| Dec 24, 2014
| 11:56 AM
When you bring a production of the play "A Bronx Tale" to New York's southernmost borough, authenticity is critical. Which is why its author, Oscar-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri, will do it himself on Feb. 26 at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.
| Oct 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
LONDON -- U.K.-based production and film financing company the Fyzz Facility is to open a Los Angeles office in the same month as it celebrates closing its 50th feature film investment.
The company, which is owned and managed by producers Wayne Marc...
| May 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
More than a decade ago, Kevin Spacey made what many in Hollywood considered a curious decision. In the midst of a thriving film career, on the heels of winning his second Oscar, Spacey moved to London to run an old theater.
It was a worthy endeavor...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:20 PM
"The Girl on the Train" aspires to be a film noir in the vein of "The Usual Suspects," but it proves to be a paper-thin plot ornamented with distractions: a nonlinear narrative, unreliable narrators, flatulent dialogue and awkward post-production work....
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:17 PM
When Bill Murray had to endlessly relive the same 24 hours in "Groundhog Day," it was to save his soul. When Tom Cruise does more or less the same thing in "Edge of Tomorrow," it's to save the world. In ways both general and specific, it's essentially...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 1:30 PM
"Storytelling," Hanna Arendt once wrote, "reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it."
Some American filmmakers, though, may be taking Arendt's dictum a little too much to heart.
One of the cinematic sensations of the summer is...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:04 PM
"Top Gun 2" has its sights set on screenwriter Justin Marks.
Marks, who penned Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of "The Jungle Book," is in talks to retool the script for the long-in-the-making "Top Gun" sequel for Paramount Pictures and...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:57 AM
The best swerves begin with subtle hints.
One of the best examples of this is the 1995 film, "The Usual Suspects," starring Kevin Spacey, which has one of the best film swerves of all time. Before we find out that Verbal Kint and Keyser Soze are the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The park is named after the late actor and conservationist Leo Carrillo, who played the comic sidekick Pancho in the 1950s Western TV series "The Cisco Kid."
Located along Pacific Coast Highway near the Los Angeles-Ventura County line, it has doubled...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 5:15 AM
At 58, Jeff Daniels has made more than 40 movies, been nominated for three film Golden Globes and had one of the defining big-screen comedies of the 1990s ("Dumb & Dumber"). But before last year he had never been a TV-series regular — and had...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:59 AM
Eighteen characters, but only one actor. That's a lot of work for one guy, no matter how you slice it.
But Chazz Palminteri isn't complaining, not in the least. After all, he's got no one to blame but himself.
"A Bronx Tale" is all Palminteri's doing,...