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  • FIRST LOOK: Asgard's gleaming throne room in 'Thor'

     
    COMIC-CON 2010 Here's a first-look image of the majestic throne of Odin (Anthony Hopkins) in the city of Asgard, where Thor (Chris Hemsworth) kneels before his father in the 2011 film from Disney's Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures. This ran......
  • COMIC-CON 2010: Michel Gondry's two favorite movies? 'RoboCop' and 'Back to the Future'

     
    Later Friday, Michel Gondry, the French director of "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," will visit the Hall H stage at Comic-Con International to promote "The Green Hornet," a masked-man action-comedy starring Seth Rogen. It turns out that -- like......
  • 'Harry Potter' stars dominate BAFTA TV nominations

     
    Although Daniel Radcliffe was snubbed two years ago by the BAFTA TV Awards -- the British equivalent of the Emmy Awards -- for his performance in the telefilm "My Boy Jack," six of his older "Harry Potter" co-stars are contending in top races at this...
  • Thor and more: Richard Wagner's influence on superheros

     
    The roots of Thor and many other comic book figures stretch back to Wagner's epic and earlier. Look, up in the sky! In case you haven't noticed already, our entertainment stratosphere has grown crowded with muscle-bound superheroes in almost every...
  • Laurence Fishburne has found a joy supreme

    Laurence Fishburne has found a joy supreme
    The first thing you notice is the assured bearing and the deep, authoritative voice (this guy did play Morpheus, after all). Then the judicious observations, the strategic dropping of a timely anecdote, the eyes that calmly take your measure, like a...
  • British TV cops are a tormented lot

    British TV cops are a tormented lot
    Channel-surf almost any night of the week in Britain and chances are you'll come across a gruesome crime drama featuring a dark and tortured soul whose brutal, morally repellent deeds make you recoil in horror. And that's just the detective. The...
  • 2011 Summer movies list

    2011 Summer movies list
    May 6 The Beaver A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
  • The Sunday Conversation: Rita Wilson

    The Sunday Conversation: Rita Wilson
    Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks co-chair one of L.A.'s quirkier show business traditions: the Shakespeare Center's annual fundraiser, "Simply Shakespeare." Now in its 21st year, the benefit, a celeb-studded reading of "The Merry Wives of Windsor," comes to...
  • Book calendar events for the week of May 8, 2011

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Amelia Saltsman: The author of "The Santa Monica Farmers' Market Cookbook: Seasonal Foods, Simple Recipes and Stories from the Market and Farm" will demonstrate recipes from her cookbook. Book signing...
  • Comic-Con 2010: In search of the next Christopher Nolan

    Comic-Con 2010: In search of the next Christopher Nolan
    When the big studios commit big bucks on their big franchises, the list of directors deemed equal to the task suddenly can grow very small. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: New directors: An article in Monday's Calendar section about studios'...
  • Audiobooks are going Hollywood

    Audiobooks are going Hollywood
    When it came to reading a book out loud, Dustin Hoffman was a bit rusty. The last time he had done something similar was in New York City in the late 1960s, right after filming "The Graduate." A local radio station had recruited 30 or so people, including...