| Mar 22, 2013
| 8:12 PM
For those of us not directly invested in Apple, the stock's trajectory over the last six months has been a thrill ride to rival anything you'll find at Magic Mountain.
Since hitting an all-time peak of $705 in mid-September, the shares have been on a...
| May 30, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Further deepening ties between Hollywood and China, Legendary Entertainment's Chinese film venture has signed a multiyear agreement to co-produce movies with China's largest film distributor.
This agreement with Legendary East marks the first time China...
| May 19, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Stage and film legend James Earl Jones once said, "It's hard for an actor to go wrong if he's true to the words that August has written."
As an actor and writer, I have found that statement to be true of only a few playwrights. There is usually at least...
| May 7, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Ray Harryhausen, the stop-motion animation legend whose work on "The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms," "Jason and the Argonauts" and other science fiction and fantasy film classics made him a cult figure who inspired later generations of filmmakers and special-...
| May 7, 2013
| 12:04 PM
Directors, actors and animation fans of all stripes saluted Ray Harryhausen on Tuesday as news of the visual effects pioneer's death reached Hollywood.
Harryhausen, the stop-motion animator of such classics as 1955's "It Came From Outer Space," 1958's...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:07 AM
After the coffee. Before the flight to a rainy New York City.
The Skinny: By the time most of you read this I'll be in the air on my way to the Big Apple for the broadcast upfronts and real pizza. I'm listening to "The Boxer" as I write this just to...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In 1980, R. Crumb produced a set of 36 trading cards called “Heroes of the Blues.” It’s a great little set, backing Crumb’s drawings with short biographical sketches of performers such as Blind Blake, Charlie Patton, Big Bill...
| May 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In the late 1970s, long before he penned "The Satanic Verses," before he sparked a global uproar between Islamic fundamentalists and free-speech advocates and became a marked man, before he turned into a celebrity man of letters who dates models and...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 11:00 AM
ALBUQUERQUE — Johnny Depp was the picture of breezy relaxation as he walked bare-chested across the "Lone Ranger" film set in the high desert of New Mexico last May — despite the punishing midday glare and the pelting sand from a brewing...
| Jun 27, 2012
You can take Walter Mosley out of Los Angeles — in fact, Mosley did so himself, moving to New York decades ago — but you can't take L.A. out of Walter Mosley. The master of several genres keeps the city present, from his Easy Rawlins detective...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Separating truth from fiction in the enduring fairy tale of fragrance...