| May 18, 2008
IN LOS FELIZ, across from a 7-Eleven on North Vermont Avenue, a few dozen men in their early 20s to late 80s share a dinner behind closed doors. Some wear full tuxedos with bow ties and jeweled cuff links, some have shoulder-length hair, and others wear...
| May 11, 2007
ON his way to school each morning, Tristan Rodman sees a giant billboard on the side of a building advertising "Transformers," the Michael Bay action fantasy film that hits theaters this July. You'd think that would be a good thing — advertisers...
| Mar 21, 2010
When actor Alfred Molina got a call that Michael Grandage, artistic director of London's high-profile Donmar Warehouse, wanted to meet with him, he relished a session of gossip about London theater.
But Grandage had a different agenda. Toward the end...
| 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....
| Sep 20, 2006
Scriptland is a new weekly feature on the work and professional lives of screenwriters.
Indiana Jones, meet Jack Sparrow. Jim Uhls, who successfully adapted the "unadaptable" Chuck Palahniuk novel "Fight Club," has been hired to turn "Rex Mundi," a...
| May 29, 2007
Earlier this year, cellphone giant Nokia and Sony Pictures announced that South Africans who bought new Nokia smartphones would receive a memory card loaded with a copy of "The Da Vinci Code"—the movie, that is, not the book. The memory card had less...
| Dec 2, 2007
By Ed Park
To take a page from last month's column: We learn from John Crowley's "Endless Things," the final book of his "Aegypt" cycle, that "Coleridge had written . . . that 'the common end of all narrative, nay of all poems, is to convert a...
| Sep 16, 2007
By Richard Rayner
The new, 50th anniversary edition of Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged" (Signet: 1,080 pp., $8.99 paper) -- appearing only three years after an edition commemorating the centennial of the author's birth -- comes with one of those weird...
| 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,...
| Jun 30, 2008
AMC's remake of the British television classic "The Prisoner" has secured a pair of high profile leads in Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen.
AMC and ITV Productions and Grenada International have been planning their new incarnation of "The Prisoner" for...
| Jul 30, 2008
A Cockeysville teenager accused of killing his parents and two younger brothers was in a "trance-like state" when they were shot, one by one, as they slept in the family's home in February, a forensic psychiatrist testifying for the defense told a judge...