| Sep 26, 2009
Model-turned-actress Natasha Henstridge, who starred as the alluring human-alien hybrid Sil and her clone Eve in the sci-fi horror "Species" films, has sold her Sherman Oaks home for $1.75 million.
The traditional-style house, which was built in 1935 and...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Asa Butterfield is the starry-eyed young actor who played the lead role in the Oscar-nominated "Hugo." He jumps up several levels to play Ender Wiggin, a pre-teen of the future called upon to save Earth from attack by insect-like alien invaders.
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:10 PM
The novel “Ender's Game” was the first of Orson Scott Card's multi-volume “Ender Saga,” and the film “Ender's Game” — the first bigscreen adaptation of Card's work — clearly hopes to be only the first of a...
| Oct 31, 2013
In step with its sensitive, tactically brilliant 12-year-old hero, "Ender's Game" is a bit of a tweener, neither triumph nor disaster, a war-games fantasy with a use-by date of Nov. 22, when the new "Hunger Games" movie comes out.
Its central action...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 9:33 PM
Friday Marvel released a character poster for the villain of "Iron Man 3," The Mandarin, played by Ben Kingsley. The poster follows a similar one for Guy Pearce's character in the film, Aldrich Killian....
| Feb 13, 2013
| 4:32 PM
As part of its quarterly film series that continues its Characters Unite public service campaign geared toward promoting greater tolerance and acceptance, USA Network will be airing a special presentation of Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning 1993 film...
| Feb 4, 2013
Okay, this new teaser for Iron Man 3 from the Super Bowl gives me all I need to know that I'm going to be in line for this flick when it hits theaters in May! Quick hits of Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin, Don Cheadle as War Machine (or is he Iron Patriot?)...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:36 PM
About halfway through writing the script for "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" (which opens at the Wilmette Theatre next week), Edward Burns says he found himself at a crossroad. "Do I want to make the big, crazy, funny, holly-jolly Christmas Irish family...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 11:07 AM
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Directed by Martin Scorsese
Starring Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Michael Stuhlbarg, Frances de la Tour, Richard Griffiths, Jude...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 8:32 AM
Alas, the English-born actor will not be taking on the role of Iron Man's greatest arch-foe, Mandarin, a wealthy Chinese scientist and martial-arts expert turned criminal mastermind whose immense power is derived from highly advanced alien technology....
| Dec 21, 2011
| 1:25 PM
Directed by Martin Scorsese.
A kids' movie by Martin Scorsese? Yes and no. Hugo is the first movie directed by Martin Scorsese that kids can go see, but it's not simply a kids' movie in the usual sense of that term. Or, put another way, it'...