| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Hunger Games-helmer Francis Lawrence will be trekking to Gaul to lens "Seashore" in 2014.
Other high profile pics already greenlit by the revamped TRIP tax rebate scheme include NBC's mini-series "Rosemary's Baby" and Bill Mechanic-produced "The Moon and...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 9:48 AM
"I, Frankenstein," the only new wide-release movie in theaters over the weekend, posted less-than-monstrous results that failed to instill any fear in holdovers "Ride Along" and "Lone Survivor."
The 3D horror-action hybrid, starring a muscular Aaron...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The surge in Latin America's genre scene has rubbed off on Brazil.
Traditionally driven by local comedies and crossover movies from big auteurs such as Walter Salles or Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian production is plunging into local sci-fi, horror pics...
| May 7, 2014
| 10:30 AM
It's been nearly two generations since Roman Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby" creeped-out moviegoers (while being the stuff of several juicy chapters on celebrity gossip), making a redo more than logical. Into the breach toddles NBC's four-hour miniseries, an...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:07 PM
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.": In terms of genre-bending, few shows have been so fascinating to watch this season. Never before has a series been conceived as the connective tissue of a film franchise, and not just any film franchise -- a star-...
| May 9, 2014
| 2:30 PM
There is no compelling reason to remake Roman Polanski's classically disturbing adaptation of the Ira Levin novel "Rosemary's Baby." But there's no compelling reason not to either.
And that attitude of "sure, why not" ambivalence is precisely the...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Ever since up-and-coming actress Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) donned the same T-shirt that Sharon Tate wore in a 1967 photo shoot, "Mad Men" conspiracy theorists have been writing the character's obituary, believing she'll meet a tragic end along 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...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:39 PM
The new year is upon us, and three local theater companies will be getting it off to a rousing start this weekend.
South Coast Repertory is opening a play with the unprintable title of "The [Expletive] With the Hat." It's described as a comedy about the...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 10:41 AM
As a novelist and playwright, Ira Levin refused to be categorized or pigeonholed. He could produce such rollicking comedies as "Critic's Choice" and "No Time for Sergeants" or delve into more chilling fare like "Rosemary's Baby" or "The Boys from Brazil."...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 10:00 PM
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...