| Dec 15, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Movie theaters breathed fire this weekend as “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” struck box-office gold. The Peter Jackson-directed sequel to last year’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected journey,” raked in a studio-estimated $73....
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Writer/director David O. Russell has a knack for preserving his very offbeat voice, even in his higher-budget Hollywood endeavors. This is a guy whose first film, “Spanking the Monkey” (1994), was a sort-of-comedy about mother/son incest,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 1:20 PM
The saga of Superman is rebooted by director Zack Snyder ("300") in a visually stunning reimagining with a darker tone than the Christopher Reeve-starring adventures ... not a surprise, since the producers include Christopher Nolan, who gave Batman new...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:46 AM
Janis Joplin died in 1970 at the age of 27, but her spirit is being conjured nightly in the new production "A Night with Janis Joplin" that opened this week at the Lyceum Theatre in New York.
The musical, previously seen at the Pasadena Playhouse this...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 12:29 PM
NEW YORK — Over a two-decade directing career, Spike Jonze has often been about the big hook, visually and conceptually. In his videos and films, he's offered up plenty of ideas, and made them look sharp to boot. But could he square all that with...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Gwen Stefani sparkled at the inaugural gala for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, but her fringed Ferragamo gown did little to distract attention from her midsection.
The singer is reportedly expecting her third child with...
| Oct 21, 2013
The event: The "Grand Inaugural Gala" to celebrate the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Presented by Salvatore Ferragamo, the affair came with cocktails, a gala dinner, fashion show of the Italian designer's latest...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 6:32 PM
It's barely six weeks since the spring 2014 collections came down the runway at New York Fashion Week, and they're already starting to turn up on the red carpet.
The fashion was all over the place at the Oct. 12 New York Film Festival closing night gala...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:48 PM
If you say the name three times, will it appear? "Beetlejuice 2" doesn't roll off the tongue quite as easily as plain old "Beetlejuice," but momentum appears to be gaining for the movie just the same.
Tim Burton and Michael Keaton both are reportedly...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 12:09 PM
There isn’t a lot of plot explication in the new trailer for David O. Russell’s “American Hustle.” There doesn’t need to be. With a wildly enjoyable sense of style, the spot plunges us deeply -- and enjoyably -- into the...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 10:07 AM
NEW YORK -- It’s no illusion: Spike Jonze’s “Her” will make its premiere at the New York Film Festival.
The movie about a man (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love -- sort of -- with a digital replica of a woman will close the...