| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Growing up, Christopher Navarro used to listen to himself talking on a hand-me-down Kmart cassette tape recorder, then re-record his voice until he had perfected the audio clip.
Now 38, the Northern California native channels his childhood pastime in...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:32 PM
In the movie equivalent of hitting a home run on a first at-bat, Spike Jonze won the Academy Award for original screenplay on Sunday for “Her,” the first feature film script he wrote on his own.
Jonze’s sci-fi romantic dramedy...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 1:22 PM
The historic Patio Theater in Portage Park has been in Demetri Kouvalis' family since 1987. His father ran the movie theater until 2001, when the air conditioning broke.
The repairs were more than the family could afford, and the theater, built in 1927,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 10:02 PM
Peter Jackson's “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and Alfonso Cuarón's Oscar-nominated “Gravity” are the top contenders at the upcoming […]...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The "American dream" looked a whole lot different in 1920s Ellis Island.
The new trailer of James Gray's "The Immigrant" follows Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, a Polish nurse who thinks she's being saved by Joaquin Phoenix's character, only to find...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 11:56 AM
When "Ring of Fire," the jukebox musical celebrating the songs of the late, great Johnny Cash, opened on Broadway in 2006, it felt very much in the shadow of "Walk the Line." That movie, starring Joaquin Phoenix, had been released the previous fall and...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The M Word
At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....
| Apr 25, 2014
| 12:00 PM
If the clang and clutter of summer superhero movies and action behemoths aren't for you — or even if you just want a break — there are still plenty of options in the months ahead, both at the art house and the far corners of the multiplex....
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Money has nothing to do with style at all, but naturally it helps every situation," said the late doyenne of Vogue, Diana Vreeland.
Well, Conde Nast, the magazine giant, must now be licking itself like the sleek cat that had cream thrown on it.
| May 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Joaquin Phoenix will star in Woody Allen's next movie, marking the first time the Oscar-nominated actor has worked with the writer-director.
The untitled film is set to begin shooting in July. Phoenix is the first cast member announced.
| May 5, 2014
| 6:30 AM
With volumes of wit, bounce and flow and a buoyant way around the Shrine Auditorium's expansive stage, the rapper Childish Gambino and his band rolled through downtown Los Angeles as part of what he dubbed "The Deep Web Tour," which has consumed much of...