| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:30 PM
For Lionsgate, the first two "Hunger Games" films have proved a transformative bonanza, amassing about $1.6 billion in worldwide ticket sales and leaving behind the company's days as a scrappy minimajor. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" accounts for...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has unveiled more details of the design for the new Museum of Motion Pictures to be constructed in the old May Co. location at Wilshire Blvd. and Fairfax Ave. in Los Angeles. A chief curator and a museum...
| 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...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:51 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has plucked an established figure from the art museum world who has extensive knowledge of cinema to lead its highly anticipated $300-million movie museum.
Kerry Brougher, a veteran art curator who...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:44 AM
As fans filtered into the Riviera on Thursday for a sold-out Kraftwerk concert, they were handed cardboard 3-D glasses. Followers of the group – so revered for its ahead-of-its-time music and image – might’ve expected something a...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:03 PM
The late fashion designer and model L'Wren Scott, who was found dead in an apparent suicide Monday, was best known for her work on the runway, and for her long romantic relationship with rock star Mick Jagger. Over the course of her career, though,...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Oswald Morris, a renowned British cinematographer who won an Academy Award for the 1971 musical "Fiddler on the Roof" and who was known for his innovative color work on films such as "Moulin Rouge," has died. He was 98.
Morris died Monday at his home in...
| 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...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"It's like Comic-Con meets a Bar-Mitzvah" said host Jeff Ross as the Saturn Awards began Thursday night. He might be onto something. Surely there were plenty of genre faves at the Castaway in Burbank to excite the fanboys and auotgraph seekers outside,...