| Jan 31, 2015
| 5:39 PM
Harry Potter fans dressed in their finest wizard garb and greeted cast members of the movie franchise at Universal Orlando on Saturday with shouts and squeals.
As part of the weekend's "Celebration of Harry Potter," James and Oliver Phelps, Evanna Lynch...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 2:59 PM
"Pride," a drama set in 1984 about gay and lesbian activists raising funds for striking British miners, was named best film of the year Sunday night at the Moet British Independent Film Awards in London.
Andrew Scott and Imelda Staunton won supporting-...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 1:59 AM
The seventies might be called the Golden Age of Disaster Movies: the floodgates (as it were) opened with the original "Airport" (1970), and out gushed a deluge of multistar, big-budget entries like "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972) and "Black Sunday" (1977)...
| 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...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Simon Pegg and Christopher Plummer may be busy hawking "Hector and the Search for Happiness" at this year's Toronto Film Festival, but the stars of the offbeat comedy aren't so sold on the concept of happiness itself. At least not happiness of the pure,...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 4:18 PM
"Metro Manila," a thriller about a poor farmer who moves his family from the rice fields of the northern Philippines to Manila in hopes of a better life, was the big winner Sunday evening in London at the Moët British Independent Film Awards, earning...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:55 AM
The drama "Starred Up" earned the most nominations for the 16th Moet British Independent Film Awards on Monday morning, receiving eight, including best film, best director for David Mackenzie, best actor for Jack O'Connell and supporting actor for...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Before becoming a widely lauded songwriter, Jimmy Webb was just another aspiring musician living in a dingy Los Angeles apartment.
The Oklahoma transplant would wander from his low-rent flat in Silver Lake to a place that would inspire one of his most...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Renowned British actor Terence Stamp was initially hesitant to take on the role of a curmudgeonly pensioner in the touching new film, "Unfinished Song," opening this week at the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena.
"I don't know if I play ordinary that well,"...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Last summer in the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Summer at the Center program, which provides musical training for at-risk teenagers, the instructor taught the class a medley of songs with wordless choruses: "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye," "Gettin'...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:40 PM
To tweak a time-honored line from Charles Dickens, it's the best of songs and the worst of songs.
Pop music is full of love-it-or-hate-it milestones, but perhaps no work has inspired more polarized reactions than "MacArthur Park," the seven-minute mini-...