| Jul 26, 2010
When the big studios commit big bucks on their big franchises, the list of directors deemed equal to the task suddenly can grow very small.
FOR THE RECORD:
New directors: An article in Monday's Calendar section about studios'...
| Jul 29, 2010
If anyone's qualified to critique the summer blockbuster "Inception," it's Matthew Edlund.
An expert on rest, body clocks and sleep, Edlund has high praise for the Leonardo DiCaprio film, which has earned almost $144 million in its first 10 days of...
| Jul 30, 2010
| 6:00 PM
One of the big summer movies is "Inception," starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Last week in Newport Beach, the Hoag Hospital Foundation, The 552 Club, Warner Bros. and Regal Entertainment Group joined forces to present a private screening of the film at the...
| Aug 5, 2010
A strong year for Burbank-based Warner Bros. Studios helped media giant Time-Warner Inc. grow revenue in the second fiscal quarter, according to an earnings statement released Wednesday.
Time-Warner's filmed entertainment division brought in $2.5 billion...
| Aug 8, 2010
Everybody has an opinion about "Inception," and mine comes in the form of a question: Why are the movie's architectural settings, for the most part, so hackneyed?
Christopher Nolan's hyper-complex psychological thriller doesn't just make architecture a...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 7:49 PM
Gore Verbinski directed the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise. The special effects expertise of Industrial Light and Magic were a key to his success. Their pedigree goes all the way back to the "Star Wars" series. Their skills were sharpened on the...
| Feb 20, 2011
David Seidler first sparked to the idea of writing a movie about the life of King George VI in 1980. A stutterer himself, he found the real-life narrative of the English monarch's struggles to overcome a debilitating stammer moving and profoundly...
| Dec 9, 2010
Think of Christopher Nolan as a man trying to write a novel while the neighbors -- in this case, the rest of the world's population -- won't keep the noise down. The filmmaker doesn't own a cellphone, has no e-mail account and, in recent weeks, he's...
| Mar 6, 2011
Not long ago when Zhang Guomiao wanted to see a film, he'd head for the village square. There, itinerant cinema operators would unfurl a canvas screen, set up some static-filled speakers and show a grainy movie in the open air.
"We had to bring our own...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 10:03 AM
She wasn't there to hear the news or congratulate her clients, but Ronni Chasen was very much present at Tuesday's Golden Globe nominations.
The veteran publicist and awards consultant, who was slain on Nov. 16, worked on the successful Golden Globe...
| Dec 15, 2010
| 1:20 PM