| May 24, 2013
| 7:00 AM
If Michelle Rodriguez and Gina Carano share a single regret, it's having not risked spinal injury together to film a key sequence for the thriller "Fast & Furious 6" last year. The action actresses get downright aw-shucks-y — wistful, even —...
| May 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Getting one phone call from Harvey Weinstein would be enough for many actors to commit to a role. But it took one phone call a week, for several weeks, to get martial arts star Donnie Yen to commit to the Weinstein Co.'s "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
When Los Angeles Opera presented its new production of Richard Wagner's "Siegfried" a few years ago at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the packed house included the usual assortment of donors and local opera buffs. Nestled somewhere in the orchestra...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:55 AM
“For me it's no fun to be a predictable guy in music,” says Brad Paisley. Indeed, the country star delivers the unexpected with his ambitious new release “Wheelhouse” (Arista Nashville).
The 17-track album is crammed with the...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Today, AMC confirmed what most fans of The Walking Dead were pretty certain of already: Glen Mazzara's righthand man Scott Gimple will take over as showrunner and executive producer when the show's 16- episode fourth season begins production May 6. The...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands — humans — can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 2:09 PM
It's funny how beloved Quentin Tarantino is as a director despite the shortness of his filmography.
Ignoring his work with television and contributions to anthology films (I'm willing to forget his awful segment of "Grindhouse" if you are), the man...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:26 PM
In honor of Samuel L. Jackson’s stellar work as a despicable slave in “Django Unchained,” today’s list will be the 10 Best Samuel L. Jackson Movies. Jackson’s career makes a list like this difficult. He has had cameo roles...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:04 PM
As diverse as Quentin Tarantino's first films (“Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Jackie Brown”) were in tone (tragic, comic and romantic, respectively), they all took place within roughly the same world and the same...
| Dec 21, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
I couldn’t listen to writer-director Quentin Tarantino talk for an especially long time, but the guy’s got a remarkable knack for dialogue. His characters, and the highly cinematic scenes he creates for them, command the...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 8:22 AM
Call it a case of life imitating martial arts. On the Shanghai set of the kung fu saga “The Man ......