| Oct 13, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Nothing blocked the orbit of "Gravity" at the box office this weekend.
The 3-D space drama was No. 1 for a second weekend, collecting an impressive $44.3 million, according to an estimate from distributor Warner Bros. That means its ticket sales dropped...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti sat alone in a front-row folding chair before the start of a news conference at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance. He had just emerged from the museum's brand-new Anne Frank exhibition, which opens to the...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Josh Brolin is a little tired of being thought of as a "man's man" type of actor. But he scaled Mt. Shasta anyway.
The performer, who has embodied a swaggering masculinity in such movies as "No Country for Old Men" and "True Grit," says that he's...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It's not as if Ender Wiggin has all that much riding on his shoulders. He just must single-handedly save the planet in a war against aliens and then become a moral compass for mankind. All before he's old enough to have a beer.
Orson Scott Card's...
| 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 28, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Tom Sherak, who died Tuesday of prostate cancer, was beloved in Hollywood for his long leadership of the Academy of Motion Pictures and his extensive charitable work as chairman of the MS Dinner of Champions and on the board of the Motion Picture and...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Was there ever an actor who aged more gracefully, more beautifully than Peter O'Toole, who died Saturday at age 81?
I know the conventional wisdom is otherwise, insisting that, physically at least, O'Toole bore the ravages of a hard-lived life. I said...
| Oct 22, 2013
First published in 2003, the four-issue comic book series R.I.P.D. tells the story of a police force made up of officers who are on their second tour of duty, now working with the Rest In Peace Department. These officers can move between the real world...