| Apr 27, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Photographer Jeffrey Milstein has been fascinated with aviation and flying since he was a young boy building toy models. At 15 he would sweep hangar floors at the Santa Monica Airport on Sunday mornings in exchange for flying lessons. He passed his pilot'...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Let's say this right off the bat: Jane Fonda, in the opinion of this lowly journalist at least, is a perfectly fine choice for an AFI life achievement award. She's done remarkable film work going back a long way, whether in "On Golden Pond," "They Shoot...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:00 AM
This movie season, Michael Fassbender keeps getting lectured on the ways of the world. By an unlikely teacher.
The German-born, Ireland-raised actor plays cruel plantation owner Epps in the period drama "12 Years a Slave," in which Brad Pitt, as a...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Airing Monday night on HBO, "Seduced and Abandoned" is a meta-documentary in which actor Alec Baldwin and his filmmaker pal James Toback take a look at the arbitrary deal-making process behind today's movie business.
Toback and Baldwin roamed the Cannes...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:19 PM
About midway through the documentary "Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay" (opening Friday at the Music Box Theatre), Jay emerges backstage after a performance and is greeted by a roomful of people. As he acknowledges his well-...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Cary Grant is generally considered the best screen actor of all time. But he was nominated just twice in his long career, and he never won.
Oscar nominators saluted him for the dramas "Penny Serenade" and "None But the Lonely Heart." Those are hardly...
| Feb 22, 2013
Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep will present at the Oscars this Sunday, and their inclusion will bring needed oomph to the 85th annual awards. Maybe James Bond will help, too. The Oscars will salute the 50-year-old film franchise and offer...
| Feb 25, 2013
The 85th annual Oscars clocked in at 3 hours 35 minutes. They could have been a slog, except that Oscar producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan are showmen who love the movies. That affection transformed this music-themed telecast into the most...
| Feb 25, 2013
Donald Trump has really outdone himself this time. He reviewed the Oscar telecast for “Fox & Friends” on Monday morning. He gave this astonishing assessment of best-actor winner Daniel Day-Lewis of “Lincoln.” “First of all,...
| Feb 13, 2013
In the massively popular Cartoon Network series “Adventure Time,” veteran voice actor Tom Kenny plays Ice King, a curmudgeonly wizard ......
| Mar 2, 2013
You ever conceive an idea, devise a plan, envision all the possible outcomes, pick apart the inevitable pitfalls, consider every last detail … and then life happens?...