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  • Best Movie Ever

     
    Today is scheduled for a movie list, but I had a very short week, and I decided to change things up. Instead of a full-scale list, I’ll throw out a question: What do you think was the best movie ever?......
  • Tim Burton reflects on ‘Frankenweenie’ box office, plots his next step

     
    It was only Wednesday, but sitting at a small table in the restaurant at the Chateau Marmont, Tim Burton looked ......
  • Charlton Heston, 84; actor, Oscar winner, played grand figures

    Charlton Heston, 84; actor, Oscar winner, played grand figures
    Charlton Heston, the Oscar-winning actor who achieved stardom playing larger-than-life figures including Moses, Michelangelo and Andrew Jackson and went on to become an unapologetic gun advocate and darling of conservative causes, has died. He was 84....
  • Prodigal Sons: 3 of 5 stars

    Kimberly Reed, who began life as Paul McKerrow, thought bringing a film crew home to Montana offered the chance to document her acceptance or rejection by her long-estranged brother Marc, a guy who had never been able to compete when Paul was the star...
  • Book review: 'Area 51'

    Book review: 'Area 51'
    It's ironic that a book that looks to pull back the curtain on decades of conspiracy theories about UFOs and Nevada's infamous Area 51 may, in the end, become best remembered for launching yet another conspiracy theory. The book is "Area 51: An...
  • 10 best films to see Paris on the silver screen

    If springtime in Paris isn't going to work for you this year, rent a movie and pretend -- until you can book a flight and go. Here are my Top 10 picks for films that best show off the French capital. For scenes from these memorable films, go to latimes....
  • Even off the set, there's still plenty of action

    The director's cut is a filmmaker's ultimate revenge, and Peter Bogdanovich gets a double helping with a twin-pack DVD release of two of his classic movies, "The Last Picture Show" (1971) and "Nickelodeon" (1976). " 'The Last Picture Show' has been...
  • 'MASH' writer Larry Gelbart's Chicago roots

    'MASH' writer Larry Gelbart's Chicago roots
    Editor's note: This 2008 article is from the Tribune's archives. Larry Gelbart died Friday, September 11. He was 81. Larry Gelbart spent the first 15 years of his life on Chicago's mostly Jewish West Side, now the North Lawndale district. The family...
  • Pacific Symphony's American Composers Festival has scores to settle

    Pacific Symphony's American Composers Festival has scores to settle
    Carl St.Clair can clearly recall being in the third grade in his hometown of Yoakum, Texas, and being "marched down to the Grand Theater where we all got to see 'Ben-Hur.' I was totally captivated," he says. "The score was overwhelming to me." Fifty...
  • The mystique of Sedona

    Mysteries dwell within the towering red rocks of northern Arizona. And it doesn't take a Sedona visitor long to stumble upon them. "The woo-woo factor is strong here," psychic Craig Junjulas told me the morning I arrived. "Huh?" I said, doing a double...
  • 'Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America' by Peter Biskind

    'Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America' by Peter Biskind
    In the introduction to "Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America," Peter Biskind calls Beatty an "indecently gifted" artist whose work has "enriched the cinema." But that's just foreplay. Here's the first sentence of Chapter 1: "On a hot summer night,...