| 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 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...
| 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...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 7:49 PM
Gore Verbinski directed the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise. The special effects expertise of Industrial Light and Magic were a key to his success. Their pedigree goes all the way back to the "Star Wars" series. Their skills were sharpened on the...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 7:48 AM
Bradley Cooper gets a different kind of hangover in his new movie.
In "Limitless," the "Hangover" star graduates from beer-guzzling, fun-loving dude to Eddie Morra, an author-turned-businessman who gets hooked on NZT, a drug that lets him use 100...
| Apr 10, 2011
| 5:03 AM
A week into Charlie Sheen's weird "Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour, few people at the Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford knew exactly what they were in for.
Sheen, fired from his lucrative sitcom job for erratic behavior and...
| Apr 10, 2011
| 8:43 PM
It's a long way from Detroit to New York, especially if you're Charlie Sheen. One week after his "My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option" tour launched in a disastrous Motor City debut, the show rolled into Radio City Music Hall on Friday...
| 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...
| 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 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...