| Dec 18, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Last August, British author Will Self wrote in the Guardian that his new novel, "Shark," was in part influenced by the classic Spielberg film "Jaws." "I had begun by thinking I would write 'Jaws' without the shark," Self wrote. "I ended up by writing...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 10:59 AM
It was a star-studded evening when the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by music director Gustavo Dudamel, opened the 2014-15 season Sept. 30 with "A Celebration of John Williams: Opening Night Gala Concert" at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:06 PM
Acting wasn't in Richard Kiel's blood — his parents ran an appliance store — but it was certainly in his teeth.
Kiel, who at nearly 7 feet 2 loomed over many a movie set, was famous for his portrayal of "Jaws," a James Bond villain who...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Like the cyborg killing machine it's named for, James Cameron's sci-fi action classic "The Terminator" is a blockbuster that simply refuses to die. And if the crowd at Wednesday's 30th anniversary screening at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:07 PM
It looks like Pam Bondi can feel the big, gay walls closing in on her.
After the Supreme Court declared yet another victory for supporters of gay marriage, she described the ruling as a "tremendous win."
It was an odd thing to say, since Bondi is...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 10:53 AM
With a public screening of "Jurassic Park" Friday guided by one of its top dinosaur scientists, the Field Museum is getting in on one of the city's notable recent arts trends, the curated movie showing.
"Miracle," for instance, the film about the 1980...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:43 PM
You didn't have to be a fan.
Of course, nearly everyone was Tuesday night at the John Williams celebratory gala at Walt Disney Concert Hall that Gustavo Dudamel led to open his sixth season as Los Angeles Philharmonic music director.
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Date: July 3
Her story: Pamela Woolford, 47, grew up in Columbia. She is a fiction writer and a former community correspondent for The Baltimore Sun. Her mother, the Rev. Sadie Woolford, lives in Columbia. Her father, Llewellyn Woolford Sr., died in...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It's becoming an annual ritual: Each summer at this time, the studios review their box office numbers and assure us, "Don't worry, next year will be better."
Hence, while summer 2014 has been blah (down almost 20%), we're reminded that in 2015, the...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:13 PM
After months of anticipation, Diagon Alley will open Tuesday morning at Universal Studios Florida, offering parkgoers shopping, dining and a 3D thrill ride in a setting that faithfully re-creates scenes from the blockbuster Harry Potter movies....
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:39 AM
Rob Caprilozzi saw "Jaws" when he was a little kid and it scared him so much he refused to go swimming for a long time.
"You could put me in a pool and I'd be positive there'd be a shark in there," Caprilozzi says.
He saw "Alien" a few years later....