| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:42 PM
If they ever create an Oscar category for multi-level plot theft, "R.I.P.D." would win the first award. The initials stand for "Rest in Peace Department" and the screenplay follows a trail blazed by several blockbuster films that came before. This movie...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:08 AM
Every generation seems to get its own film version of Shakespeare's classic about the star-crossed young lovers, and Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld ("True Grit") assume the roles in this latest edition, boasting a screenplay by "Downton Abbey"...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Gray is the new black. Night, the new day. Rain, the new sun. Clouds gather, shadows linger. The Oscar-nominated cinematographers' images fill the screen with a beauty only possible in worlds gone monochromatic, turning the most elemental of color...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Brace yourself. Spike Lee has gone all Quentin Tarantino on us.
In re-imagining Park Chan-wook's mysterious thriller "Oldboy," Lee embraces the extremes of Japanese manga tradition with a vengeance. The graphic brutality, the warped sexuality, the...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Keeping it in the entertainment industry, Aziz Ansari of "Parks and Recreation" has bought a house in Los Feliz for $2,686,950 from director Andrew Douglas.
Designed by Buff & Hensman and built in 1968, the Mid-Century Modern post-and-beam home features...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 10:43 AM
"Inside Llewyn Davis" was in tune with moviegoers this weekend.
The Coen brothers' new folk-music dramedy debuted in limited release this weekend to stellar results, grossing $402,000, according to an estimate from distributor CBS Films. Playing in four...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Taylor Swift proved over the weekend that she's pretty darn committed to her superfans: The "Mine" singer reportedly stopped everything in order to fly to Ohio to make a surprise appearance at one lucky fan's bridal shower.
Hey, if you invite them, they...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:09 AM
A lot of performers who come out of comedy, sketch and improvisation would rather die than do next-to-nothing on camera. Kristen Wiig, on the other hand — no problem. She can watch, and listen and be interesting. She's comfortable working on a small...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — Robert Duvall first came to Texas when he was 10, a San Diego military brat on a visit to his mother's family. It would be his first time on a horse, and his first encounter with the people he would later come to know so well....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Directors Luc Besson ("La Femme Nikita") and McG ("Terminator Salvation") are no strangers to high-octane action flicks. They team up in "3 Days to Kill" to create another hard-charging spy thriller.
But this new effort adds so many plot elements from...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:09 AM
Kevin Costner and director McG are plunged into the madcap mayhem of Monsieur Luc Besson in "3 Days to Kill," a seriocomic thriller about mortality, murder for hire and fatherhood.
This being a Besson script and production, it's also about car chases...