| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:27 AM
"Rosemary's Baby," the classic novel and film about a woman carrying the Devil's baby, is getting a modern updating and a change of scenery. On Tuesday, NBC announced it was green-lighting a four-hour miniseries based on Ira Levin's novel, which also...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:00 AM
John Cassavetes' name has become a kind of shorthand over the years. Filmmakers and critics tend to invoke it whenever hand-held close-ups zero in on characters who are drunk, distraught, dissembling, divulging their innermost fears or all of the above....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Few would guess Tobe Hooper's been making pics since the 1970s, given how outright bad "Djinn" looks. Produced by high-power Emirati shingle Image Nation and Dubai-based Filmworks, this limp attempt at local horror takes elements from "Rosemary's Baby,"...
| Oct 26, 2013
"Carrie" is back, and the billboards all over town give notice that she's out to instill fear in us. But with all the ways to see movies these days, and all the many franchises of hit horrors, there's plenty of cinematic fear to go around.
Here are a...
| Mar 27, 2013
Fay Kanin, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter for the 1958 Clark Gable-Doris Day comedy "Teacher's Pet" and former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, died Wednesday. She was 95.
In a writing career that spanned more than four...
| Oct 2, 2012
James E. Burke
Johnson & Johnson CEO during Tylenol poisoning
James E. Burke, the former Johnson & Johnson chief executive whose leadership during the Tylenol poisoning scare of the 1980s became a model for corporate crisis management, died Friday in...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:20 PM
What follows are a few highlights from the history of one of the most famous streets in the world.
1906: Burton E. Grant and other investors buy land on the former Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas. The land will become Beverly Hills, and the city's main street...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:30 PM
PETER DEBRUGE: Looking back on 11 days and several hundred movies, it's somewhat disheartening to realize this is the year that Oscar hype all but overwhelmed the Toronto Film Festival. Things have been gradually building up to this, considering that...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:55 PM
No other contemporary filmmaker has had a career like Roman Polanski. The lauded director, who turns 80 Sunday, has been making feature films since the 1962 thriller "Knife in the Water," which he made in his native Poland. His most recent feature, "Venus...
| Sep 6, 2013
As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, the theater scene offers its own bountiful fall harvest. From heirlooms to hybrids, homegrown treats to intriguing imports, the list below highlights just a few of the toothsome possibilities on the...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:15 PM
"The show is titled 'Mad Men,' but without these women, the guys would be just a bunch of desperate masturbators in great suits."
So said Holly Hunter, introducing the lead actresses of the acclaimed AMC drama last week at the nonprofit Women in Film...