| Sep 20, 2012
| 9:21 PM
"Resident Evil: Retribution" is the fifth movie in a very successful franchise that began as a series of apocalyptic Japanese video games. The surreal sci-fi adventure blends "Aliens" and "The Matrix" with "Blade Runner" overtones. For good measure,...
| May 20, 2012
Cyberspace was a-twitter this week with the news that Ryan Seacrest is buying Ellen DeGeneres' Beverly Hills compound for $37 million, and that she and spouse Portia de Rossi are moving no farther than a Hal Levitt-designed midcentury — also in...
| May 23, 2012
| 7:05 AM
A scathing review of the new stage musical "An Officer and a Gentleman" has prompted the show's writer to hit back in an editorial that recently ran in the Australian press.
Douglas Day Stewart co-wrote the book for the musical, which is based on his...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 12:26 PM
A showcase for Richard Gere, writer-director Nicholas Jarecki's drama casts the actor as a tycoon anxious to sell off his holdings before his questionable business ethics are exposed.
As the process takes unexpected and unwelcome turns, a police...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 8:19 AM
The Orioles don’t play until tonight, but I figured I’d give you something baseball-related to read today.
Bert Sugar, best known as a boxing historian, died Sunday from cardiac arrest. He was 75.
Sugar is remembered for wearing his fedora,...
| Jan 8, 2013
No matter who wins or loses Sunday, the 2013 Golden Globes ceremony obviously will be awesome because Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting. Really: That should be enough to make even the most awards show-averse movie/TV fans tune in.
Yes, there will...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 7:32 AM
I’ve flown in the Goodyear blimp. I’ve paddled down the L.A. River. I’ve spoken at two Hollywood Walk of Fame events. I’ve driven the wrong way at 90 mph on a new, still-unopened stretch of freeway (with a Caltrans guy beside me)....
| Oct 10, 2011
Tim Fain's "Portals" is a multi-media violin recital experiment which reached the West Coast Sunday at the Broad Stage and included the premiere of Philip Glass solo Partita. The experiment failed, the music and the extraordinary violinist didn't....
| Oct 12, 2011
Gere plans to donate the $936,438 to various charities....
| Oct 29, 2011
In magic acts, and in movie thrillers, it's called “the reveal,” that “wow” moment when some secret that's key to understanding what happened before is unmasked. In the movies, big “reveals” are usually in the third...
| Dec 8, 2011
Pusuke -- a fluffy, tan Shiba mix -- made headlines in Japan when the pooch -- the world’s oldest dog, according to Guinness World Records -– died this week at the age of 26 years and 8 months....