| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:16 PM
"What's the deal with all these movies," one academy member asked me over the weekend. "All of a sudden, there are just so many of them, and they're all supposed to be really, really good."
You could almost forgive his astonishment, awakening as he...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:30 AM
TORONTO — It was 37 years ago, but Niki Lauda recalls his brush with death as if it happened this morning.
The Austrian Formula One driver had been in a ferocious nip-and-tuck battle for most of the season with his British rival James Hunt when...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:25 PM
If the elegant cars of Formula One racing are thoroughbreds, "Rush," the new film set in that world, is more of a mixed breed. When screenwriter Peter Morgan candidly calls this "a British independent film directed by a Hollywood director," he is...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:33 AM
It's big, brash and dramatically it goes in circles. The first two may be enough for most people, especially if they're into Formula One racing, to overlook the third.
With "Rush," director Ron Howard brings a long, earnest career's worth of expertise...
| Apr 14, 2013
If the political machinations of the Nixon administration had been as smartly executed as the Orlando production of Broadway play "Frost/Nixon," history well could have taken a very different course.
Empty Spaces Theatre Co(llaboration) opened the first...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Peter Morgan wouldn’t be the first screenwriter you’d think of to tell the story of the 1976 Formula One rivalry between the uptight clinician Niki Lauda and the seat-of-his pants swashbuckler James Hunt.
Known for upscale real-life stories...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 1:56 PM
NBC has renewed the Chicago-set and filmed "Chicago Fire" along with four other dramas, the network announced Friday.
"Chicago Fire" has done OK in the ratings, but more importantly it has boosted NBC's 9 p.m. Wednesday ratings by 24 percent year-over-...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Ned Vaughn, a key architect of the SAG-AFTRA merger, has decided against running for a California State Assembly seat as a Republican after a two-month campaign.
Vaughn, whose acting credits include "Frost/Nixon," "China Beach" and "The Hunt for Red...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:30 PM
PARIS -- Our standards for heroism really have tanked, and a new Hollywood movie has driven that point home -- at 180 mph.
Ron Howard's breathtaking new movie, "Rush," is the story of the famous 1976 season of Formula One legends Niki Lauda and James...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Stacy Keach's dance card is quite full these days.
"I have done four sitcoms in five weeks!" said the 72-year-old actor, who first demonstrated his comedic chops as Cheech and Chong's nemesis Sgt. Stedenko in the 1978 stoner comedy "Up in Smoke."
| May 31, 2013
| 12:00 PM
When architect Kai Cole began designing her Mediterranean-style Santa Monica home, she weighed all the usual concerns — space, light, flow — along with one quite specific to her family's needs: where to hold the Shakespeare readings.