| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Richard Dreyfuss has a lot on his mind. And he's more than willing to share.
Among his talking points: the beleaguered state of civics education and filmmaking today — most roles in new films are "stupid," he believes — studying at Oxford,...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Where were you in the summer of '73?
Like a lot of Americans, you might have been in a theater or drive-in movie basking in the nostalgic glow of "American Graffiti."
George Lucas' enduring and endearing coming-of-age-story set during the course of...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 9:23 AM
A couple of weeks ago, millions of people talked about (if they didn't always watch) a made-for-cable movie about Los Angeles enduring a flying-shark attack. Thirty-eight years ago it was Steven Spielberg's "Jaws"; this summer it was Ian Ziering's...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:00 PM
“Sharks. Tornado. Sharknado.”
That, right there, was the entire promo ad for the Syfy channel’s latest campy, poorly produced, shamefully acted, and horribly written masterpiece.
Look, I’m a seasoned vet...
| Jul 14, 2012
One day in 1962, the Hollywood legend Darryl F. Zanuck turned to his 27-year-old son, Richard, seeking advice.
Whom, the elder Zanuck asked, should he appoint head of production of 20th Century Fox, which had fallen on hard times and was losing...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:44 PM
First published on April 24, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 5:09 PM
"Is this really happening?" Nicholas McCarthy asked as he stepped carefully along an icy sidewalk toward the theater.
An evening full of red carpets and party people was fading. It was almost midnight on the first Friday at the Sundance Film Festival....
| Jan 20, 2012
| 5:26 PM
Nicholas McCarthy found himself in the Santa Monica offices of Content Media, an independent movie company, sensing that his life had reached a crossroads.
His 11-minute thriller had just played at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. He had...
| May 8, 2012
| 5:45 AM
Universal Orlando's salute to 100 years of filmmaking history replays more than 200 clips from the movie studio's vault on a watery canvas in the theme park's lagoon.
PHOTOS: New attractions coming to Universal Orlando
Creative Director Michael Aiello...
| Sep 12, 2012
Filmed shark for 'Jaws'
Ron Taylor, 78, an Australian marine conservationist who helped film some of the dramatic underwater footage used in the classic shark thriller "Jaws," died Sunday at a Sydney hospital after battling leukemia....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Turner Classic Movies is set to present the U.S. TV premiere of Mark Cousins' acclaimed 15-hour documentary, "The Story of Film: An Odyssey," beginning Sept. 2.
The cable network will show Cousins' documentary with a complementary program of 119...