| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 8, 2011
Hollywood costume designer Theadora Van Runkle, whose influence spanned four decades and a range of movie genres including period pieces like "Bonnie and Clyde" — which earned her the first of three Academy Award nominations — and over-the-top...
| 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...
| 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....
| Dec 12, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, starring Gary Oldman, could be ripe for a sequel, "Smiley's People...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Comcast to go after Netflix. Disney's "John Carter" has issues....
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Lee Strasberg, the acting instructor who promulgated the Method style of acting and nurtured the careers of James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Al Pacino and many more, left behind a wealth of documents and other archival materials when he died in 1982. Now...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Yeah, tough guy, I’m lookin’ at you. So you’ve seen Goodfellas more times than there are oranges in The Godfather. And you’ve seen The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II — judiciously skipping the oft-maligned Part III ...