| Nov 9, 2010
This summer, programmers at Go Country 105 radio in Los Angeles unveiled a new single called "Country Strong" and asked listeners to guess who was the twangy alto belting out lines about how she's "hard to break, like the ground I grew up on."
| Jan 17, 2011
Ricky Gervais may have indeed "warned" the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. that he'd pull no comedic punches and spare none of Hollywood's sacred cows in reprising his hosting role on the 68th Golden Globes broadcast.
Nonetheless, a visible contingent in...
| Jan 17, 2011
The opposite of dull and deferential is not snotty and abusive.
Just a little notion someone might have mentioned to Ricky Gervais before he once again took the stage at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday night as host of the 2011 Golden Globes. Last year, the...
| Mar 13, 2011
The Beauty of Humanity Movement
Penguin Press: 312 pp., $25.95
It begins and ends with pho — in a noodle shop in Old Hanoi. Old man Hung is a true professional — his delicious soup is a metaphor for a dying way of...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 9:43 AM
A week or so ago, we asked you to vote for the 10 best sports movies of all time. And, 9,280 ballots later we unveil your picks.
No. 9: "Rudy" (97 first-place votes, 17,053 points)
Created by the writer Angelo Pizzo and director David Anspaugh, the same...
| Nov 16, 2008
Forty-six years ago, when Sean Connery played his first hand of chemin de fer clad in a shawl-collar tuxedo as James Bond in "Dr. No," the world was a much different place. Dressing up for dinner was de rigueur, and high-tech meant a shortwave radio...
| Jun 1, 2008
"Stop looking down at your feet and stare straight ahead," says Queen Jazzmun, as I skitter across the hardwood floor in 6-inch Barbara Bui platforms like a newborn giraffe. "The heels are the mistress, and you are the slave. Submit."
But who's going...
| 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...
| May 22, 2008
We're lucky. As blockbuster moviegoing season gets into full swing this Memorial Day weekend, we live in a place where it's just as easy to see that new, hot indie as it is to see that old, familiar Indy (think crystal skulls). We get to do so in any...
| Feb 7, 2010
| 4:33 PM
"Up in the Air" won the USC Scripter Award on Saturday, competing against three of its competitors at the Oscars -- "District 9," "An Education" and "Precious" -- as well as "Crazy Heart." The fifth Oscar nominee is the adapted script for "In the Loop."...
| Mar 31, 2010
| 4:33 PM
M. Night Shyamalan has a massive plan in mind for "The Last Airbender" -- a patient film trilogy that presents a fantasy epic and also grows progressively darker as its young characters (and actors) mature in front of moviegoers. That......