| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Disney's "Lone Ranger" is opening wide this week with hopes of striking gold, but projections suggest box office glory might be more of a mirage, even while featuring the world's most bankable star.
Although they're considered a quintessential...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:00 AM
As Walt Disney Studio's "The Lone Ranger" limps off into the sunset after a bruising box-office encounter with the minions of "Despicable Me 2," it could be years before the studio gambles on a character unfamiliar to young moviegoers.
The new take on...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Marisa Wayne has a tone of pride when she tells the story about how her father broke into show business and became a movie star and an American icon.
It makes sense for her to be proud. Her father is John Wayne.
"He played football for USC," said...
| 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...