| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Maybe there's still time to stop this crazy thing: A "Flowers in the Attic" TV movie is a very bad idea.
In case you're not familiar with the trashy 1979 novel, let me give you a thumbnail sketch; it's been burned into my brain since adolescence. In V....
| Feb 11, 2009
Much of the world seems to have written Africa's problems off as insolvable, and nowadays, if you ask a lot of Americans to name an ongoing tragedy, they'd probably point first to the U.S. economy.
Hollywood's political activists are trying to pitch in...
| Feb 13, 2009
Only Hollywood could make a cause of celebrating causes during the season of its self-congratulations -- or as the industry likes to call it, the run-up to the Oscars.
This year's award season, with all its spinoff charity events, has been particularly...
| Jun 6, 2008
In “Miss Conception,” Heather Graham plays Georgina, an Englishwoman who fights with her baby-hating boyfriend just before finding out she has exactly one -- count it, one -- ovum left and two weeks to go before the lonesome egg swan dives...
| Jan 23, 2008
Heath Ledger, whose chiseled good looks made him a heartthrob to millions and who won movie fame for playing a tragic homosexual cowboy, was found dead in a Manhattan apartment today, police said.
The body of the Australian actor, who won an Academy...
| Aug 30, 2009
Four years ago, Harris Wittels was just another alternative- comedy nerd with big dreams, the kind of guy who started doing stand-up in junior high, revered the sketches on HBO's "Mr. Show" and could recite the late comic Mitch Hedberg's bits from memory....
| Mar 8, 2009
Thriller writers log thousands of miles in search of the best places for their characters to misbehave. Whether a story is set on the streets of Bangkok or in a small Southern town, authors travel widely to find the right location for the latest...
| Apr 9, 2011
Graphic novels filled with shape-shifting, power-pulsing heroines, seminars on social networking, pirate treasure hunts, an intergalactic bar and grill and lots of quirky costumes.
It may sound like something straight out of Comic-Con — except...
| Nov 7, 2010
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Kim Gottlieb-Walker: The author of " Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae" will present and sign her new photography book. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175....
| May 1, 2011
A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 2:30 PM
At 83 on June 16, Vilmos Zsigmond — regarded as one of the 10 most influential cinematographers by the International Cinematographers Guild — still has a full plate. The Big Sur-based cinematographer for such classic '70s films as "Close...