| Apr 11, 2008
"Leatherheads," last weekend's release starring George Clooney and Renee Zellweger, was the kind of quirky movie that needed help from critics despite its prominent cast. Instead, Universal Pictures' screwball-football comedy, a period piece aimed at...
| Apr 15, 2008
| 4:16 PM
By Steve Lopez Los Angeles Times Columnist
Escaping the heat in a hotter clime
In a glass house above Malibu, Charlie Bonner is getting set to split for Cabo when the phone rings.
Charlie Bonner went to the closet and shoved his wife's...
| Apr 27, 2008
TO become a mega-movie star these days, a man must don the tights. With a few notable exceptions like Leonardo DiCaprio, who had the good fortune to be in the highest-grossing movie of all time (that would be "Titanic"), almost every $20-million man has...
| Apr 27, 2008
Five years later . . .
From the Associated Press
TODOS SANTOS, Mexico -- The mangled body of suspected Marenco Cartel drug lord Vincent Palmieri -- who appeared to have been shot twice and also attacked by sharks -- washed ashore early Tuesday morning...
| May 8, 2008
WHEN imagining a chance encounter between actor Matthew Fox and, say, a father and his grade school son, one would probably peg the dad as the one having the glint of recognition, making the awkward approach and perhaps pleading for some hint about what's...
| 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...
| Jun 6, 2008
While UCLA and USC dominate the market for film schools in this city, there is a third. Loyola Marymount University's school of film and television bills itself as a film school with "storytelling as the centerpiece" and a vision "grounded in humanism,...
| Jul 2, 2008
Tell everyone about "Tell No One." Not just because this is a top-notch thriller so twisty you may forget to breathe, but because for a long time it looked like you wouldn't be able to tell anyone at all.
For even though "Tell No One" was a top performer...
| Jul 24, 2008
There were no long lines of costumed fans at the first San Diego Comic-Con, and certainly no movie stars or press coverage. Back in 1970, a small crowd showed up at a downtown hotel to sift through musty, vintage issues of "Whiz Comics" and "Sheena: Queen...
| Jul 24, 2008
IT'S THE Cannes of Capes, the World's Fair for Fanboys, the ultimate Bazaar of the Bizarre. Comic-Con International gets underway today at the San Diego Convention Center and 125,000 fans will attend this frothy celebration -- and hard sell -- of pop...
| Mar 8, 2009
In the shattered calm of the Mexican night, sitting atop a railroad tanker car, Cary Joji Fukunaga didn't yet know that a man was being murdered. But he'd heard the screams, gunshots and shouts in Spanish of "Bandits!" and he was bracing to make a run for...