| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Staring down the prospect of a three-day weekend with way too many film choices? Never fear, I'll narrow it down for you! Below are my personal picks of what's playing in Lakeview: At Landmark Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark): “Carnage”:...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Philip Vannatter, the Los Angeles police detective who was led the investigation of the brutal 1994 slayings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, has died. His brother, Joe, told the Associated Press that he died of complications from cancer.......
| Apr 11, 2012
| 11:16 AM
CORCORAN, Calif -- A California prison panel denied parole for notorious mass murderer Charles Manson for the 12th time on Wednesday.
Manson, 77, did not attend the parole hearing.
The panel set his next parole hearing for 15 years from now, when Manson...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 7:46 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The LAPD said has opened investigations into a dozen unsolved homicides that occurred near places where the Manson family operated during its slew of murders four decades ago.
The revelation came amid a legal battle to obtain hours of...
| Mar 8, 2012
Maxwell S. Keith, the defense attorney for two members of the Manson family who went to prison for their roles in the grisly 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders, died Tuesday of natural causes in the San Luis Obispo County town of Templeton, his family said. He...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:02 AM
*** (out of four)
When Nancy (Kate Winslet) vomits all over Penelope’s (Jodie Foster) coffee table art books midway into the darkly funny “Carnage,” it’s not the last time something comes up that can’t be suppressed anymore....
| Dec 30, 2011
| 6:02 PM
Structurally, Roman Polanski's “Carnage” hearkens back to his first feature, “Knife in the Water” (1962). “When a handful of people are stuck in a confined space, the layers of civilized social convention are peeled away,...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 6:13 PM
There are numerous inherent flaws and absurdities in the process of compiling Top 10s and Best ofs; nonetheless, here are my favorite films released in Los Angeles in the calendar year 2011. In my version of this imperfect exercise, “favorite”...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 7:11 PM
"The Darkest Hour" is the latest film to focus on the invasion of Earth by aliens from outer space.
The strange invaders are without any solid form. They appear as shape-shifting units of powerful glowing energy. They float down from the sky looking very...
| Jan 12, 2012
Filming a play usually means making it less hermetic by "opening up the action," allowing the characters to take their dialogue for a walk, or a drive — something conventionally cinematic.
"Carnage" has no time for those diversionary tactics. Taken...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:09 PM
This post has been corrected. See the note below.
After 11 failed bids for freedom, notorious killer Charles Manson, now 77, is up for parole later this month.
The parole board rejected his bid in 2007, saying Manson [For the record, 9:42 a.m. April 5: ...