| Feb 15, 2015
| 7:52 AM
On a serene summer evening, Deborah Borda, chief executive of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, settled into her box seat at the Hollywood Bowl. As the musicians took the stage, a woman yelled in Borda's direction: "We can't keep doing Mahler if we want to...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:30 AM
The Hollywood Bowl is going especially big — and broad — this summer.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Philharmonic is expected to announce a 2015 lineup that is particularly diverse, in keeping with the Bowl's longtime philosophy of offering a...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 10:00 AM
"Return to Oz: Costuming the Big Adventures of 1985," the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' new screening series at LACMA's Bing Theater, features the work of such designers as Richard La Motte ("The Goonies"), Aggie Guerard Rodgers ("Pee-wee's...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 3:45 PM
In Hollywood's seemingly endless quest to use the found-footage gimmick to resuscitate any subgenre, we have the new time-travel movie "Project Almanac."
The film self-consciously name-drops "Looper," although it probably has more in common with the...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 4:02 PM
Harrison-Morton Middle School eighth-grader Claudia Rabih produced a science fair project last spring that took first place in regional competition and second place at states.
Allen High School senior Keion White was among the Allentown School...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Over the next 51 weeks or so, you can expect in this space coverage of the biggest and brightest in Chicago-area museums. But for your New Year's Day, we've got Hummels, money, sports memorabilia and buttons — plus a roundup of 14 other smaller and/...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 8:37 AM
A statuesque young man with family troubles. An abusive pimp with diabolical facial hair. And a lithe young vampire who wears a chador and rides a skateboard. All of these were set to a Sergio Leone-ish soundtrack, filmed in lush black-and-white...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:14 PM
In "Back to the Future Part II," the popular science fiction comedy of 1989, Doc Brown, the verbose inventor played by Christopher Lloyd, and Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, travel forward in time to try to keep Marty's future son from going to...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Doc Brown's lab in "Back to the Future" is movie magic, but the next best thing may be at Technicolor's Rennes Research & Innovation Lab.
The virtual reality room, where work around visual effects is done, has that crazy-scientists-at-work feel. Among...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 8:30 AM
LONDON - The British Film Institute has given its video-on-demand service, the BFI Player, a make-over, a year on from its launch.
The aim of the revamp is to make it easier for audiences to enjoy the library of 1,400 films, and follows a consultation...
| Oct 21, 2014
Crazy to think for those of us who are old enough to have seen "Back to the Future" in its original run, but we've nearly reached that famed "future" date when Doc Brown flew Marty McFly 30 years into the......