| Jun 3, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Amy Kaufman is back on the Hero Complex with an insightful piece about "Splice" star Sarah Polley. This is a longer version of Kaufman's story in today's edition of the Los Angeles Time Calendar section. Sarah Polley had just arrived......
| Apr 12, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Going to the movies always involves a little disappointment, since what is promised is rarely what is delivered. But in terms of depressing experiences, it would be hard to top going to see Tina Fey and Steve Carell, the stars......
| Apr 19, 2010
| 4:35 PM
As the Bangles have reminded us, waking up from a lazy weekend into a manic Monday can be quite cruel. Luckily, for the next two Mondays, thereâs some extra-dreamy dream-rock in which workaday plebeians can partake -- for free! Shoe-gazing rock band...
| Nov 6, 2011
Cameron Crowe thought he would be directing a Marvin Gaye biography, not wrangling a herd of ostriches on the Thousand Oaks set of "We Bought a Zoo."
The legendary soul singer and wild animals would seem to have little in common, but Crowe the boyish 54-...
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| Sep 23, 2011
Rock documentaries made by fans of the band fall into two categories: They either exclude nonbelievers or draw them into the fold. "Pearl Jam Twenty" starts out exclusionary but opens the gates before it's through.
Writer-director Cameron Crowe, whose...
| Sep 29, 2009
| 4:32 AM
"More Than a Game" is a soul-stirring documentary about a close-knit group of Akron, Ohio, grade school kids who grow up to be the greatest high school basketball team of their generation. It doesn't hurt that one of the kids......
| Aug 10, 2008
It was Aug. 11, 1973, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Onstage was Marc Bolan, the enigmatic singer of T. Rex, in a shiny purple jumpsuit unzipped to his navel, wailing on a Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar. A halo of bushy hair swung around his face,...
| Apr 10, 2008
FILM festivals are justifiably infamous for gluttonous parties, craven swag suites and break-the-bank bidding wars. But does having played the festivals actually help sell tickets when the movie finally hits theaters? The makers of two movies opening this...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 10:53 AM
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — When Chris Tucker and Jon Voight are grooving side by side to Rick James' "Give It To Me, Baby," you know the surreal dream that is the Vanity Fair post-Oscars party is playing out again.
For many of the nominees and...