| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Making a big studio movie when you're the strong-willed independent sort can run you into a lot of sand traps. Filmmakers in that position think studio execs are a bunch of philistines and marketing-minded meddlers, while the execs thinks a director is...
| Mar 13, 2011
The "I Have a Dream" Foundation-Los Angeles staged its annual gospel brunch on March 6, with Amy Brenneman of "Private Practice" playing host to an audience that included Ray Romano, Noah Wyle, Regina King, Michael Cudlitz and Scott Bakula, among 400...
| Mar 20, 2011
Do you think you might have, or might be, a pushy stage mother? Do you think you might have, or might be, a crazed sports dad?
"Certainly not!" say the parents.
Eye rolls from the kids.
Meet Henry and Eva, lifelong best friends who pass back and...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 7:37 AM
After the demands "Black Swan" placed on her, Natalie Portman was entitled to an easier job, and she found one in this friends-with-benefits comedy directed by Ivan Reitman ("Ghostbusters").
She and Ashton Kutcher play pals who step into the area of...
| Apr 10, 2011
Following the April 3 game against the Denver Nuggets, 750 Lakers fans poured into the Lexus Club at Staples Center for the 4th annual Casino Night, a $500 per person benefit for the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation, which promotes education,...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 11:20 AM
There's been a lot of Natalie Portman on-screen lately, between her Oscar-winning work in "Black Swan" and such subsequent releases as "No Strings Attached" and "Your Highness." This drama from director-screenwriter Don Roos ("Bounce") actually was made...
| Apr 16, 2011
Their story is like a "once upon a time," but envision Cinderella in a lace gown that's been painted on by Caravaggio and then run through a paper shredder. There are actually two Cinderellas, Kate (with bangs) and Laura Mulleavy, sisters who don't yet...
| Feb 27, 2011
"True Grit," "The Fighter," "Black Swan" and "The King's Speech" are a few of the many head-spinning, stomach-turning, heart-wrenching movies that impacted audiences locally and across the globe. On Feb. 27, the most worthy of films from 2010 will be...
| Feb 12, 2011
Actress Winona Ryder has sold her Sunset Strip-area home for $3,725,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
The Spanish-style house, built in 1936, sits behind a thick hedge of ficus trees on a third of an acre. Bougainvillea and wisteria cover the...
| Feb 20, 2011
David Seidler first sparked to the idea of writing a movie about the life of King George VI in 1980. A stutterer himself, he found the real-life narrative of the English monarch's struggles to overcome a debilitating stammer moving and profoundly...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 11:59 AM
Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky often tells interviewers that "The Red Shoes" (1948) is the one film comparable to his own "Black Swan." How modest of him!
Aronofsky was right to say that the classic by British masters Michael Powell and Emeric...