| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:00 PM
The inside-Hollywood dramedy "Trust Me" contains so much terrific writing, acting and observation that it becomes a bit easier to forgive writer-director-star Clark Gregg when his ambitions best him during the movie's convoluted last third.
Gregg is a...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Strenuous spoiler avoidance has been maintained in most stories about "The Signal" since its premiere to ecstatic praise at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Even descriptions of the movie's genre and tone are less than straightforward.
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:45 AM
If you closed your eyes for only a moment or two, you would have bet money — maybe a lot of it — that Robert Downey Jr. was once again playing Tony Stark.
The 49-year-old actor was in full-throttle "Iron Man" mode: riffing rapidly, almost...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As credits rolled on "Guardians of the Galaxy," a thought came to mind: Everybody at Marvel slapping high-fives should be forced to watch the movie with someone who is unfamiliar with the comics, then quiz them regarding what happened -- or who exactly...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:13 PM
Indio Falconer Downey, the son of actor Robert Downey Jr., has been charged with felony cocaine possession after being arrested in West Hollywood during a traffic stop.
He also was charged with misdemeanor possession of a smoking device in connection...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Indio Falconer Downey's legal situation just got stamped with a big red "F": The son of Robert Downey Jr. has been charged with felony cocaine possession.
The younger Downey also faces a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia -- a...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Early in his prolific career, James Gunn penned the screenplay for "The Specials," a movie centering on the sixth or seventh most popular superheroes in the world. He has now come full circle as the writer-director of "Guardians of the Galaxy," also about...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"Guardians of the Galaxy" is in a box office universe of its own.
Marvel-Disney's sci-fi actioner opened to $37.8 million Stateside on Friday. It looks to sky-rocket to $92 million-plus this weekend, which would crush the record for August's top debut,...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When Rita Lundin was working as a driver on "Men in Black 3," the message from her Teamsters coordinator was blunt: We don't like to work with women.
"He told me he wouldn't be able to sleep, thinking I wasn't going to make it to the set and that I...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Like the '70s cassette mix tape so dear to its hero, "Guardians of the Galaxy" scavenges all sorts of "greatest hits" precedents, from "Iron Man" on down, to come up with its own summertime fling. It's looser, scruffier and more overtly comic than the...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Actress Sharon Stone and actor/writer/director Jon Favreau will be feted at the 2013 Catalina Film Festival, which takes place Sept. 18-22 on Catalina Island.
Stone ("Basic Instinct," "Casino"), who has led fundraising efforts for such charities as...