Los Angeles Times

John Horn

Writer

John Horn no longer works for the Los Angeles Times. He had previously covered the film business. 

Recent Articles

  • Angelina Jolie relies on 'sweat equity' in making 'Unbroken'

    Angelina Jolie relies on 'sweat equity' in making 'Unbroken'

    Angelina Jolie had directed only one film before she decided to adapt Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption." Jolie's retelling of the heroic tale of Louis Zamperini was a big step up from her first feature, the $10-million, Bosnia-set art house...

  • Angelina Jolie found Louis Zamperini of 'Unbroken' inspiring

    Angelina Jolie found Louis Zamperini of 'Unbroken' inspiring

    From within the sea of cast and crew she emerged, looking far less like one of the world's most recognizable movie stars than a random, plainly dressed member of the "Unbroken" production team. Wearing a simple black blouse and slacks and walking with no train of assistants or handlers, the director...

  • Antoine Fuqua, Denzel Washington reteam for 'The Equalizer'

    Antoine Fuqua, Denzel Washington reteam for 'The Equalizer'

    A pair of 50-pound dumbbells rested on the ground outside of Antoine Fuqua's trailer on the set of "The Equalizer," which was filming at an abandoned Lowe's hardware store several miles outside of Boston. It would be easy to assume they were there for Denzel Washington, who plays the reluctant...

  • 'Judge' a departure for David Dobkin, Robert Downey Jr.

    'Judge' a departure for David Dobkin, Robert Downey Jr.

    For David Dobkin, 'The Judge' was a way to break out of the comedy king mold. For Robert Downey Jr., it was a chance to play a cerebral, emotionally congested character.

  • '22 Jump Street': Phil Lord, Chris Miller are a fresh brand in comedy

    '22 Jump Street': Phil Lord, Chris Miller are a fresh brand in comedy

    Channing Tatum simply couldn't come up with enough curse words fast enough, so Jonah Hill stepped into the vulgarity breach. The actors were improvising a scene about improvisation last October, as the "21 Jump Street" veterans were graduating from the last film's high school setting into college...

  • Gia Coppola joins family business with feature-film first 'Palo Alto'

    Gia Coppola joins family business with feature-film first 'Palo Alto'

    Very early in "Palo Alto," you hear the voice of a judge issuing a teenager's probation guidelines. Although you never see the adjudicator, the uncredited speaker is clearly Francis Ford Coppola. A few minutes later you can spot, affixed to the bedroom wall of one teenage character, a poster for...

  • Sutton Foster gives a scarred performance as 'Violet'

    Sutton Foster gives a scarred performance as 'Violet'

    A little more than halfway through "Violet," the musical revival that recently opened on Broadway, the show's central characters gather in a Memphis dance hall. The band, playing directly behind the actors, starts thumping, and people start boogieing. The tempo builds, and a bluesy singer suggestively...

  • China's cinematic censors say 'No' to 'Noah'

    China's cinematic censors say 'No' to 'Noah'

    When Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises were finishing up "Noah," they looked to an unusual market to release the $130-million biblical epic: China. Paramount has enjoyed tremendous success in the world's most populous nation, with "Transformers" and "Mission: Impossible" scoring big hits...

73°