| May 14, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films will present special awards to Malcolm McDowell, Bryan Fuller, Gregory Nicotero and Marc Cushman at this year's 40th Annual Saturn Awards.
McDowell will be presented with the Life Career Award...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:00 AM
There is a scene that bookends "No Way Out," the 1987 espionage thriller starring Kevin Costner. He's a naval officer, a hero, being interrogated about the murder of the secretary of Defense's mistress. There are hints that he might be a double agent. You...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:57 PM
"It remains as outrageously prankish, juvenile, and derisive as ever," writes David Denby in the New Yorker magazine's blog. He's referring to a true monument of 1960s nuclear-paranoid culture, Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove."
Denby is a bit late...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:30 AM
In a slum where soccer balls skitter and poverty is deep, coaxing voices lead young men and boys to terror. Talk of God turns to incantations on holy war and the youths, who have been promised martyrdom and paradise, slip on backpacks of crude...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:30 AM
I imagine that I know what it’s like to be abducted by aliens.
Or to leap out of a speeding jet while tripping on acid.
With only two weeks left before the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's James Turrell retrospective closes, I squeaked into...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Though its plot and premise are pure science fiction, "Transcendence" goes pleasingly against the genre grain.
A story of the possible perils and pleasures of artificial intelligence that stars Johnny Depp, "Transcendence's" ideas are at least as...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Thanks to learned scientists, I've discovered that I suffer from a mental problem afflicting millions of Americans.
It's not really a disease. It's more like a peculiarity, one that irritates polite society yet may be corrected with surgery to the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Recently, I spent an hour floating in a 4-by-8 isolation tank filled with tepid salt water in a basement in Manassas, Va.
No, this wasn't a "Silence of the Lambs" scenario. It was an exercise meant to bolster my sanity, not endanger it.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:07 PM
For Kanye West, running through a decade’s worth of hits and deep album cuts isn’t enough. He also brought a few dozen props with him Tuesday to the United Center.
There were bejeweled masks, dancers in skin suits, a tip of the iceberg,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Nothing like a Victoria’s Secret model to change one’s mind about marriage!
Just ask Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. The crooner paid a visit Monday night to "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," and Leno teased him about previously rejecting the...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Aside from Mayan temples and Emiliano Zapata's mustachioed visage, perhaps nothing is more emblematic of Mexico's mysterious grandeur than the films of Gabriel Figueroa.
In a career that consisted of more than 200 movies in multiple genres, made in...