| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:55 AM
Laura Hillenbrand's 2010 nonfiction account "Unbroken" introduced millions to Louis Zamperini, the Italian-American who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics and, in World War II, became an Army Air Corps bombardier flying missions over the South Pacific....
| Dec 24, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Taya Kyle, widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle, will appeal a $1.8-million verdict against her husband's estate, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. A federal jury found Kyle's estate liable for defamation earlier this year, finding in favor of...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 11:31 PM
Clint Eastwood is not only working at 84; he's working hard. “American Sniper” is his second film this year, following “Jersey Boys,” the lightweight but impeccably crafted and hugely entertaining Four Seasons biopic. “Bird,&...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 10:14 AM
War movies have been around nearly as long as film itself, but every now and then the genre seems to spark a new resonance in the public imagination.
The late 1980s saw a spate of Vietnam War movies ("Platoon," "Full Metal Jacket," "Casualties of War")...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 2:43 PM
It was the most wonderful time of the year for the box office.
Though the box office total is still down about 5% from last year, three new films, the final “Hobbit” installment and limited-release awards contenders helped give the...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, 818! Today is Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 61 degrees and a low of 45 degrees with partly cloudy skies in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.
In case you missed them,...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A number of recent movies — including some of this year's top awards contenders — revive a decades-old debate about the type of director who shapes the most memorable films.
In his famed 1962 essay, "Notes on the Auteur Theory," Andrew...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Sony Pictures' controversial comedy "The Interview" began its atypical release with about $1 million in ticket sales from 331 theaters on Christmas Day, the studio estimated.
"The audience reaction was fantastic -- the limited release, in under 10%...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 11:57 AM
The 95-minute documentary "Altman" first aired on EPIX cable in August, but it opens for a limited theatrical run next week (Nov. 15, 16 and 20) at the Gene Siskel Film Center. However you see it, despite its necessarily abridged view of director Robert...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Clint Eastwood's divorce from Dina Eastwood is final, ending a union that was entered into in 1996.
A judge signed off on the split Monday in Monterey, Radar Online reported Tuesday.
The couple, whose in-progress separation was confirmed in late...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Bradley Cooper is locked and loaded in the first trailer for "American Sniper," the fact-based drama about Navy SEAL and sharpshooter Chris Kyle, and he finds nothing but trouble in his crosshairs.
Set to the sounds of a slowly building heartbeat, the...