| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:07 PM
It was back in 1989 that Jack Nicholson, his face frozen into a permanent, monstrous grin as the Joker, marveled at the escape of his arch-nemesis Batman and wondered, “Where does he get all those wonderful toys?”
With the release of that...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Filmmaker Paul Mazursky, who died Monday at age 84, may not have been as well known as some of his contemporaries — Woody Allen, Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese — but over the course of his career, the five-time Oscar nominee left his mark on...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:30 PM
James Nelson, a sound editor, supervising sound editor and producer for film and television with more than 180 credits, including "Easy Rider," "Five Easy Pieces," "The Exorcist" and "American Graffiti," has died. He was 82.
Director Monte Hellman, on...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:51 PM
The Morning Call recently published a number of pieces about climate change and carbon taxes or other means of reducing U.S. carbon dioxide emissions.
Raymond C. Ventrone's Aug. 1 Your View correctly points out the negative impacts the Environmental...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 1:00 PM
On Thursday, two Lakers executives took part in the ALS ice bucket challenge.
General Manager Mitch Kupchak, nominated by Dodgers chief executive Stan Kasten, got doused with a bucket of ice water to help raise awareness and donations to help fight...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:03 PM
La popular actriz y cantante cubano-venezolana María Conchita Alonso, quien protagonizó su primera película de Hollywood junto a Robin Williams, dijo que la muerte del famoso actor ha sido un hecho "lamentable, pero no sorpresivo", ya que se sabía de su...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It was "Dead Poets Society" that did it. That was the movie that pushed me over the edge from casual moviegoer to full-blown film junkie, the one that sent me back to the video store night after night looking for my next fix, desperate to discover other...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:50 AM
In the early days of the tourist boom that now has the city awash in bus-boat-foot tours, clogging the summer sidewalks, streets and river, I remember a "guide" on one of the boat tours who had, shall we say, a unique take on our town.
He would point to...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:30 PM
"Fat noses have no place in the Hindi film industry," Om Puri is fond of saying. "But it is not so in the West -- otherwise Anthony Quinn would have never been an actor." Puri certainly nose -- make that knows -- of what he speaks. When he was starting...
| Sep 5, 2014
Writing a fall books preview on a limited word budget is a futile exercise. So many great titles hit the shelves in the peak publishing season that kicks off in September and runs through the end of the year, that even as we highlight quite a few, we...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Hollywood would have to freeze over before the Catholic Church agreed to canonize the drinking, gambling, cussing old coot Bill Murray plays in Theodore Melfi's sweet-and-sour first feature, "St. Vincent." Even so, this refreshingly unorthodox tragicomedy...