| Nov 5, 2013
Sometimes, immediacy is the mother of invention.
That certainly seems to have been the case for "Killing Kennedy," the adaptation of the Bill O'Reilly-Martin Dugard bestseller that is premiering Nov. 10 on the National Geographic Channel.
At the film'...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6
A Case of You
A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....
| Nov 3, 2013
| 1:11 PM
They are both former Los Angeles residents who returned to town over the weekend to be honored by the museum that they used to frequent in their younger, wilder days.
On Saturday, Martin Scorsese and David Hockney were in L.A. for the third annual Art +...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Los Angeles County Museum of Art's third annual Art + Film Gala on Nov. 2 drew a stellar black tie crowd of film industry heavies and society/industry luminaries from both coasts, garnering over $4 million in much-needed funds for LACMA's coffers. With...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In 1961, Disney songwriting stalwarts Robert and Richard Sherman struggled with adding tunes to the "Mary Poppins" screenplay. Oh, they had plenty of ideas — some Oscar-winning ones, as it turned out. But the process of persuading the story's author...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:49 AM
The key moment in Peter Berg's upcoming, fact-based war movie "Lone Survivor" occurs when four U.S. Navy SEALs, hiding in the mountains of Afghanistan while on a mission to kill a Taliban leader, encounter three goat herders. The SEALs quickly boil down...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Three cheers for the Golden Globes, which nominate 10 lead film actors, twice the number of most other kudos handouts. This year, when good work is abundant, it's welcome news that the Globes' two categories (drama and comedy/musical) offer recognition...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:00 AM
On the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, the turgid melodrama of "As the World Turns" was suddenly interrupted by grave news from the real world. In Dallas, three shots had been fired at President John F. Kennedy's motorcade. Fifty-eight minutes later,...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Let's say this right off the bat: Jane Fonda, in the opinion of this lowly journalist at least, is a perfectly fine choice for an AFI life achievement award. She's done remarkable film work going back a long way, whether in "On Golden Pond," "They Shoot...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:28 AM
The 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination is approaching and CNN is marking the occasion with the start of a new 10-part documentary series to be co-produced by Tom Hanks.
"The Sixties" will explore the transformative events of the decade, including...
| Oct 26, 2013
Frank Perconte was a decorated Army veteran who parachuted into some of the most famous battles of World War II. Decades later he gained his own measure of fame when his service was immortalized in the popular book and miniseries "Band of Brothers."...