| Dec 4, 2014
| 8:39 AM
From his very first comic-book appearance, the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man has lived by a guiding principle: With great power there must also come great responsibility.
By that standard, Shanda Sawyer has a lot of responsibility to shoulder. As...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Stefan Gierasch, an actor with 60 years of experience and best known for his role in the 1976 Stephen King adaptation "Carrie," died Sept. 6 of a stroke in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 88.
During his career, Gierasch was cast in several roles that...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org's determination to bring more diversity to its ranks.
Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 12:24 AM
Movie and Emmy-nominated actor Meshach Taylor, best known for his roles in "Mannequin" and "Designing Women," died Saturday night, his family has told the Los Angeles Times. He was 67.
Taylor was in hospice care at his family's home in Altadena,...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 10:25 AM
Actor Meshach Taylor, best known for his role as the ex-con deliveryman Anthony Bouvier in the hit 1980s sitcom "Designing Women," died Saturday at his home in Altadena. He was 67.
The cause of his death was colorectal cancer, said his wife, Bianca...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Imagine becoming an archaeologist in, say, 2065. Your first big assignment? Dig up the now-collapsed Museum of the 1980s and catalog all its holdings: the Clash, "The Empire Strikes Back," He-Man, Donkey Kong and a recording by Kim Carnes.
This is the...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Get ready for giant monsters vs. colossal robots, Round 2: Writer-director Guillermo del Toro is working on a script for a sequel to his 2013 sci-fi film "Pacific Rim."
"I'm working very, very hard with Zak Penn," Del Toro told BuzzFeed at the Austin...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
MONTREAL — On a warm fall day in a scruffy suburb of this Canadian city, some familiar sights appear. French-language road signs note estimated distances in kilometers. Beret-wearing soldiers stand guard. A restaurant offers a poutine special.
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Wizard World Chicago Comic Con is upping its game again this year, bringing Michael Shannon, Zachary Quinto, Norman Reedus, John Barrowman, WWE Superstar CM Punk and comic legend Stan Lee to the Aug. 8-11 convention in Rosemont.
Several of those names...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 11:14 AM
If you're a fan of Marvel Comics superheroes, here's a little piece of heaven ... six of the live-action feature films featuring the characters, several of them also in 3-D versions, packaged together in a Blu-ray box along with a new bonus disc titled...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 11:32 AM
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