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  • Michael Sragow's 13 great haunted house movies

    Michael Sragow's 13 great haunted house movies
    From the blog Michael Sragow Gets Reel: It hasn't been a great era for haunted-house movies. The third version of "House of Wax," in 2005, was awful enough to kill off the form, at least as far as big American studios were concerned. The day my review...
  • A trio of Steve McQueen films

    A trio of Steve McQueen films
    The Sand Pebbles McQueen earned his only Oscar nomination for lead actor for this 1966 Robert Wise-directed epic in which he plays a sweet, but rebellious U.S. Navy machinist mate Jake Holman toiling aboard a gunboat in the Yangtze River in China in...
  • Newman Tribute on TCM: Oct.12

     
    Yup, that's the big important date to remember, when TCM will devote its full Sunday schedule to Paul Newman classics, including ...Cool Hand Luke (1967), Somebody up There Likes Me (1956), Torn Curtain (1966), Exodus (1960), Hud (1963), and......
  • 'The Haunting' -- and the haunted -- at the Alex Theatre this Saturday

     
    You know what's scary than watching a screening of the "The Haunting," director Robert Wise's classic about paranormal activity? Viewing it while seated next to the darkened aisles in a haunted theater. This Saturday, the grand old Alex Theatre in......
  • TV This Week: Happy New Year!

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 27 - Jan. 2, in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY The hills are alive . . . Julie Andrews goes from novice nun to nanny to outwitting......
  • A Riverside movie palace is reborn

     
    When the Fox Theatre opened in downtown Riverside in 1929, it was one of the most architecturally striking movie palaces in Southern California. The approximately 1,600-seat venue boasted colonial Spanish mission-style exteriors and an interior modeled...
  • 672-gallon oil spill fouls Huntington Beach channel

     
    Crews are working to clean up an oil spill that dumped an estimated 672 gallons of crude oil last week into a Huntington Beach flood-control channel that drains to wetlands and the Pacific Ocean, authorities said today. After getting reports......
  • Will 'The Hurt Locker' team be punished for breaking Oscar rules?

     
    We'll have to wait until the middle of next week to find out if the motion picture academy will respond publicly to the growing hubbub over a "Hurt Locker" producer's violation of Oscar campaign rules. Yesterday Nicolas Chartier issued an apology for...
  • Richard D. Zanuck, a Hollywood legend too busy for nostalgia

     
    This is a longer version of my Los Angeles Times Sunday Calendar cover on Hollywood producer Dick Zanuck, who is having quite the year with "Alice in Wonderland," "Clash of the Titans" and "Book of Eli." I interviewed Zanuck last......
  • Harry Houdini, Hollywood action hero? A look back at the escape artist's films

     
    Harry Houdini was born 136 years ago today. To mark the day, Susan King goes back to look at a life that included a somewhat-forgotten stint as a movie star. He was born Ehrich Weiss on March 24, 1874, to......
  • Newly restored, 'Metropolis' is now 'powered by a torrent of narrative energy'

     
    Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan has exciting news for fans of "Metropolis," a signature moment in sci-fi film and a true classic of silent-movie era. This is a longer version of his recent Los Angeles Times Calendar article.......