| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:34 PM
There are weeks when popular culture functions as if unified by a single, invisible thread, powered ever forward by ego, ambition and staggering sums of cash. At other times, the culture seems to operate in a continuous feedback loop, trumpeting and...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The spectacular 22-year partnership of Walt Disney Co. and producer Jerry Bruckheimer will come to an end next year, signaling the Burbank company's changing priorities and how the shifting sands of the movie business are affecting A-list producers.
| Sep 9, 2013
| 1:37 PM
A swarm of TV zombies has overwhelmed newly released movies. In its first week in release, the third season of the AMC series "The Walking Dead" was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title, beating film titles "The Great Gatsby" and "Pain & Gain."
| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
On-screen, Vin Diesel's default setting can be described as coiled rage and brutal efficiency.
In the films that put him on Hollywood's star map, the buff and bald actor hefts big guns: from artillery to his own softball-sized biceps. He punches the...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Somewhere there is a casting agent who, whenever he needs a butt-kicking soldier to die valiantly, thinks, "Michael Biehn." Recall "Terminator," "The Rock" or "The Abyss." All soldiers, all KIA. Even when Biehn played a cowboy in "Tombstone," it ended...
| May 20, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Jennifer Lawrence returns as Mystique in "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and she's got a costumed photo to prove it.
Director Bryan Singer is bringing new meaning to the phrase "behind the scenes," using social media to pique fan interest for his next...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Brock Lesnar says he has "never been in the habit to look back."
So as he nears his return to a fighting stage Sunday at Staples Center, he's hyping fights differently from when he was the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion.
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:52 PM
There are roles worth shaving your head for … I'm thinking Anne Hathaway's severely shorn locks in "Les Misérables," Ben Kingsley's meditative pate in "Gandhi," and Oscars for both. Buzzed is an easy way to say tough with real conviction —...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Simon Cowell egged — it's something we're supposing any number of "American Idol" and "Britain's Got Talent" wannabes have wanted to see for years now.
And on Saturday night, during the "BGT" finale, it happened.
During a performance by an...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:42 PM
A trio of action films took the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray spots last week as the explosion-packed blockbusters from the spring started to hit retail shelves.
In its first week in release, the White House-set thriller "Olympus Has Fallen" was the No....
| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:33 AM
"G.I. Joe: Retaliation," starring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum, is dominating in home entertainment. The big-budget action film from Paramount is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray disc title, as well as the top rental.