| Oct 1, 2009
| 4:33 AM
Whatever they paid John Williams for the music he created for "Star Wars," it wasn't enough. The sound of the great space opera is as singular and powerful as its alien visions, maybe even more so in some instances. John......
| Dec 3, 2008
A year ago, newly minted lawyer Shawn Foust approached a senior partner at his Century City firm with an idea: dedicate an entire practice to the video game industry.
Today, the 26-year-old coordinates a team of 20 lawyers at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Aug 12, 2008
I read in the paper last week that tween boys, or young males ages 9 to14, account for $50 billion in spending a year.
That's a lot of moolah, but I'm not surprised.
I have a 9-year-old budding tween and a 5-year-old boy who desperately wishes he were...
| Aug 14, 2008
GEORGE LUCAS, looking overheated under the midday sun, gamely worked the red carpet last Sunday at the world premiere of the latest cinematic installment to his space saga, " Star Wars: The Clone Wars." At one point, Lucas was photographed with one of his...
| Apr 8, 2008
| 12:05 PM
It's a storm in a Stormtrooper's helmet.
Lawyers for George Lucas' Lucasfilm Ltd. and a British prop designer faced off in London's High Court Tuesday over rights to the molded white Stormtrooper uniforms from the "Star Wars" films.
| Apr 29, 2008
Oscar-winning director David Lean was so obsessed with making movies that, lying on his deathbed 17 years ago, he was still determined to film "Nostromo," an epic drama based on the novel by Joseph Conrad.
"The day before he died I visited him,"...
| May 4, 2008
HARRISON FORD arrived at the private hangar he uses to fly in and out of Santa Monica Municipal Airport with the expression of someone waiting in line at the DMV. It's not that he is rude or mad, there's just other places he'd rather be -- the sky is...
| May 7, 2008
Thanks to CGI animation, the "Star Wars" saga is coming back to theaters this summer -- but George Lucas said fans shouldn't get their hopes up about any future films that take the epic beyond the point of Darth Vader's death at the end of "Return of...