| Aug 21, 2014
| 10:02 AM
If Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon were even 7 percent less amusing, "The Trip to Italy" would have no reason to exist, even with its casually gorgeous scenery and shattering close-ups of seafood pasta fresh out of the kitchen.
Like its predecessor, "The...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 2:00 PM
In 2010, after the animation studio Illumination Entertainment's first film, "Despicable Me," became a surprise hit, its makers faced a quandary.
"Despicable Me" derived much of its appeal from the character of a curmudgeonly supervillain named...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:05 PM
One of the all-time top-grossing films at the South Korean box office, "Friend" played at the AFI Fest in 2001 but never saw a stateside theatrical release. Writer-director Kwak Kyung-taek's semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story — set against...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:58 PM
You could make a plausible argument that '80s pop star Thomas Dolby has been blinded with science.
Since he was a teen, Dolby, now 55, has looked for ways to blend technology with sound — whether that meant writing a quirky synthpop anthem that...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 1:49 PM
After the death Tuesday of L.A. film czar Tom Sherak, his deputy, Rajiv Dalal, the last executive to work with him, shared his thoughts on his passing:
We grew very close in his waning months, and I feel that there is one story still to be told -- how...
| May 18, 2011
| 6:24 AM
America's most-watched network, CBS, revealed its plans for the 2011-12 season Wednesday, introducing five news series and moving "CSI" and "The Good Wife" to new nights.
"CSI" will move to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, while "The Good Wife" will air at 8 p.m....
| Jul 26, 2011
Gervase Duan "G.D." Spradlin, a character actor best known for playing authority figures in television and films, including "The Godfather: Part II" and "Apocalypse Now," has died. He was 90.
Spradlin died of natural causes at his cattle ranch in San...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Republicans in Washington seem to have recognized that refusing to raise the debt ceiling and putting the nation on the brink of default in a trumped-up "crisis" isn't playing well with the general public, so they're switching tactics.
Now, instead of...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 6:00 AM
— For anyone with a working knowledge of Robert De Niro's career, the sight of an ax nailed to the side of a bookcase in his office can be a little disconcerting.
"It's from a movie I made once," he says by way of explanation.
Good to know,...
| Dec 12, 2011
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, starring Gary Oldman, could be ripe for a sequel, "Smiley's People...
| Feb 22, 2012
Comcast to go after Netflix. Disney's "John Carter" has issues....