| Apr 18, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Movies about the difficulty of making movies shouldn't work at all, really. The potential for navel-gazing is immense. The narcissistic insularity of the topic is potentially galling. Yet the best of these films, especially in the documentary realm,...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Philip X. "Phil" Kaltenbach, a former high school English teacher who later became an expert in the field of collectible comic books, died Tuesday at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla., while recovering from foot surgery. He was 63.
| Dec 13, 2011
As founder, chairman and chief executive of National Research Group Inc. from 1978 to 2003, movie market researcher Joseph Farrell introduced the concept of market testing to Hollywood, originating now-standard industry practices such as audience tracking...
| May 8, 2012
Martin Sheen was a struggling 21-year-old stage actor when his first son Emilio was born. Sheen, seventh of 10 children in a family that knew him as Ramon Antonio Gerardo Estevez instead of his stage name, was more accustomed to having siblings than being...
| May 29, 2012
| 8:34 AM
Film director Francis Ford Coppola ("The Godfather" films and "Apocalypse Now") has reassembled the historic Inglenook winery in Napa Valley and restored the name to the historic property, which is open to the public for tours and wine tasting.
| Jun 21, 2012
| 10:26 AM
London is hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics from July 27 to Aug. 12. While the Games are sure to be a spectacular event, there are plenty of other options for those travelers who couldn't get tickets, blew that 100-yard dash or just happen to be in...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:40 PM
How do you write Lin's Bin?
Lin's Bin starts with a question.
Is it OK to compliment a woman on her breasts?
Where does the time go?
Why are teenagers so cranky?
The questions come from clueless frat boys, from wistful mothers, from grade school kids...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:42 PM
On Sunday, Hollywood celebrates itself and honors its own. All eyes (or most of them anyway) will be on the presentations of the Academy Awards.
But do the Oscars always end up in the right hands? Opinions abound on this topic, and what follows is only...
| May 27, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 29 - June 4 in PDF format TV listings for the week of May 29 - June 4 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can......
| May 14, 2010
| 9:34 PM
Actor, director, artist and art collector Dennis Hopper is to be the subject of an upcoming biography. Tom Folsom will write "Hopper: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream" with, Publishers Marketplace reports, "the actor's knowledge."...
| Apr 12, 2010
It will be interesting to see what kind of reception awaits Karl Marlantes' very fine Vietnam War novel, "Matterhorn." The American public's desire to read about that war has never been more than lukewarm. And Marlantes' epic story of U.S. Marines...