| 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...
| Aug 12, 2011
Award-winning British actor
John Wood, 81, a British actor who won a Tony Award in 1976 for his role in the Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's "Travesties," died Saturday in his sleep inEngland, his agent announced.
Best known for his...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Four female faces of film most likely to succeed: Jessica Chastain, Deborah Ann Woll, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Imogen Poots....
| 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...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 11:09 AM
A classic story comes to life anew as Mia Wasikowska ("Alice in Wonderland") takes the title role in Charlotte Bronte's saga.
Orphaned when she was young, Jane becomes a governess in the household of the secretive Rochester (Michael Fassbender, "X-Men:...
| 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...