| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Lara Parker played the woman everybody loved to hate on ABC's classic 1966-71 gothic horror daytime drama "Dark Shadows." As Angelique, the powerful, vengeful witch, she kept fans on edge as she played out a love/hate relationship with the tormented...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Harvey Weinstein has joined the BBC to help produce Leo Tolstoy's classic "War and Peace" as a miniseries. The Hollywood Reporter writes, "The drama series based on Tolstoy's epic will consist of six hourlong episodes and eight 44-minute episodes for...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:28 PM
With Halloween trying to sneak up on us, it's time to look without fear at the differences between what makes men scary and what makes women scary.
For example, your male villain in a horror movie must have third-degree peeling burns and open sores over...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 1:40 AM
“Jane Eyre” star Mia Wasikowska is very excited about being in Chicago for the first time and has something somewhat surprising she’d want to do if she had time.
“I would totally do a drive-by [of] Kevin’s house from ‘...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 1:54 PM
Willie Waffle interviews Michael Fassbender, Cary Fukunaga, and Mia Wasikowska of the movie "Jane Eyre".
| Mar 16, 2011
| 10:00 PM
**1/2 (out of four)
Jane (Mia Wasikowska of “Alice in Wonderland”) has led a traumatic life of constantly being ostracized and deprived a chance at happiness. She strikes up an interesting relationship with the dignified Edward Rochester...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 7:35 PM
Matthew McConaughey ramps up his mojo playing Mick Haller, a street-smart attorney in "The Lincoln Lawyer." He clearly understands the fringes of society as he picks up clients charged with prostitution, assault and drug cases. The title refers to his use...
| Mar 6, 2011
As grand as the spectacle of film can be, books offer a different set of pleasures: There is time to ponder, to turn the page back, to sit with characters' thoughts and share in their heartbreaks, their revelations. Some big movies are coming this...
| Nov 25, 2010
| 4:31 PM
When "Daddy Long Legs" opens its world premiere engagement at the Laguna Playhouse next week, it will arrive with an impressive array of blood lines.
The author of the original novel was Jean Webster — Mark Twain's great niece. The playwright...