| Aug 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In Tinseltown, even movie stars can be found playing the home-flipping game — and this year they've upped the ante.
Celebrity muscle is behind some mega-bucks Westside property turnarounds, part of a boom in the rapid buy-fix-resell mania known as...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 7:30 AM
— The state of war is also a state of mind, terrifying even the bravest as it changes and challenges them.
This is what we are seeing reflected on movie screens. The stories of foot soldiers are shifting, becoming more intimate, more stripped to...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Last week marked the anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s death at age 25 due to complications after a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. Seventeen years after the prolific rapper’s slaying, a long gestating biopic is another step closer to fruition....
| Apr 22, 2013
If you played a bodybuilder whose steroid use caused size and performance issues in the downstairs region, you'd expect people to ask about that. But still.
“This [female journalist] asked me, ‘I’ve never seen a crooked, small penis. So...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Alfonso Cuarón's sci-fi thriller "Gravity" and Spike Jonze's offbeat love story "Her" tied for best film honors from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. It was one of three ties in major categories.
The organization's lead actress honors were shared by...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK -- Can money solve a Hollywood gender imbalance?
That's the question posed by a new film fund that aims to boost the number of female directors.
The fund, called Gamechanger Films, will exclusively finance movies directed by women, The...
| Apr 25, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
Normally, Dwayne Johnson looks like a mountain. Working with Michael Bay, who shoots anything he admires (male badass/female hottie/four-wheel almost anything) as if he's gazing upwards in worship at buildings, the actor becomes a...
| May 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Festival kicks off Friday evening at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres at Hollywood & Highland with a double bill of John Carpenter's 1988 "They Live" and his classic 1978 horror film, "Halloween. Carpenter will appear...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:00 PM
"Parkland" hangs on a split second on Nov. 22, 1963, when a president was shot, a country was wounded and a city was brought to its knees. This unsettling film zeros in on the initial impact — just four days — for those closest to the...
| Jan 10, 2013
Spielberg, Day-Lewis, Washington … Quvenzhané? The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards, which were announced Thursday morning in Hollywood, contained some longtime favorites, as well as some surprising newcomers. Director Steven Spielberg's...
| Feb 6, 2013
Cast of ‘The Avengers,” assemble! You have been summoned to the Oscars. Members of “The Avengers” cast including Robert Downey ......