| Jan 29, 2015
| 2:54 PM
Along with puppies and babies, celebrities are a Super Bowl advertising staple. And this year is no exception.
Using stars is a surefire way to grab attention during advertising's most competitive night, when a crowded field of 40-plus marketers each...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 12:05 AM
"Inherent Vice" is an absurdist gag from the occasionally brilliant writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson, whose exquisite filmography runs from "Boogie Nights" to "There Will Be Blood." It's based on a crime comedy by acclaimed novelist Thomas Pynchon and...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Steven Spielberg's 1998 World War II epic, "Saving Private Ryan," Joel and Ethan Coen's cult comedy "The Big Lebowski" and the 1976 drama "Please Don't Bury Me Alive!" — considered by historians to be the first Chicano feature film — are among...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Cult movies come about in different ways. Some, like "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," happen because their particular brand of badness lends itself to celebration. Others, such as "The Big Lebowski," reach cult status due to a matching of style and fan...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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When the Hollywood studios took over the wilds of Los Angeles in the 1930s, the backlots, soundstages and production offices became a playground for stray kittens and cats. More than tolerated, they were...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- Joel and Ethan Coen's "Hail, Caesar!" is to start shooting Monday in studios and on location in Los Angeles, sources close to the production have confirmed.
Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand,...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Let's see. Jared Odrick just read Arnold Schwarzenegger's autobiography. He's now reading the dark philosophy of Machiavelli, which has him calling himself, "J.O. The Merciful," and asking questions in the Dolphins locker room like, "What do morals do for...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., 773-445-3838, beverlyartcenter.org
"Jersey Boys" żż1/2 (U.S.; Clint Eastwood, 2014) "Jersey Boys" the movie is a different, more sedate animal than "Jersey Boys" the Broadway musical. Often this happens...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Julianne Moore will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award, an honor given to one actor and one actress at the Palm Springs International Film Festival every January.
A prolific actress and four-time Oscar nominee, Moore has recently emerged as an...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The Coen brothers are bringing some needed star power to the streets of Los Angeles.
The upcoming movie "Hail, Caesar!" recently began production in L.A., giving the region a welcome boost in feature film activity.
Production days for movies filmed on...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 3:30 PM
If only Paul Thomas Anderson could remember what drew him to the story of "Inherent Vice" in the first place. Or, more specifically, by making a movie of cultural confusion, spiritual uncertainty and overall disorientation set in 1970 — perhaps...