| Dec 25, 2012
| 10:00 PM
I was flipping channels a few weeks ago when I came across something that always freezes my fingers on the remote. It was "Scarface," Brian De Palma's tale of cocaine kingpin Tony Montana, and, lucky me, I was just in time for the climactic shootout....
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:55 PM
“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” gallops into theaters almost exactly on schedule — its predecessors came out in 1996, 2000 and 2006 — and (more importantly) just in time to rescue Tom Cruise's flagging box-office...
| Sep 10, 2011
George Kuchar was perhaps the most prolific and influential filmmaker most moviegoers have never heard of.
With his twin brother, Mike — and later, alone — Kuchar made some of the earliest films in the 1960s explosion of underground movies....
| Feb 9, 2012
Aunque el nombre de Luis Guzmán no resulta muy conocido para muchos, lo cierto es que el actor boricua ha estado escalando posiciones en la escena de Hollywood durante los últimos 30 años.
Durante mucho tiempo Guzmán fue contratado para hacer papeles...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 7:28 PM
Sue Mengers, an unapologetically brash talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79.
For two decades, Mengers was one of...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:17 PM
What's in a name? If you're a Chicagoan and your surname is Capone, everything. There is perhaps no more notorious name associated with the city (except perhaps Gacy, or for a time, Bartman). Growing up, Deirdre Marie Capone lived what she calls a "shame-...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 6:26 AM
A triumph of production design but a pretty dull kill-'em-up otherwise, the post-World War II-set "Gangster Squad" comes from the director of "Zombieland," Ruben Fleischer. It's clear Fleischer, who also made "30 Minutes or Less," hadn't worked through...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 2:21 PM
One hundred and one years ago, D.W. Griffith gave us "The Musketeers of Pig Alley," often credited as the first gangster film, and once sound came in, nothing hooked movie audiences during the early 1930s more reliably than Edward G. Robinson or James...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands — humans — can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the...
| Sep 22, 2011
The original was a 1930s gangster tale that had hints of Al Capone's rise and eventual fall. It had its Italian/Sicilian touches. Paul Muni and George Raft were in it. The 1980s Brian DePalma remake was about the rise and fall of a Latin emigre druglord....
| Oct 16, 2011
Sue Mengers, a veteran talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79. At the time of......