| Dec 1, 2009
The Vietnam War still drags at us. Unlike the Civil War or World War II, we haven't figured out how to catalog it and put it away. It eludes definition; historians can't even make up their minds when it began and ended.
That lack of definition, suggests...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 4, 2010
The first thing you notice is the assured bearing and the deep, authoritative voice (this guy did play Morpheus, after all). Then the judicious observations, the strategic dropping of a timely anecdote, the eyes that calmly take your measure, like a...
| Feb 14, 2010
A man many Americans still think of longingly as President Josiah Bartlet is waiting for a light to change at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Hughes Avenue in Culver City. He is on foot and in conversation with a companion, on his way to...
| 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...
| 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 --...
| May 14, 2010
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."...