| Nov 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Sir Paul McCartney is sitting less than five feet from me at a grand piano, singing his 1973 hit "Live and Let Die." When I turn my head to the right, his drummer is about six feet away. If I swivel 90 degrees, I can see the production crew hoisting...
| May 2, 2014
| 3:43 PM
Jon Favreau was right — it's an exceptionally bad idea to watch "Chef" on an empty stomach.
Slow-cooked cured meats, golden-brown grilled cheese sandwiches, sugar-sprinkled beignets and undeniably delicious-looking Cuban sandwiches drew murmurs of...
| May 14, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Roberto Orci will boldly go where he has never gone before: The veteran Hollywood screenwriter and producer is set to make his directorial debut on Paramount's "Star Trek 3," according to a Variety report.
Orci is writing the story for the new film with...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The day after the premiere of their new comedy, "A Million Ways to Die in the West" — and an after-party that rolled on until 4 a.m. — Seth MacFarlane and Charlize Theron were each recovering in their own ways. He slept in and ate a grilled...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 6:30 AM
On a recent installment of TBS' "Conan" with Conan O'Brien, sidekick Andy Richter was sent to Santa Fe, N.M., for the press junket for "The Lone Ranger," but stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer had better things to do than talk to him.
Perhaps that was...
| Mar 8, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Like that other long-haired, bare-chested hero with the initials J.C., John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) arrives just in time to calm heated alien tempers and save Mars from laser-powered destruction.
OK, maybe the biblical allegory only...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 11:34 AM
SAN DIEGO -- Dozens of Hollywood A-listers will be heading south next week to take part in Comic-Con 2011, the event's organizers say.
"Comic-Con is the epicenter really for all things cool in pop culture," said Comic-Con spokesman David Glanzer said....
| Jul 24, 2011
| 4:51 PM
SAN DIEGO -- For the premiere of his new shoot-'em-up epic "Cowboys & Aliens," Jon Favreau presented a screening almost as big and bombastic as the movie itself, invading the San Diego Civic Theater.
"This will be a night that I will never forget,"...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
For something new and different in the Western genre: A tough guy (Daniel Craig) in 1873 Arizona has no name and no recollection of his past. (That is, until his name, Jake Lonergan, and simple background are soon revealed and all...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 10:04 AM
The title of director Jon Favreau's ("Iron Man") graphic-novel-inspired merging of sci-fi and Western leaves little doubt as to the groups that clash in it. A stranger (Daniel Craig) sporting a very strange wristband may be the salvation of a town ruled...
| Jul 25, 2011
The "Cowboys & Aliens" premiere came to the fans at Comic-Con 2011, with Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde and John Favreau along for the ride. "Cowboys & Aliens" opens Friday....