| Oct 5, 2013
| 11:00 AM
NEW YORK — Recently, writer John August watched a DVD of "Big Fish," the 2003 film directed by Tim Burton for which he wrote the screenplay.
He says it was an enjoyable but odd experience.
"I kept wondering, 'Why aren't they singing?'" recalls...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:30 PM
A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided.
So close and yet so far, the colony of Elysium hovers just outside Earth's atmosphere, a mere 19-...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 12:30 PM
2013 was not only an all-time record year for domestic and global box office, it was also a big year for digital marketing and social media in Hollywood. We have seen some of the biggest viral campaigns in 2013, and YouTube and Facebook have finally...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Admit it. At some point in your life, you've done an impression of Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa wailing, "Adria-a-a-a-a-a-an!"
And now, thanks to Irvine resident Kevin Derek, you'll get to meet the man who directed that iconic moment. While...
| Aug 10, 2012
Dale Olson, an elder statesman of the Hollywood publicity corps whose assignments over a four-decade career included representing Rock Hudson during the last months of the actor's struggle with AIDS, died Thursday of complications of liver cancer. He...
| Jul 17, 2013
The California kid whose first full-length feature film wowed the judges at Sundance and Cannes this year is now showing it off to the world. "Fruitvale Station," about Oscar Grant, the young black man shot and killed by a transit police officer in...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Jan 08 (TheWrap.com) - Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" has already been the subject of criticism for its bloody violence and frequent use of the N-word, but now action figures from the film are causing the next wave of outrage.
| Nov 22, 2012
This time of year, "thankfulness" and "gratitude" are terms folks throw around so much that they almost become greeting card platitudes.
Maybe people mean it, maybe they don't.
Doctors have linked the concept of gratitude to inner peace, even physical...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 6:37 PM
With the campy musical "Reefer Madness," Theatre Downtown proves you don't need to inhale any mind-altering substance to get a case of the giggles.
Theatre Downtown has made rather a habit of these over-the-top musical comedies, in the last few years...
| Oct 7, 2011
Character actor usually played the heavy
Charles Napier, 75, a prolific character actor whose granite jaw and toothy grin earned him tough-guy roles in movies like "Rambo: First Blood Part II," died Wednesday at Bakersfield Memorial...
| Jul 14, 2012
Sage Stallone, son of actor Sylvester Stallone, was found dead Friday at his home in the 8100 block of Mulholland Terrace in Studio City. He was 36.
The body of the younger Stallone, also an actor and producer-director, was found by his housekeeper, said...