| Aug 8, 2011
| 7:17 AM
"The Vampire Diaries" compelled Teen Choice 2011 voters, winning five surf boards during Sunday's ceremonies broadcast by Fox.
The series won choice fantasy/sci-fi TV show, while stars Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder were named choice fantasy/sci-fi...
| Mar 22, 2011
Poking around a pirate DVD shop down the block from the Apple Store in central Beijing one recent afternoon on her lunch break, Zhou Xin eyed the floor-to-ceiling selection of Oscar-nominated films, indie flicks and B-movies such as "Nude Nuns With Big...
| Jan 25, 2013
"Parker" roars into a dull January and enlivens the movie landscape, and thank the action-movie gods because we needed a little something to wake us from our winter slumber.
Based on a novel in a series by Richard Stark, the alter ego of the late, great...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 8:30 AM
In the late '80s a thunderbolt of inspiration struck Jack Valenti, longtime chief of the Motion Picture Assn. of America: What if his organization got rid of the X rating, besmirched by years of misappropriation by hard-core exploitation films, and...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 6:30 AM
"So You Think You Can Dance" received a modest dose of high-culture class on Wednesday in the form of Benjamin Millepied, who served as a guest judge for the Fox reality-competition series.
The choreographer's recently launched group, L.A. Dance Project,...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 10:58 AM
Rebecca Houseknecht was destined to be a star.
Everyone said so: her ballet teachers, the judges at international competitions, the director who chose the Odenton teen from among hundreds of aspiring ballerinas to feature in "First Position," a...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 5:04 PM
L.A. Dance Project, the new collective founded by Benjamin Millepied, has found a home in downtown. The fledgling group has established a full-time residence at Los Angeles Theatre Center, on Spring Street near 5th Street.
The dance collective will...
| Mar 31, 2012
Several months ago, at the height of my disillusionment with online dating, I created a "Black Swan"profile for a dating site (My "White Swan" profile was up and running on the same site). I didn't actually name the profiles White Swan and Black Swan, but...
| Feb 8, 2011
Bookmaker.com has released its Oscar odds. No big surprises in there, though as they post info on where the activity is on the rise (the percentage increase in “action” you see as the last number, you have to puzzle over who thinks the long...
| Feb 23, 2011
In the week leading up to Sunday's Academy Awards, we're giving you some gift ideas inspired by Oscar nominees. Controversy over costume designer Amy Westcott and local fashion label Rodarte’s design credits aside, any film that stars Natalie...
| Feb 27, 2011
With Natalie Portman a heavy favorite to take the lead actress Oscar, director Darren Aronofsky reflected Sunday on how unlikely it was that any of them were on the Academy Awards red carpet -- given that "Black Swan" almost didn't......