| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 11:32 AM
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This week's TV Movies
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| Jul 19, 2013
| 12:10 PM
After memorably bringing to life a rogue's gallery of knaves, villains, scamps and ne'er-do-wells in films such as 1982's "Made in Britain," Quentin Tarantino's 1994 "Pulp Fiction," 1995's "Rob Roy," for which he earned an Oscar nomination, and 2008's...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:54 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is quickly filling its coffers for its museum project. Today, the organization announced three naming gifts, of $5-million each.
Producer and academy governor Gale Anne Hurd ("The Walking Dead," "The...