| 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.
| 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...
| Oct 24, 2010
Danny Boyle could barely be heard over the low-flying helicopter. "It's like 'Apocalypse Now,'" he yelled as he fastened his helmet and tightened a climbing harness around his waist, preparing to descend into a narrow canyon.
The British director had...
| Aug 26, 2010
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that it would present "The Godfather" director-producer Francis Ford Coppola with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award and give honorary Oscars to British film...
| 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...
| Jul 26, 2011
Gervase Duan "G.D." Spradlin, a character actor best known for playing authority figures in television and films, including "The Godfather: Part II" and "Apocalypse Now," has died. He was 90.
Spradlin died of natural causes at his cattle ranch in San...
| Oct 31, 2010
Director George Hickenlooper, who won an Emmy Award for the documentary "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse," has died. He was 47.
Hickenlooper was found dead Saturday morning, Denver police told the Associated Press. Denver Mayor John...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:55 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - For more than 40 years actor Martin Sheen has inhabited complex characters from the troubled Capt. Willard in the Vietnam film "Apocalypse Now" to U.S. President Josiah Bartlet on the hit TV drama "The West Wing."
But for one of...
| Dec 14, 2010
You may have heard about the new Spider-Man musical on Broadway. Apparently the production is suffering all sorts of problems. Aerialists are breaking wrists and feet, the budget has boiled over $65 million and a radioactive spider bites the main guy --...
| Oct 30, 2011
Three years ago, Quentin Derrick was eating clams at a beach-side restaurant in Da Nang. As he gazed east at the South China Sea, he couldn't believe what was rolling in.
Derrick has lived in Vietnam for eight years and surfed a good part of the...