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  • 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......
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin to Host Oscars

    Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin to Host Oscars
    LOS ANGELES - Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin are teaming up to co-host the Oscars. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says the two Hollywood veterans will share hosting duties at the 82nd Academy Awards ceremony, to be held March 7, 2010....
  • SAG Opposes Closing Motion Picture Home

    SAG Opposes Closing Motion Picture Home
    WOODLAND HILLS -- The Screen Actors Guild has voted to oppose closing the "Motion Picture and Television Fund Long Term Care Facility" where many actors and others have spent their last years. The SAG board voted 52% to 48% on Saturday to oppose...
  • A Santa Monica beach house once owned by Douglas Fairbanks Sr. is listed at $7.9 million

    A Santa Monica beach house once owned by Douglas Fairbanks Sr. is listed at $7.9 million
    The former beach house of silent film star Douglas Fairbanks Sr. has come on the market in Santa Monica at $7.9 million. The neighborhood was known as the Gold Coast after Hollywood stars and industry giants built homes there in the 1920s. MGM head...
  • Actress/model Bridget Marquardt buys in Sherman Oaks

    Actress/model Bridget Marquardt buys in Sherman Oaks
    Actress and Playboy model Bridget Marquardt has become a first-time home buyer with the purchase of a contemporary Mediterranean in Sherman Oaks for $1,725,000. -------------------- Update: This version has been updated to include the names of the...
  • His passions propel 'International' director Tom Tykwer

    Moral ambiguity and human complexity aren't qualities usually associated with action films, but for German director Tom Tykwer, they're essential parts of the mix. Great thrillers must not only work on a genre level but also contain moral perspectives as...