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I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands — humans — can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the...
Many actors are finding easy money in doing voice-over work for radio and television commercials. But it is very unlikely that anyone landed an easier gig than Al Pacino, who didn't lift a finger to get a plum voice-over spot with Chrysler Jeep. The...
Al Pacino will star as Joe Paterno in the movie "Happy Valley", a film about the life of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. Brian De Palma will direct the film, which is expected to come out in 2014, The movie will be based on the...
In 2008, the screenwriter Mark Boal sought an appointment with a retired special-forces operator. Boal was researching a movie about the fruitless search for Osama bin Laden in the caves of Tora Bora six years before, and he wanted insight into how U.S....
Hero Complex - movies, comics, fanboy fare - latimes.comAfter traveling 352 million miles, NASA‘s Curiosity rover is rolling into history amid the rust-colored ridges of Mars. But pop culture and the arts ......
Hero Complex - movies, comics, fanboy fare - latimes.comIt was one of the early roles that launched Sissy Spacek's Hollywood career — now Chloe Grace Moretz appears ready ......
24 FramesNoomi Rapace, the 32-year-old Swedish actress who played Lisbeth Salander in the three original “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” films, is the star of the new Ridley Scott film "Prometheus." Casting her as the lead character Elizabeth Shaw...
Sue Mengers, an unapologetically brash talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79. For two decades, Mengers was one of...
24 FramesIn conjunction with its currrent photography exhibition, "Herb Ritts: L.A. Style," the Getty presents a new film series, "What Becomes a Legend," which opens Saturday afternoon with the famed 1921 romance "The Sheik," starring the silent screen heartthrob...
George Kuchar was perhaps the most prolific and influential filmmaker most moviegoers have never heard of. With his twin brother, Mike — and later, alone — Kuchar made some of the earliest films in the 1960s explosion of underground movies....
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Company TownSue Mengers, a veteran talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79. At the time of......
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