| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:00 AM
It's not quite May, but I have officially begun my search for the perfect popcorn movie. That's what we call the big box-office bruisers that swagger through our summers because expectations are strangely both high — and low. A quick fix of fun...
| 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 8, 2014
| 10:01 AM
An Ernest Hemingway biopic shooting this month on the streets of Havana is the first feature film with a Hollywood director and actors to film on the island since the 1959 revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power.
The Associated Press reports...
| 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....
| Apr 2, 2012
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
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 ...