| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:22 PM
The Fourth of July is often a time for family gatherings, and when Glen Marhevka takes the stage with his bandmates Friday, he'll be surrounded by a group that feels like family to him.
OK, maybe that sounds like the hoariest cliche in the book. But Big...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Commenting recently about seeing the play "War Horse," one of my 11th-grade students expressed surprise that "even some of the Nazis had humane feelings" for the plight of animals caught up in war.
"It's about the First World War," I replied. "There...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin and Sting are among the latest Kennedy Center Honorees.
They will be saluted along with singer Al Green and ballerina Patrica McBride on Dec. 7. CBS will air the event on Dec. 30.
It's the 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors,...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Syfy has announced its 2014 fall programming schedule, featuring the return of an original series, two series premieres and the return of special horror-related events for October.
Highlights on the schedule include "Ascension," a six-hour drama event...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Every December, 50-odd members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. meet and vote on a collective "best" of the movie year. Arguments are made, voices occasionally raised, but mostly there's a prevailing tedium to the day as members systematically move...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:00 PM
In 1979, when Tom Hanks was just another struggling New York actor, he withdrew a biography of Walt Disney from the public library and found himself fascinated by the animator's story, in particular his tenaciousness in the face of early professional...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:30 PM
No one came to blows, suffered a heart attack or stormed out of the room: In other words, it was an unusually mellow year at the National Society of Film Critics' annual voting meeting, where the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" rebounded from its WGA...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Forget Best Picture, forget Best Director, forget the screenplay and acting categories. On Oscar night, my attention is going to be focused squarely on Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
That's the one where "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" scored a...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Tom Hanks is one of the most popular, most decorated actors in Hollywood, and this year he delivered well-regarded performances in two films that were considered Academy Award contenders: "Captain Phillips" and "Saving Mr. Banks."
However, when Oscar...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:00 AM
OXENFORD, Australia — Angelina Jolie was ready to step behind the cameras again. Her directing debut, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," hadn't been a box-office or critical hit, but making the 2011 Bosnian war drama had fueled her desire to become a...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 8:50 PM
Jonathan Lee stood by the large prints of Ein Liz, a female action figure he'd spent the better part of a year creating. The Art Center College of Design senior hoped his pieces would catch the eye of one of the hundreds of possible employers who would...