| Oct 30, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Melancholy runs deep in "Private Peaceful," a richly appointed British period piece about fraternal loyalty adapted from the book of the same name by "War Horse" author Michael Morpurgo.
Set in rural England during the turn of the 20th century, the...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Event cinema distributor Arts Alliance has inked a pact with Simon Cowell's Syco, Modest! and Sony Music Entertainment to release pop band One Direction's latest concert movie in theaters worldwide.
Arts Alliance plans a release of more than 10,000...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Dave Legeno, the actor who played werewolf Fenrir Greyback in three "Harry Potter" films, was found dead Sunday in Death Valley.
The 50-year-old was found by a couple of hikers early in the morning near a remote wash, L.A. Now reported. A California...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
BBC Worldwide North America has acquired all rights in the U.S. and Canada to "Private Peaceful," featuring the final performance by the late Richard Griffiths.
The World War I drama, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, is directed by Pat O'Connor ("...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Judd Hirsch will fill the shoes of the late Richard Griffiths in the revival of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" coming to the Ahmanson Theatre in September.
Griffiths had been scheduled to costar alongside Danny DeVito at the Ahmanson, but the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Actor David Krumholtz has left the upcoming revival of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" at the Ahmanson Theatre. The production, starring Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch, is scheduled to begin preview performances Sept. 24.
A spokesman for Center Theatre...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Theater festivals have the potential to galvanize an audience, but in a sprawling city already awash in performance, the importance of sharp curating can't be overemphasized.
Radar L.A., an adventurous amalgam of international theater, made a winning...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch blow into a downtown steakhouse like a comedy hurricane.
They've arrived straight from rehearsal for their upcoming show, "The Sunshine Boys," at the Ahmanson Theatre, and the tone of their entrance shtick owes something...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"The Hollow Crown," which begins Friday on PBS under the venerable standard of its "Great Performances," comprises four Shakespeare plays, often called the Henriad as there is a King Henry (Henry IV, then Henry V) in each of them.
It's too much to say...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:20 PM
The knock against Neil Simon in the early days was that he cared more about his punch lines than his characters. "The Sunshine Boys," his 1972 play about the rocky reunion of a pair of elderly vaudeville comics, attempts to turn this playwriting vice into...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Despite the relative success of such later features as "Secrets and Lies" and "Topsy Turvy," Mike Leigh's 1990 "Life Is Sweet" — the film that first got him noticed internationally — has apparently never been released on disc in the U.S. until...