| May 16, 2013
| 6:30 AM
John Caird, who's directing the L.A. Opera production of "Tosca" that opens Saturday, played crucial roles in launching two of the biggest stage blockbusters of modern times.
The fact that the British director remains somewhat below the radar, at...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 8:22 AM
It's been a long time since pirates have sailed onto the small screen. The first trailer for Starz's upcoming pirate adventure series "Black Sails" has me ready for the high seas.
Executive produced by "Transformers" producer Michael Bay and set to...
| Sep 14, 2012
Name a book that shaped you as a person, as a reader.
This book should be something you would call "a book that mattered" or "a favorite piece of literature."
I had to pick such a book the other day after being invited, along with a dozen other...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:36 PM
The "Mission Impossible" films magnify their spectacular stunts and special effects with each new episode. The latest frenzied installment is no exception. If gut-wrenching exploits and maximum vertigo are your cup of tea, you're in for a real treat...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 8:48 PM
Sharon Khosravian, 30, Pisces
FROM: Tehran, Iran, and Columbia
EDUCATION: University of Maryland, College Park
OCCUPATION: Operations manager
INTERESTS: Foreign films, politics, arts
TURN-ONS: Leadership, masculinity, global awareness...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 7:52 AM
The nominees for the 84th annual Academy Awards were finally announced.
The nine nominated movies for the best picture of the year are:"The Artist","The Descendants","Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close","The Help", "HUGO", "Midnight in Paris","...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 10:47 AM
All my friends think I wake up early for the Oscar nominations. It’s baffling how little they know me. I love nothing more in life than sleeping in. And why wake up early to pull an Elvis and shoot the TV screen at the idiotic nominations that...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 8:37 PM
She's got the look. She's also got the walk, the talk and the wardrobe.
When Michelle Williams pouts and flounces and oozes her way across the screen in "My Week With Marilyn," giving herself unreservedly to the role of a tormented yet still-alluring...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Whatever its literary merits, “Fifty Shades of Grey” can take credit for a few things. The phenomenal best-seller has brought kinky erotica out from under the covers and into the mainstream. It has provided comedians and parodists with ripe...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender attended the "Jane Eyre" premiere in New York on Wednesday. After "Jane Eyre," Mia Wasikowska has a project co-written by Glenn Close, spotted at the premiere and after-party....
| Mar 11, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Aliens and period dramas? Yup, just another March weekend at the movies. We miss Oscar season already. Here's what's new: "Battle: Los Angeles": As long as people keep remaking "Independence Day," we suppose UFO fans and special effects geeks alike will...
| Mar 13, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Just like its strong-willed heroine, "Jane Eyre" is proving to be a quiet-but-powerful force. The new Focus Features film based on the 19th century Charlotte Brontë novel debuted in only four theaters this weekend and generated the highest per-theater...