| Sep 6, 2013
| 10:45 AM
The worst thing about “Afternoon Delight,” Jill Soloway's feature directorial debut, is its title: Does anyone want, or need, to be reminded of the Starland Vocal Band's one-shot 1976 hit?
Once you get past that easily surmountable bump,...
| Apr 4, 2013
You know what "Star Wars" is about? I mean, really about? Vietnam. It's a critical allegory of the war: The Rebels are the scrappy Viet Cong, hastily assembled, devoted and relentless; the Empire is the American military, tripped up by an enemy using...
| May 14, 2013
When you ask people who clearly are upset what's wrong, they typically will reply "nothing," because they don't want to talk about it — or they will take the opposite approach and tell you exactly what's got them down, starting from beginning to end...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Iron Man is already part of an elite crew of superheroes, but now he is set to join a rarefied group at the box office.
"Iron Man 3," the third film in the franchise starring Robert Downey Jr., will pass the $1-billion milestone, possibly by Wednesday...
| May 25, 2013
| 11:33 AM
When I was 4 when I was bitten. My parents had taken me to Yellowstone National Park. I remember wooden walkways among geysers. Old Faithful was still faithful then. My father tells me we saw bison and elk, but I only remember being entranced by a walking...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" enjoyed one of the more anomalous releases in 2012. Despite the fact that many critics gave Jackson's adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien classic poor marks, the first of three "Hobbit" films was a global...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:21 PM
After playing beefy tough guys in films such as "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Bronson," while also trying his hand at a romantic leading man role in "This Means War," Tom Hardy will soon take on a very different role: that of Elton John in the biopic...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The big screen is getting bigger — and bigger.
The industry's largest theater chains are bulking up with extra-wide screens in the latest push by exhibitors to distinguish themselves from other forms of entertainment.
This fall, the former...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Many people in Los Angeles know that those bright yellow rectangular signs that pop up periodically in their neighborhoods mean a TV show or movie is being filmed nearby.
What they may not know is that the production information on those signs is...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:03 PM
If you ask me, the days of "nerds versus jocks" are long gone. These days it's very hard to make a distinction between the two factions, because the line that seperates them has blurred to the point of being non-existent. Consider this: two prominent...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:45 AM
By Under Armour standards, the launch of the company's Alter Ego line -- specifically a Superman base layer shirt -- earlier this year was quiet.
The success, though, was typical: the Baltimore-based manufacturer found it had tapped into a new market,...