| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson in "42," will portray James Brown in an untitled biopic of the soul singer.
"The Help" director Tate Taylor will helm the Universal Pictures movie from a script by "Fair Game" writers Jez and John-Henry...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:24 PM
The movie "42" arrived in theaters this spring swaddled snugly in the American flag.
Studio marketers declared the film to be "the true story of an American legend." With good reason: It's hard to find a more uplifting sports story than Jackie Robinson'...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Veteran actor Matthew Modine, whose latest film, "Jobs," opens Friday, will be the recipient of the HollyShorts Festival's Indie Maverick Award during opening-night festivities Thursday at the TCL Chinese 6 in Hollywood.
As part of the celebration,...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 10:52 AM
In space no one can hear you applaud, but down here on Earth critical acclaim is reverberating for Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity," the new thriller that opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday and will be released stateside Oct. 4. Starring Sandra...
| May 19, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Stage and film legend James Earl Jones once said, "It's hard for an actor to go wrong if he's true to the words that August has written."
As an actor and writer, I have found that statement to be true of only a few playwrights. There is usually at least...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 8:51 AM
After suffering a couple of box-office disappointments, Tom Cruise posted his first No. 1 film opening in years at the multiplex this weekend.
The 50-year-old's science fiction flick "Oblivion" was the only new movie to hit theaters this weekend and...
| Jun 17, 2012
Michael C. Hall of "Dexter" fame has listed his house in the Hollywood Hills at $1.995 million.
Built in 1933 as a Spanish-style home with a red tile roof, the house was modernized by mid-century architect Hal Levitt, who used it as his personal...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 11:53 PM
I got to see a preview of "42," the new movie about Jackie Robinson, on Thursday night. Players from Dorsey and Crenshaw were in the audience. It was enthralling. The history lessons that unfolded were so profound and emotional. Every......
| Apr 18, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Even the most oblivious of moviegoers will be well aware of "Oblivion" this weekend, as the Tom Cruise flick is set to claim No. 1 at the box office.
The "Mission: Impossible" actor's latest film, the only picture debuting nationwide this weekend, is...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Baseball's greatest story will be rewritten again Monday as the sport celebrates the 66th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's breaking the major leagues' color barrier.
Yet the man who wrote the story will be forgotten.
In every game, players from...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Jackie Robinson beat the odds again this weekend, as a film about the player who broke baseball's color barrier outperformed at the box office.
"42," which tells the story of the first African American Major League Baseball player, debuted with a robust...