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  • James Cameron: Hollywood's new king of retread cinema

     
    For the longest time, there has been a remarkable consistency to James Cameron's filmmaking career. He would take years and years--and then even more years--and finally surface with a movie that was remarkably original, shockingly new and pretty much...
  • How Hollywood's franchise sequels have become catnip for top directors

     
    According to a variety of Web reports, Darren Aronofsky, the gifted filmmaker behind such indie delights as "The Wrestler" and "Requiem for a Dream," has a tough career decision to make. For his next film, should he direct an original......
  • David Ellison raises $350 million to co-fund movies with Paramount

     
    In an era when outside movie capital is tough to come by, David Ellison, the 27-year-old son of Oracle founder and Chief Executive Larry Ellison, has raised $350 million to co-finance movies with his studio partner Paramount Pictures. The funds......
  • 'Will Eisner' by Michael Schumacher

    'Will Eisner' by Michael Schumacher
    Although he neither coined the term "graphic novel" nor invented the form, Will Eisner ranks among America's most celebrated and influential sequential artists. The creator of "The Spirit" (a comic book hero who solved crimes without recourse to...
  • It's still music to Dan Wallin's ears

    It's still music to Dan Wallin's ears
    Just before noon on a clear fall day, the Newman stage on the 20th Century Fox lot is alive with bright lights, hovering microphones and a full 105-piece orchestra. It's one of the final scoring sessions for "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,"...
  • Pixar's John Lasseter was inspired by 'Dumbo'

    Pixar's John Lasseter was inspired by 'Dumbo'
    JOHN LASSETER, the award-winning animator and CEO at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, has directed two "Toy Story" films, "A Bug's Life" and "Cars." But what counts as his favorite movie of all time? "Dumbo," the 1941 Disney classic animated...
  • At last, Hollywood serves up some well-done chefs

    Something fresh happens onscreen in "No Reservations," the newest in that newly burgeoning genre, American foodie cinema, and it's not the sea bass poached in a court bouillon with sautéed batonnet of carrots and zucchini (though that fish with vegetables...
  • L.A.'s screening gems

    Perhaps the only people who brag more about their illustrious alumni than Ivy Leaguers are the deans of film schools. At USC, the names dropped are Robert Zemeckis, Jay Roach, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. UCLA proudly lists Francis Ford Coppola, Gore...
  • 'How to Train Your Dragon' was fire-tested during whirlwind production

     
    The March 26 release of "How to Train Your Dragon" is getting strong early reviews (like the one in Entertainment Weekly and another in Variety), and Los Angeles Times film reporter John Horn has an interesting look at the making......
  • 10 best films to see Paris on the silver screen

    If springtime in Paris isn't going to work for you this year, rent a movie and pretend -- until you can book a flight and go. Here are my Top 10 picks for films that best show off the French capital. For scenes from these memorable films, go to latimes....