| Nov 18, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Ken Takakura, a quiet, craggy-faced star known for playing outlaws and stoic heroes in scores of Japanese films, has died. He was 83.
Perhaps best known abroad for his role as a police inspector in Ridley Scott's 1989 film "Black Rain," Takakura died...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:15 PM
The Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra will open its 10th season with a program of audience favorites and a new conductor, Eimear Noone.
Noone, who was born in Ireland, lives in Malibu and composes and conducts music for video games, among other projects....
| Nov 13, 2014
| 8:15 PM
"Foxcatcher" is a brooding, particularly American horror story of seduction, rejection, betrayal and murder set in the under-the-radar world of Olympic wrestling. A despairing, intentionally disturbing film that draws us into a maelstrom of desperate...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Jack Ma: founder of Alibaba, China's richest man and big “Forrest Gump” fan.
Fresh off the biggest IPO of all time, Ma is in Los Angeles this week to visit several movie studios with the aim of striking content deals for online distribution...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:30 AM
HONG KONG -- AMC / Sundance Channel is on the lookout for further international expansion, especially in Asia and Latin America, says president Bruce Tuchman. Acquisitions may be on the agenda.
"We'd be looking at any well-valued business that can be...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Often the work of a colorist -- like that of an editor, a composer or a sound designer -- is most profound when it is invisible to the common viewer.
Yet for that reason, color grading and digital intermediate are often overlooked, though they can be...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Alibaba money-train pulled into Hollywood last week as studios and talent agencies rolled out the welcome mat for founder-exec chairman Jack Ma and his team of content-hungry executives.
It was a certifiable love-fest, as China's richest man dusted...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 1:41 PM
"The Simpsons" has had a hit put on its head in the form of a huge lawsuit.
"GoodFellas" actor Frank Sivero sued Fox Studios on Tuesday for $250 million, claiming he was not compensated for "The Simpsons" using his likeness for mobster character Louie,...
| Oct 13, 2014
Though the streets in the hit TV drama “Gotham” are infested with hoodlums, hooligans and malefactors, one man stands at […]...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 7:01 PM
To fans, he is known as "the premier historical artist in America." But even if you don't recognize his name, you have probably seen and appreciated his colorful, highly detailed and historically accurate works of art.
From the Revolutionary War to...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 7:00 PM
An actor best known as the father in the ABC sitcom "The Wonder Years" will visit fifth-graders at Shoemaker Elementary School in Macungie next week.
Dan Lauria, a star of Hollywood and Broadway, will meet with students at Shoemaker on Tuesday morning...