| Dec 11, 2011
Once upon a time — and by that we mean just a few months ago — it was the old-school horror genre that was being dusted off and repurposed into 21st century popular culture replete with wizards, werewolves, zombies and the hollow-cheeked...
| Jun 17, 2011
Simon Pegg is as close as you can get to a real-life geek superhero; his special powers include a real affection for Comic-Con culture and stepping into that imaginary world. As a boy, Pegg was swept away by his geek loves: live theater and the...
| Jul 31, 2011
Rachel Weisz, 41, digs into intense territory in her latest film, "The Whistleblower," opening Friday. Weisz, who recently married James Bond, a.k.a. Daniel Craig, plays the real-life Kathryn Bolkovac, a U.N. police monitor in Bosnia who exposes a sex...
| Aug 1, 2011
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Universal Studios Hollywood has announced plans for haunted attractions based on "The Thing," "The Wolfman," "Scream," "Hostel" and "House of 1000 Corpses" films as well as shock rocker Alice Cooper and the La Llorona folk legend while continuing to...
| Mar 4, 2010
It would be easy to dismiss the new book "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" as little more than a novelty. The title sounds more like a great "Saturday Night Live" sketch than a compelling read, and its author, Seth Grahame-Smith, was responsible for...
| Oct 25, 2008
There are certain roles in Hollywood that, once cast, simply stick like glue.
Sean Connery will always be James Bond. Anthony Hopkins will always be Hannibal Lecter. And Melissa Joan Hart will always be Sabrina the Teenage Witch, no matter how many...
| Jul 26, 2009
Here's another Sacramento reform for the long "to do" list -- one that wouldn't require a vote of the people or even the governor's signature.
Prohibit the Legislature from voting on any bill after sunset. No exceptions -- and especially not a budget...
| Apr 4, 2010
The iron chain falls with a clang as the old man steps into the dark, deserted hallway of Linda Vista Community Hospital. Lights flicker and a stench of mold hangs in the air. Down the main corridor, a lone metal gurney rests against a wall.
| Dec 6, 2008
Forrest J Ackerman, who influenced a generation of young horror-movie fans with Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and spent a lifetime amassing what has been called the world's largest personal collection of science-fiction and fantasy memorabilia, has...
| Sep 19, 2009
Arnold Laven, a film and television director and producer who was a partner in the production company that produced the TV series "The Rifleman" and "The Big Valley," has died. He was 87.
Laven died of complications of pneumonia Sept. 13 at Tarzana...
| Dec 19, 2009
Dan O'Bannon, the acclaimed science fiction/horror film screenwriter who was best known for writing the blockbuster hit "Alien" and who also directed and wrote the zombie fest "The Return of the Living Dead," has died. He was 63.