| Dec 2, 2014
Actor Red Buttons poses in a mirror for Los Angeles Times staff photographer Lou Mack....
| Nov 13, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Two hours is a whole lot of dumb. So in that respect "Dumb and Dumber To," starring the off-the-chain, goofballing Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, delivers on its promise.
The sequel's definitely been dumbed down, which is not really an issue. If you buy a...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
To the boomer generation, seeing Bob Hope on TV or in the movies was like spending time with cranky relatives. Sure, there were a lot of great memories — the World War II shows, the "Road" movies with Bing Crosby — but it also was a little...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The earliest surviving footage of broadcast television in America is a fragment of "The Streets of New York," an adaptation of playwright Dion Boucicault's 19th-century drama, aired by the experimental New York NBC affiliate W2XBS on August 31, 1939....
| Nov 26, 2014
| 9:20 AM
Why can't Thanksgiving be more like the movies? Families reuniting, giving thanks, while savory scents waft in from the kitchen, children scamper underfoot and chestnuts roast on an open fire ...
Oh, wait that's Christmas.
Turkey day is tomorrow, and...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Mere months after a heated public debate over an editorial in which Dylan Farrow once again accused her father, Woody Allen, with molestation, Americans find themselves embroiled in a similar but even more emotionally wrenching news cycle.
| Nov 7, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Filmmaker J.C. Chandor walked onstage Thursday night at the Dolby Theatre to introduce his new movie, the crime drama "A Most Violent Year," the gala opener of this year's AFI Fest.
Pointing to a seat near the front, Chandor noted: "The last time I...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The critical hostility exhibited at the TV Critics Assn. tour to "Manhattan Love Story" felt puzzling, since being broad, derivative and slightly backward is hardly a new set of misdemeanors for network comedies, perhaps especially at ABC. Granted, the...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
One key advantage of running a film company together is that it's possible to be two places at once. That came in handy on a recent night at the Toronto International Film Festival when Michael Barker and Tom Bernard, the co-presidents of Sony Pictures...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 2:59 PM
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Veterans Day pancake breakfast
| Oct 13, 2014
| 12:57 PM
Ah, to be 40 years younger! Larry David has just put the kibosh on Jennifer Lawrence's crush on him.
The "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Seinfeld" mastermind has responded to the Oscar-winner's declaration of stirrings "below the belt," comments that were...