| Jun 12, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Pioneering African American comic and actor Richard Pryor has been dead for eight years but his influence and legacy are as strong as ever.
Last month, Showtime aired a new documentary on this turbulent life, "Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic." On Tuesday,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:47 AM
Inside Studio Della Morte, the Los Angeles compound where Danny Elfman spends much of his professional life, antique dolls, skulls and leering puppets coexist with deranged fairy tale paintings by Mark Ryden and mesmerizing Diane Arbus photographs. The...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Author George "The Animal" Steele — and how many authors do you know nicknamed "The Animal"? — will have a discussion and signing of his book "Animal" this Saturday.
George "The Animal" Steele is actually Jim Myers, 76, a retired...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 6:06 AM
Director Tim Burton goes back to one of his earliest creations to update it with elaborate 3D animation in this bizarre but engaging fantasy. Mourning the loss of his beloved dog, a youngster (voice of Charlie Tahan) uses scientific means to restore...
| Aug 1, 2012
Actor a favorite of Peckinpah
R.G. Armstrong, 95, a veteran character actor who started his career in the 1950s on Broadway, segued to television, then solidified his standing as a favorite of filmmakers Sam Peckinpah and Warren Beatty,...
| Oct 4, 2012
Before things took off with "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" and "Beetlejuice," Tim Burton made a live-action black-and-white film, in 1984, called "Frankenweenie." You can find it on YouTube. It's really good.
Just about everything we now know as...