| May 15, 2009
There are a several moments of real pathos in Ron Howard's film of Dan Brown's Angels & Demons, which is several more than he was able to conjure up in his film of Brown's The Da Vinci Code. Howard has made a better, more entertaining thriller out of...
| Apr 20, 2009
"Angels & Demons" won't spell the end for mystery-solving prof Robert Langdon.
Columbia, the studio behind "Angels" and its predecessor "The Da Vinci Code," has optioned Dan Brown's next Langdon novel, according to Variety.
The plot of the new novel,...
| May 1, 2009
Summer is never about which movies we're "looking forward to." It's which movies we're dying to see, all breathless and fanboy/fangirl goofy.
There's a Wolverine prequel, a Da Vinci Code sequel, Bruno to follow Borat, more transforming robots and one...
| Apr 28, 2009
Please note! All dates subject to change without notice. "Limited" means limited release on that date.
Battle for Terra 3D (Roadside Attractions) This animated war movie is an ecological allegory about humans invading a peace-loving alien planet...
| May 1, 2009
Acting couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are the latest owners of a California ranch house in the Pacific Palisades that has been capturing the imagination of A-listers since Gregory Peck bought it in 1947. The pair recently purchased the nearly 8,...
| Sep 13, 2009
'Shadow and substance'
What's the first thing you think about when you hear the words "The Twilight Zone"?
Is it a man in a black suit with a cigarette? Or that cool, lawyerly voice: "Submitted, for your perusal: a Kanamit. Height: a little over 9 feet....
| Mar 25, 2009
Move over, G.I. Joe: Major Matt Mason may be making a comeback.
Tom Hanks, who went to the moon in 1995's "Apollo 13," is orbiting a live-action movie based on the moon-based major, according to Variety. Created during the lunar excitement of the 1960s,...
| Jan 15, 2010
In the future, according to "The Book of Eli," we'll all dress like we're in a Nine Inch Nails video. It is written.
Most everyone wears goggles and leather in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of "The Book of Eli." A meteorite and a subsequent war 30 years...
| Nov 17, 2010
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By Danielle Trussoni
Viking, 384 pp., $27.95
"Falling Through the Earth," Danielle Trussoni's memoir of her troubled relationship with her father, a Vietnam veteran, was one of the most critically praised books of 2006. Plowing through...
| Nov 15, 2009
The book business is in the midst of an online price war over best-sellers, with Amazon, Wal-Mart and Target trying to undercut each other and alarming the entire industry. Among the books they're fighting over is Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue," which...
| Feb 10, 2010
Actor-producer-director Tom Hanks has purchased the contemporary Pacific Palisades home of veteran producers Kathleen Kennedyand Frank Marshall, according to area real estate agents.
The sales price was listed at slightly more than $26 million at...