| Jul 25, 2013
| 11:54 AM
A new film festival is targeting teenagers to create more opportunities for aspiring filmmakers.
The publishing company Scholastic along with other companies have partnered to launch the All American High School Film Festival, which is taking film...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Movie previews: A listing in the...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Animation director Michael Sporn, best known for his adaptations of children's stories that were shown on HBO, PBS and other networks, had a childhood that was interrupted. When he was a toddler his father abandoned the family, and although his mother...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:19 AM
It's hard not to be affected by a story about a pregnant, homeless teenager such as the one at the heart of "Gimme Shelter," which stars "High School Musical's" Vanessa Hudgens. But some movies, full of good intentions and cliches undermining those...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:10 PM
"Gimme Shelter," a ripped-from-real-life story of a pregnant teen's journey toward hope, is filled with very good intentions, very bad dialogue and a surprisingly affecting turn by its star Vanessa Hudgens.
One of "High School Musical's" breakout stars,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Here’s the thing about having a long, busy acting career: one moment a performer finds himself at the extreme margin of agony, trudging the stage with Cordelia in his arms, and the next he's having a moment of blood, sweat and glory in Rocky Balboa'...
| Nov 24, 2013
Diners and waitresses beam upon recognizing the familiar face of the woman eating a short stack of blueberry pancakes and sipping peppermint tea at an off-the-highway eatery in New Haven.
"What play are you in?" asks the gentleman as he catches the...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Following weeks of rumors, James Franco has been confirmed to star in an upcoming production of "Of Mice and Men" on Broadway.
The multitasking actor -- who lately has been devoting himself to directing, writing, the visual arts and a recent Comedy...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Paul Robeson was one of the most widely accomplished Americans who ever lived -- All-American football player, lawyer, concert singer and recording artist, star actor on stage and screen in both dramas and musicals, and lightning-rod political activist....
| Apr 16, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Phillip Hayes Dean, the theater actor, director and playwright whose stage biography of Paul Robeson is currently being performed in Los Angeles, has died at age 83.
Dean died Monday in L.A. of an aortic aneurysm, according to a spokeswoman for the...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:21 PM
Phillip Hayes Dean
Actor, director wrote one-man play 'Paul Robeson'
Phillip Hayes Dean, 83, a playwright, director and actor who wrote the one-man play "Paul Robeson" starring James Earl Jones on Broadway in 1978, died Monday in Los Angeles from a...