| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Location manager Brian O'Neill needed a location to film a wedding scene for the upcoming move "The Wedding Ringer," and he knew just the place: Hollywood United Methodist Church at the corner of Franklin and North Highland avenues.
With its Gothic...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 12:57 PM
At age 52, Lea Thompson isn’t looking back, nor does she spend time worrying about the future. She’s happy right where she is, with a diverse acting resume, a new movie to tout and two ambitious daughters (actress Zoey and Madelyn, a musician)...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 5:32 AM
Stretch limos, tuxedos, sequins and bouquets of Kleenex were the order of the evening at Friday’s red-carpet opening of the 28th edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.
Among the most glittery of Hollywood glitterati were...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 2:20 PM
The future — at least Chicago-born director Robert Zemeckis' idea of the future, as envisioned in 1989 — arrives, in our present space-time continuum, in 553 Earth days. That date, Oct. 21, 2015, is when "Back to the Future Part II" is set,...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:42 AM
The late-night circuit is usually a well-oiled Hollywood hype machine through which movie stars and hot-shot directors can safely plug their latest films. Every once in a while, though, things go off the rails, a phenomenon that seems to happen with a bit...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Architecture fans can experience the opulent charm of downtown Los Angeles' historic movie palaces when the Los Angeles Conservancy's popular "Last Remaining Seats" film series kicks off June 11 with "The Lady Eve" at the Los Angeles Theatre.
| Mar 22, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Artists Drew Struzan and the late Bob Peak may not be household names, but their movie posters have graced the walls of museums and galleries as well as countless homes and college dorm rooms.
Struzan's more than 150 posters include ones for "Blade...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:14 PM
2015 is just around the corner, and you know what that means -- hoverboards!
Or, to use the official brand name, HUVr boards!
That's right! Just like we were promised in the 1989 movie "Back to the Future Part II," we will soon be able to zip around...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:30 AM
George R.R. Martin's bestselling "A Song of Ice and Fire" series has found even more readers with HBO's adaptation, "Game of Thrones." Martin's next much-anticipated installment, "The Winds of Winter," is coming -- it has to be. Entertainment Weekly has...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Cemeteries aren't usually thought of as hotbeds of activity, but last Saturday night at the Forest Lawn Museum, atop the memorial park's Glendale grounds, proved the exception. As a blues band blared and colored lights splashed off the white walls of an...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Growing up in a working-class London suburb beset by dull classes and endless winters, Dean Stockton often escaped into a dream vision of California fueled in equal measure by "Back to the Future" and the skateboard bible Thrasher magazine. "When I was 12...