| Apr 3, 2008
After crushing a jeep in "Jurassic Park," destroying buildings in "Mars Attacks" and battling Tom Cruise with automated machinery in "Minority Report," special effects master Michael Lantieri was raring to put his FX superpowers to use for "Superhero...
| May 18, 2008
Steven Spielberg, who at 22 was hired by Universal to a long-term contract, started out his career as the teacher's pet of the Movie Brat generation. With the unveiling of his first Indiana Jones escapade in 19 years today at Cannes, he's proffering yet...
| May 30, 2008
Alexander "Sandy" Courage, who composed the soaring theme for the “Star Trek” TV series in the 1960s and was an Emmy Award-winning, Oscar-nominated arranger, has died. He was 88.
Courage, who had been in declining health since 2005, died...
| Jun 12, 2008
My stomach churning, the sun beating down on my aching cranium, I slowly uncurl my fingers from their death grip. My eyelids creak open. I'm lying on my back, with my upper torso restrained by a harness and my legs feebly kicking in midair.
| Nov 26, 2009
When it comes to popular entertainment, the late Michael Crichton was about as successful as any writer could hope to be.
His 15 novels and four nonfiction works have sold a staggering 150 million copies worldwide. Fourteen of his books were made into...
| Mar 28, 2009
With its technical innovations and reliance on realism, "ER" changed dramatic television. And when NBC pulls the plug on the show Thursday after 15 seasons, "ER" will leave behind a splintered prime-time landscape as the networks struggle to compete in...