| Nov 23, 2008
Hancock Sony, $28.96/$34.95; Blu-ray, $39.95
In the summer of "Iron Man" and “The Dark Knight,” the decidedly rattier "Hancock" came off as something of an also-ran, though in its own way, this offbeat, ground-level adventure was every bit as...
| Dec 7, 2008
They say that timing is everything in comedy. What "Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America" (Twelve: 384 pp., $45) makes clear is what a time and place 20th century America was for the art. In this chock-full-of-photos volume, authors Laurence...
| Nov 1, 2008
If Hollywood had true royalty, Tori Spelling -- the daughter of Candy Spelling and the late Hollywood producer Aaron Spelling -- would be its reigning princess. And the princess is switching castles.
Spelling just bought a Tuscan-style villa in Encino...
| Nov 16, 2008
Stephen Kearin grew up wanting to be a vet, but he now works with animals in an entirely different capacity. For " Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," Kearin read lines opposite members of the all-star cast, which includes Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and David...
| Apr 18, 2008
"The Forbidden Kingdom" is kung fu light, the kind of martial arts family film that results when the director who made "Stuart Little" and "The Lion King" gets to work with Jackie Chan and Jet Li.
Of course, the great martial arts films of the past didn'...
| May 22, 2008
In case you grown-ups missed it, there came a point somewhere between the advent of Nickelodeon's awards-show slime and Eddie Murphy's transition to PG-rated movie star that goop and flatulence stopped being objectionable material and transformed into the...
| May 25, 2008
ARE YOU ready for "Zohan" vs. "Guru"?
Next month, Adam Sandler ("You Don't Mess With the Zohan") and Mike Myers ("The Love Guru") will put out new movies -- pieces of funny business that will open with much fanfare and then fade away, before returning on...
| Jul 6, 2008
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"Hancock," a film about a petulant, perpetually drunken superhero, proved to be review-proof as well as bulletproof this weekend, overwhelming competitors and giving star Will Smith his fifth top-selling film on a Fourth of July weekend.
| Aug 29, 2005
MIAMI -- Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight, whose name is synonymous with the music genre's violent history, underwent surgery Sunday for a gunshot injury he suffered in a Miami Beach nightclub, police said.
Knight, 40, who was expected to recover from...
| Oct 5, 2009
Alain Bernheim, a producer and literary agent who with humorist Art Buchwald sued Paramount Pictures for using their concept for the 1988 film "Coming to America," has died. He was 86.
Bernheim, a Hollywood Hills resident, died Friday of complications...
| Jun 27, 2009
Actor Charlie Sheen of "Two and a Half Men" and his wife, Brooke, have listed their 1927 Mediterranean in Los Feliz at $3,697,000.
The Sheens spent the past year restoring and decorating the gated villa, which has four bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms. But...