| Apr 6, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Charity Bribes is hoping to cajole "Curb Your Enthusiasm's" Larry David into joining Twitter by donating money to his favorite charity. The only problem is that Larry David doesn't know it yet....
| May 3, 2012
| 4:37 PM
"Chained," Jennifer Lynch's serial-killer movie starring Vincent D'Onofrio, has been given an NC-17 rating by the MPAA. The director asks why....
| May 4, 2012
| 9:38 PM
Disney studio chief opening: Since Bob Iger fired studio chief Rich Ross, the media have tossed all sorts of prominent names into the hopper as potential successors. But who would want the job?...
| Mar 17, 2012
We know filmmaker David Lynch for the dark surrealism of "Eraserhead," "Blue Velvet," "Inland Empire" and "Twin Peaks," as well as for his deep, abiding love of coffee.
Lynch is also passionate about transcendental meditation, which he first took up...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:44 PM
First published on April 24, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south...
| Jun 6, 2012
Herb Reed was in his 20s when he founded the Platters in Los Angeles in 1953, naming his vocal group after the term used by radio DJs for the vinyl records of the day.
Well into the digital download era — and into his 80s — Reed was still...
| Jan 24, 2012
Bingham Ray, the co-founder of October Films, one of the top independent film distribution companies of the 1990s, and a former president of United Artists who was a leading force in independent films for more than two decades, died Monday. He was 57....
| Aug 5, 2012
Sandi Tan's past is teeming with ghosts. The Pasadena-based filmmaker-turned-novelist isn't a "seer" herself — she's a self-described scaredy-cat and doesn't particularly enjoy supernatural books and movies — but her childhood in Singapore...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 1:06 PM
It’s no longer unusual for vintage silent films to be shown with live music provided by a pianist, organist or even an orchestra. Occasionally, enterprising presenters host screenings of classic sound films with on-site orchestral backing: “...
| Aug 26, 2010
| 4:33 PM
"Star Wars Uncut," which is waiting for you at www.starwarsuncut.com, is a shot-for-shot crowd-sourced remake of "Star Wars," diced into 15-second segments and re-created, reenacted, reanimated and recontextualized piece by piece by fans from around the...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Getting the French electronica experts of Daft Punk to open up about what music they're listening to these days is no mean feat. The duo â Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo â like to keep their cards close to......