| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:00 PM
*1/2 (out of four)
Technically there's no "right" way to investigate your suspicion that an evil mirror was responsible for a family tragedy 11 years ago.
Still, let's say that if you think the mirror eats dogs, don't put a dog in a cage in front of the...
| Nov 3, 2013
Confession time, fellow readers, fellow bibliophiles, fellow bookaholics. Over the last month or so I've been reading my favorite book-centric publication (you're reading it) and holding back a rising tide of panic.
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — A Stephen King opera had to happen. Many of his 56 novels have been made into movies and have spent time on bestseller lists, making King a king of pop culture accessibility — just what the opera world lusts after these days....
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:47 AM
As a child, David Giuntoli consumed a steady media diet of horror films like "Carrie," "The Shining" and "The Exorcist." The films scared the heck out of him, he said, but like a kid in a (really spooky) candy store, he couldn't help himself from...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
With his last helping of old-fashioned ooga booga, "The Conjuring," still scaring up business in a few hundred theaters, James Wan returns with two more hours of seat-clenching scares in "Insidious: Chapter 2," a modestly scaled and highly pleasurable...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Was Stanley Kubrick's 1980 screen version of "The Shining" meant to be more than a representation of Stephen King's story about madness at an isolated inn? Theories to that effect have existed for years, and this documentary collates and dissects...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:45 PM
Guillermo del Toro is a horror movie fanatic (just ask anyone who has been a guest at his memorabilia-filled home), and that genre love is on full display in the newly released opening sequence for the upcoming "Simpsons" Halloween episode, known as the...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:30 PM
If success has many fathers, then surely the record-breaking October opening of "Gravity" has touched off a lively paternity battle in the Warner Bros. executive suite. But has anyone bothered to send Jeff Robinov (who exhumed the project from development...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 5:47 PM
Stage producer and philanthropist
Martin Richards, 80, a prominent stage producer who won an Oscar for producing the 2002 film "Chicago" decades after bringing it to Broadway, died Monday after a battle with cancer, said his publicist,...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:14 AM
When does an author know she's made it? Is it when her first book is published, she gets a deal with a major publisher, her book tops bestseller lists, the movie contracts are signed? All those things have happened in the last year or so to virtually...