| Sep 28, 2012
| 12:12 PM
The sound of brass and wind instruments rang out with a triumphant blast, echoing down a corridor and around a ......
| Oct 4, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Martin Landau delivered his voice performance as science teacher Mr. Rzykruski in “Frankenweenie” long before the movie's stop-motion animators got ......
| Oct 3, 2012
| 11:42 AM
In Tim Burton's black-and-white, stop-motion-animated monster movie “Frankenweenie,” Martin Landau supplies the voice of Mr. Rzykruski, a mysterious science teacher ......
| Oct 31, 2012
| 6:13 AM
Happy Halloween, Hero Complex readers! Enjoy. Follow us on Twitter: @LATHeroComplex RECENT AND RELATED Will Hollywood scare up ‘Beetlejuice’ sequel? ......
| Aug 20, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
Earning the coveted and easily attained praise "better than `Twilight,'" "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" thrives not on the presence of awesome but the absence of terrible. Though the film has welcome, mild stabs at humor, I...
| Oct 16, 2012
To bond as married alcoholics for the Sundance hit “Smashed,” co-stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul, appropriately, went out and got drunk.
“I don’t know what I really learned about myself from that particular night...
| Oct 18, 2012
*** (out of four)
Before heading into the first grade class she teaches, Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) takes a sip from the flask in her car. Then another. Eh, the kids’ll never notice.
Actually, they do, because she vomits in the middle of a...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 12:56 PM
Fairies are beating strippers in DVD sales.
Walt Disney Studios' new direct-to-DVD title "Disney Fairies: Secret of the Wings" was the No. 1-selling DVD and Blu-ray disc for the week ended Oct. 27, according to research firm Rentrak Corp.
| Feb 28, 2013
* (out of four)
Anna Faris stars in “Little Bo Peep: Wolf Exploder.” That sounds like a classic tale revision that would pick the right tone and actually deliver some fun.
Until that movie actually exists, we’re left with “Jack...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 3:25 PM
This Friday at 4 p.m. at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, screenwriter and playwright Tony Kushner will pay a visit to one of his favorite Chicago haunts.
In the spirit of the movie “Lincoln,” which Kushner wrote and which revels in the...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 1:18 PM
The title tells it like it is ... at least in the case of this Tim Burton-produced fantasy, about as big a revision of history as there could be. The story traces the supposed pursuits of one of America's most legendary presidents (played by Benjamin...