| Mar 31, 2009
From the mystical overtones of "Ghost" to the primitive sounds of "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome," to the Russian balalaikas in "Doctor Zhivago," composer Maurice Jarre always seemed to find the right signature for every film he scored. And unlike so many of...
| Nov 14, 2008
Even on its grandest scale -- the size of a house -- Rachel Whiteread's work has a deeply affecting humility. It is, after all, based on absence. The British artist, who lives and works in London, has made casts (in plaster, concrete, resin and other...
| Jun 8, 2007
The streets of Hollywood are littered with the corpses of R-rated action trilogies that once were, with their Terminators and Aliens and Rambos all hobbling around on canes and pulling oxygen tanks. So it's no wonder that as the release of the fourth "Die...
| Sep 22, 2010
Though Alex North ushered in a completely new sound in American film music, he wasn't a Young Turk when he arrived in Hollywood 60 years ago to pen the groundbreaking jazz-influenced score for "A Streetcar Named Desire."
He was nearly 40 at the time,...
| Feb 9, 2009
For just a twitter of a moment, it appeared that Ashton Kutcher was selling his Beverly Hills residence after a very public Internet tirade earlier this month over the construction going on next door. Nuh-uh. The house he is selling, which is in fact...
| Jan 23, 2009
Patrick Swayze, who has shared his battle with pancreatic cancer, is planning to share a whole lot more.
"The Beast" star and his wife Lisa will collaborate to write his memoirs, according to news reports.
No other information is available at this time,...
| Sep 19, 2008
Amid the congested pantheon of romantic male leads, one would be hard-pressed to find a more improbable candidate than Ricky Gervais. I mean, can we talk? Even if one could somehow exorcise images of David Brent, the gaseous desk jockey immortalized by...
| Jun 9, 2008
Diagnosed with cancer in March, Patrick Swayze is apparently healthy enough to return to work.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, A&E has given a series pick-up to "The Beast," giving the show a 13-episode order.
Production on "The Beast" will begin...
| May 26, 2010
| 1:48 PM
A boxer in training races up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and holds his arms aloft in triumph when he reaches the top. And the soundtrack swells with the song "Gonna Fly Now."
The tune is legendary now, but at the time -- 1976 -- it served...
| Sep 15, 2009
Though it was not his first film or even his breakthrough -- he'd already had that three years earlier with "Dirty Dancing" -- my favorite memory of Patrick Swayze came in 1990 with the romantic thriller "Ghost" with Demi Moore: He played a man whose love...
| Feb 21, 2009
| 1:14 PM
Patrick Swayze, the actor and classically trained dancer whose role in the enduringly popular "Dirty Dancing" made him a movie star, one who struggled with the alienation of fame and against being typecast as a leading man, died Monday. He was 57....