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  • Cicely Tyson, Robert Towne Receive Honorary Degrees at AFI Conservatory Commencement

    The MFA graduates from the American Film Institute Conservatory weren't the only ones receiving degrees Wednesday morning at the TCL Chinese Theater. Cicely Tyson and Oscar-winning scribe Robert Towne were awarded honorary degrees during the AFI...
  • Frank Sinatra memoir 'Mr. S' on way to big screen?

    "RING-A-Ding-Ding!" That was the title of one of Frank Sinatra's most popular Reprise albums, back in 1961. (In fact it was his first disc for Reprise after many successful years with Capitol Records.) Well, there's going to be plenty of Sinatra-style...
  • Appreciation: TrailBlazing D.P. Gordon Willis Didn't Suffer Fools Gladly

    With great risk often comes great reward. That's what the filmmakers behind such classics as "Citizen Kane," "The French Connection" and "The Godfather" -- three movies that challenged established modes of lighting, framing and perspective -- learned...
  • L.A. Theater Review: 'Unorganized Crime' Starring Chazz Palminteri

    Stars are called stars because they shine brighter than anyone else. Every time Chazz Palminteri sashays into "Unorganized Crime" as Gotham mob scion Sal Sicuso, cool and sardonic, seething with banked menace, you can't take your eyes off him. It's a...
  • Oculus Rift carves out virtual-reality spot in entertainment world

    Palmer Luckey, the baby-faced founder of virtual-reality start-up Oculus VR, looked slightly perplexed when asked if he thought his ballyhooed headset, known as the Rift, could change cinema. "No, not 'if.' We will change it," he said after a pause,...
  • Beverly House listed for sale at $135 million

    No sooner did the mansion known as Fleur de Lys sell this week for a record-breaking $102 million than another L.A. estate hit the market with even higher aspirations: $135 million. Called the Beverly House, the six-acre compound in Beverly Hills also...
  • Twelve directors and the movies that made them

    Twelve directors and the movies that made them
    Directorial acclaim never comes easy. When it hits, though, the results can be significant not only for the helmer but for cinema itself. We take a look back at the films that propelled some of today’s most celebrated directors to prominence....
  • 'Water & Power' stakes out its turf

     'Water & Power' stakes out its turf
    The stated goal for the gritty, neo-noir drama "Water & Power" isn't simply to take a deep narrative dive into what one character in the new movie terms the "contrails of corruption" in modern Los Angeles. According to its writer-director Richard...
  • Omarr's daily astrological forecast

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Joe Mantegna was born in Chicago, Ill., on this date in 1947. This birthday guy has starred as David Rossi on "Criminal Minds" since 2007 as well as providing the voice of Fat Tony on "The Simpsons" since 1991. He's also earned Emmy...
  • Oscar: Thanks for the memories

    Oscar: Thanks for the memories
    What's the big deal about the Academy Award? TCM tries to explain with a documentary, "And the Oscar Goes To …," debuting at 8 p.m. Saturday. The program helps kick off TCM's annual 31 Days of Oscar festival, which offers winners and nominees...
  • Devotees celebrate Tolkien reading day at Forest Park comic shop

    Devotees celebrate Tolkien reading day at Forest Park comic shop
    Among top J.R.R. Tolkien fans, Oak Park resident Beth Potterveld admits she has shortcomings. Her Elvish — the made-up language at the center of Tolkien's works — is only good enough to cobble together a few sentences, she said. But her...