| Sep 20, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Check out this story from the U.K.'s The Guardian (with links added by yours truly). What's next, you won't be able to bring battle-axes to the theater to see "The Hobbit"? I'm hoping this guy gets a fancy attorney, you......
| Sep 18, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Use the Force, Mr. President. President Barack Obama, light sabre in hand, hosted an event on the South Lawn of the White House on Wednesday with the White House Office on Olympic, Paralympic and Youth Sport, Chicago 2016 and United......
| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:53 AM
Johnny Depp is a tough act to follow, so Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo brought in the heavy artillery today to announce plans to update the Star Tours attraction at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim and Disney's Hollywood......
| Aug 28, 2009
| 1:25 PM
One need not list example after example of bad news dominating the headlines of late, but the desire for escapism has never seemed stronger. Economic woes and the success of genre fiction, time and time again, are directly correlated, which explains why...
| Aug 7, 2009
| 10:26 AM
How does one expose the secret systematic slaughter of 23,000 dolphins?
It helps to have a billionaire, plus a dedicated activist, a neophyte filmmaker, two of the world's best free-divers, a former avionics specialist from the Canadian Air Force, a...
| Jun 14, 2009
Roger "Bill" Terry, the only member of the all-black group of World War II pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen convicted in what became known as the Freeman Field Mutiny, died of heart failure Thursday at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center....
| Apr 24, 2009
Ken Annakin, a British director whose films included the family-adventure classic "Swiss Family Robinson," the madcap comedy "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines" and the World War II epic "The Longest Day," has died. He was 94.
| Apr 7, 2009
Southwest of downtown L.A., University Park is an enclave filled with cultural institutions, the grand homes typical of West Adams, and a few notable new restaurants. At its center is the University of Southern California's main campus, which is...
| Feb 15, 2009
A female voice floats from a loudspeaker, sounding preternaturally calm amid the morning chaos inside Los Angeles Opera's costume shop on South Alameda Street downtown.
"We're ready for a dwarf in Fitting Room 2," the voice intones.
In recent days,...
| Feb 6, 2009
Time was people looked to the cool kids for guidance, but nowadays, everyone wants to be like the geeks.
Following four rabid fans on a quest to sneak an early peek at "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace," Kyle Newman's "Fanboys" presents...
| Jan 8, 2009
Ned Tanen, a highly regarded former president of Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures in the 1970s and '80s who presided over hits such as "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" and "Top Gun," has died. He was 77.
Tanen, whose credits as an independent...