| Mar 18, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Swedish journalist Stieg Larsson died suddenly (at only 50), shortly before the publication of his first novel, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." (The book's original title translates as "Men Who Hate Women" -- more thematically relevant but not...
| Apr 11, 2010
| 4:33 PM
This is a longer version of my Los Angeles Times Sunday Calendar cover story on "Inception," the most ambitious film to date from director Christopher Nolan. Most of the interviews in the story were conducted last year on the set......
| Mar 14, 2008
David Gordon Green's fourth feature is somewhat of a departure for a director known for his lyrical depictions of Southern life.
Based on a novel by Stewart O'Nan and set in an unidentified northern town in the dead of winter, "Snow Angels" opens with...
| Feb 27, 2008
The Oscars telecast was a ratings disaster this year. Twenty-one percent less of America tuned in Sunday night than did last year, and in even worse news for the academy, the awards were abandoned by a full 25 percent more of the coveted 18-to-49...
| Jan 22, 2008
This year's Oscar-nominated movies, especially larger-than-life epics such as "Atonement" and "There Will Be Blood," take you there -- but exactly where? Like actors' doubles, films often are shot in breathtaking locations that are stand-ins for the...
| Jan 26, 2008
With the Academy Awards ceremony in doubt because of the writers strike, sighting movie stars on the red carpet is becoming an endangered sport.
Organizers of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival -- which started Thursday and continues through...
| Feb 24, 2008
Angelina Jolie isn't just looking pregnant these days -- she really is.
The actress created a stir at Saturday night's Spirit Awards when she showed up with partner Brad Pitt on her arm and a noticeably pregnant belly beneath her waist.
| Dec 7, 2007
No one in Hollywood quite knows where "The Golden Compass" is pointing, though it appears to be south of blockbuster status.
New Line Cinema hopes its action-adventure fantasy epic, opening today at 3,528 theaters in the U.S. and Canada, launches the...
| Jul 4, 2008
NESTLED IN the hills to the west of the Hollywood sign, Runyon Canyon is a see-and-be-seen hiking circuit, heavy on the unleashed dogs. As a workout, it's a dust-bowl journey of around 45 minutes, during which one sometimes passes -- amid the halter-...
| May 11, 2008
THE VERY last scene of last year's hit film "Juno" pointed toward one small path in music's future: star Ellen Page sitting on a stoop, singing a song by obscure boy-girl folk duo the Moldy Peaches. Her leading man, Michael Cera, sang along, but he was...
| Apr 10, 2008
Thomas Haden Church is a man of contradictions.
He's gamely appeared in a posh hotel dining room to talk about his new movie, "Smart People," but home on his Texas ranch is clearly where his heart is: His worn long underwear peeks out from a freshly...