| 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....
| Feb 27, 2009
| 2:54 PM
For just a twitter of a moment, it appeared that actor 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...
| 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...
| Aug 26, 2010
| 11:32 AM
There's a shootout in "Takers" that reaches far beyond the movie's generic heist picture storyline and generic one-note performances. It's set in a hotel suite, and it is a symphony of shotgun shells, a tarantella of Tech 9s -- bullets spitting, furniture...
| 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,...
| 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...