| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:30 PM
If you were seeking a director to take the reins of the "Star Wars" franchise, you might not think Rian Johnson would be quite the droid you were looking for. Just ask Johnson himself. "I don't think I'm on those sorts of lists," he told an interviewer in...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:52 PM
"Crossbones" (NBC, Fridays), "Friday Night Spotlight: Pirate Pictures" (TCM, Fridays in June). Pirates! Their parrots, their peg legs, their eye patches; their planks for walking, their X'ed spot-markings; their swashbuckling ways and way of talking;...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
With the Scott Rudin-produced Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun" recouping its $4.25 million investment in the wake of the production's three Tony wins, the 2013-14 season is turning into an object lesson in why so many starry names have crowded...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 12:30 AM
While his ambitions frequently exceed his reach -- sometimes by a substantial distance -- James Franco gets an undeserved amount of grief for his various auteurist projects. It's hard to think of another matinee idol so eager to spend his cultural capital...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Orlando Bloom may have just done something many people have been pining to do for a while: Throw a punch at Justin Bieber.
Seriously, rumor has it that people applauded after the fact.
The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star, 37, reportedly tried to punch...
| Aug 6, 2014
Last month, filmmaker and J.R.R. Tolkien ambassador Peter Jackson made his final appearance at San Diego's Comic-Con International to promote […]...
| Jul 28, 2014
If Hollywood seemed a tad quieter than normal this past weekend, there was a good reason: Like moths to a […]...
| Sep 12, 2014
Tito Puente Jr., mambo bandleader and public face of the Florida Documentary Film Festival, will be staring down a big challenge Saturday night. He needs to persuade Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres to help perform "You Give Love a Bad Name" at the festival's...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Steve Coogan will take on the part of James Boswell in "Boswell for the Defence."
The film centers on the Scottish lawyer, diarist and Samuel Johnson biographer in his later days as he takes on one last case. Production begins next year.
This has the...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:25 PM
For a brief and blinding moment in 2009, the Bling Ring crime spree ruled the social networks, TV news cycles and front pages of newspapers around the globe, including this one. At the time, I was bothered by the way the stories about a gang of affluent...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:25 AM
"I think Los Angeles is so the center of American culture right now," writer-director Sofia Coppola says in the production notes for her swift, clever bauble "The Bling Ring," because "of all these reality TV shows."
That's an interesting statement,...