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  • Honorary Oscars going to four 'extraordinary' men

     
    On Wednesday, the motion picture academy announced the four honorees to be feted at the second annual Governors Awards on Nov. 14. Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola is to receive the Thalberg Award while film historian Kevin Brownlow, French auteur Jean-...
  • Turan review: 'Robin Hood' misses the target

     
    I haven't seen "Robin Hood" yet but Kenneth Turan, the senior film critic for the Los Angeles Times, watched it at the Cannes Film Festival... When you call a movie " Robin Hood," you set up expectations: a gallant archer,......
  • Hollywood and the sands of time: A look back at 10 films set in the Middle East

     
    Susan King is the Hero Complex specialist on classic Hollywood, and today she looks back at the long history of American popcorn films set in the Middle East -- and their complicated legacy. Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are together......
  • From the Vaults: 'The Mark of Zorro' (1920)

     
    OK, people, let's swash some buckles; I finally got around to Zorro this week. (And this will probably be my last 1920 film for a while. Larry advises he's moving on from there. Upcoming reviews will focus on films from 1940, 1960 and possibly even --...
  • Four vintage 'Robin Hood' films land on DVD -- but three miss the mark

     
    Susan King takes a look at some vintage Robin Hood films and finds that, unlike the legendary archer, they miss more often than they hit. With Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood” opening Friday with Russell Crowe as the latest incarnation of......
  • From the Vaults: 'Black Sunday' (1960)

     
    I'm so sorry: I know last week I promised Zorro, and I had the 1920 Douglas Fairbanks movie all cued up and ready to go. But there was a full moon out, and Mario Bava's "Black Sunday" had just showed up in the mail, and I was all excited from having...
  • Bank of America is ready for its Hollywood close-up

     
    After taking heat for its role in the financial crisis, Bank of America has been looking for ways to show its influence on the U.S. economy in a more positive light. An unconventional deal that it struck with the History......
  • Computer generated movies need to have a little fun

    Computer generated imagery, or CGI, seems to be what movies are all about these days. It allows you to see weird distant planets, mythological creatures, and Robert Downey Jr. zipping around in an iron suit. (If they put me in that suit, all I could do is...
  • Douglas Fairbanks Sr.'s former beach home sells for $6.8 million

    Douglas Fairbanks Sr.'s former beach home sells for $6.8 million
    Update: The former Santa Monica beach house of silent film star Douglas Fairbanks Sr. has sold for $6,862,000. In an area that became known as the Gold Coast after Hollywood stars and industry giants built homes there in the 1920s, the neighborhood...
  • Brick-and-mortar treasures in Tinseltown

    Brick-and-mortar treasures in Tinseltown
    Like an old movie set, original Hollywood was dismantled ages ago, leaving what appears to be scant trace of its hallowed roots: The Hollywood Hotel (where Louis B. Mayer and a long list of silent movie stars stayed). The Hollywood Brown Derby (where...
  • Classic Hollywood: Cemeteries of the stars

    Classic Hollywood: Cemeteries of the stars
    Steve Goldstein knows where all the famous bodies are buried. By day, he's a businessman who owns a payroll service. But in his off hours, he's one of Hollywood's best-known grave hunters. Author of "LA's Graveside Companion: Where the V.I.P.s R.I.P" and...