| 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 —...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:51 PM
"Comedy Bang! Bang!" (IFC, Friday). Scott Aukerman's funny, not entirely faux talk show, developed from a podcast of the same name -- but with roots also in "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis," the studiously awkward Web series he has produced...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Wendy Davis became a media star Tuesday, even though the major TV networks barely mentioned her.
The 50-year-old Texas state senator waged a 10-hour-plus filibuster in Austin aimed at blocking a bill that would ban abortions at 20 weeks and force the...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:00 PM
"The Hateful Eight" is bold work by an artist pushing himself to the creative edge as he devises a Rubik's Cube of contradictions for his audience.
I'm not supposed to know this yet.
That I have an opinion about an unmade movie is because of the...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 11:07 PM
Hong Kong film magnate Run Run Shaw, who built the Shaw Bros. studio into the largest in Asia in the 1960s and ’70s, popularized the kung fu genre around the world and later became a major philanthropist, died Tuesday at 106.
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:39 PM
BEIJING — In 1957, when he was nearly 50 years old, Run Run Shaw made a grand bet on his movie dreams. He bought 46 acres of hilly land in a remote part of Hong Kong — paying the British colonial government just 45 cents per square foot...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
NEW YORK — Uma Thurman is bopping around a downtown Asian-fusion restaurant in this city she calls home, having just enthusiastically ordered some of the fried specialties ("I never met a dumpling I didn't like"), her 6-foot-frame and luminous...
| Nov 29, 2013
I haven't had a movie list for a while, and watching Sigourney Weaver again in "Aliens" the other night convinced me to do a list of the best five movie roles for kick-ass female action stars. I'm not talking Bond......
| Dec 25, 2012
| 10:00 PM
I was flipping channels a few weeks ago when I came across something that always freezes my fingers on the remote. It was "Scarface," Brian De Palma's tale of cocaine kingpin Tony Montana, and, lucky me, I was just in time for the climactic shootout....
| Sep 9, 2011
"Shaolin," with its feuding warlords and fighting monks in '20s era China, is a sprawling popcorn blast of action kept spinning with crazy cool kung fu, tons of fake spurting blood (I think everyone had a packet clinched in their teeth) and slacker...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 2:26 PM
La Cañada resident Katherine Beattie knows firsthand how hard it is to build a successful career in the film and TV industry. As a script coordinator for the Showtime hit “Californication,” the 26-year-old writer has had many jobs that require...