| Sep 7, 2014
| 11:35 AM
When the call came in that tens of thousands of honeybees had swarmed the cab of a tractor-trailer at the I-95 rest area in North Laurel, Jason Ellis was there in a flash.
Management had summoned emergency workers to help them get inside the parked...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Russian audiences have an enthusiasm for 3D, large formats and visual effects, says Paul Heth, CEO of leading Russian exhibition chain Karo.
That lines up Russians with audiences in much of the world, where such spectacle films lead the box office....
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:49 PM
HBO’s political satire “Veep” took home a good portion of the cake in the comedy genre with Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy and Tony Hale going home with supporting actor in a comedy. Ultimately, though,...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:19 PM
The Reel Recovery Film Festival, which focuses on stories of addiction and recovery, kicks off its fifth edition Oct. 18 at the Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex.
The festival presented by the Hollywood nonprofit recovery group Writers in Treatment, includes...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:24 AM
FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC)
"12 Years a Slave" -- Joe Walker
"Captain Phillips" -- Chris Rouse, A.C.E.
"Gravity" -- Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
"Her" -- Eric Zumbrunnen, A.C.E., and Jeff Buchanan
"Saving Mr. Banks" -- Mark Livolsi, A.C.E.
| Apr 19, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Considered deeply uncool at one point, music from animated movies is back — and singing along is now not only OK for kids, it's something adults record themselves doing on their phones and share on YouTube.
The boom in popular songs from...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:19 PM
This weekend, millions will turn out to see “Need for Speed,” DreamWorks’ heavily promoted, erratically constructed car-racing/man-on-a-mission movie. Or so the studio hopes.
With its Super Bowl ad and ABC prime-time tie-ins,...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
In watching Marc Forster's new action drama "World War Z," it's hard not to be struck by how well Brad Pitt is aging.
Yes, there's the slightest of silver highlighting his long locks, and the added distinction those little lines are etching on his face,...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Art aficionados helped raise in excess of $176,000 to benefit the Laguna College of Art & Design (LCAD) at its 24th annual Collector's Choice Fine Art Event and Auction on June 8.
More than 420 guests flocked to the main campus in Laguna Canyon, where...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Ray Donovan" (Showtime, Sunday). There are many things built into the bones of this new series starring Liev Schrieber -- Liev Schrieber, people! -- that would tend to raise red flags and set off warning sirens in my brain. Another tale of the bad people...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Over the past few years, James Badge Dale has quietly and effectively become one of the most versatile young actors working today.
He was brilliantly sleazy as Michael Fassbender's womanizing boss in Steve McQueen's 2011 drama "Shame." Last fall, he...