM
Truly a grim fairy tale, director Catherine Hardwicke's ("Twilight") dark take on one of the most famous stories in children's literature casts Amanda Seyfried ("Mamma Mia!") as the heroine.
A wave of bizarre killings strikes her village, prompting her...