| Jun 10, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Screenwriters all around town Thursday got a big laugh reading Nikki Finke's new post that blasts away at Alex Young, the former 20th Century Fox production co-president who is now taking the fall for the mangled development process that led......
| Jun 10, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Two beloved properties from the '80s will be duking it out for No. 1 at the box office this weekend. Sony Pictures' remake of "The Karate Kid" and 20th Century Fox's big-screen adaptation of the television show "The A-Team" are......
| Nov 28, 2010
After a hard day at play on the local soundstages, some of the world's greatest musicians like to go out and play some more — for live audiences.
FOR THE RECORD:
L.A.-area big bands: An article in the Arts & Books section...
| Jul 25, 2010
Talking to Girls About Duran Duran
One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut
Dutton: 274 pp., $25.95
I hate the '80s. I'm not saying I hate the days of my youth, but I hate burnished nostalgia for an era in which I just...
| Oct 7, 2011
Character actor usually played the heavy
Charles Napier, 75, a prolific character actor whose granite jaw and toothy grin earned him tough-guy roles in movies like "Rambo: First Blood Part II," died Wednesday at Bakersfield Memorial...
| Nov 27, 2011
It has been a busy real estate year for former "Friends" cast mates. Actors Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry have both sold places. Now actor-director David Schwimmer has put his home in Hancock Park on the market at $10.7 million.
The roughly 11,000-...
| Aug 29, 2010
In the autumn of 2008, China's best-known filmmaker, Zhang Yimou, found himself at a career crossroads.
The multiple Oscar nominee had spent the previous two years away from movies, orchestrating the opening and closing ceremonies for Beijing's Olympics,...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 12:23 PM
Survival proves hugely challenging for an oil-rig crew, whose plane crashes in the wilds of Alaska, in this purposely grueling melodrama from director Joe Carnahan ("The A-Team").
Liam Neeson stars as the potential savior of the wreck's survivors,...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 7:51 AM
Is this purgatory?
We have a group of men society left behind, working at an outcast oil rig in Alaska. These are the kind of men who only call each other by their last names. The plane taking them back to civilization crashes in an even more remote...
| Jan 26, 2012
The title "8 Million Ways to Die" was already taken, so "The Grey" had to settle for "The Grey," named for the plus-size wolves waging war on the desperate human survivors of an Alaskan wilderness plane crash. Tough situation. Frostbite. Wolf bite....
| Jun 17, 2010
| 7:28 PM
Does it seem a bit lazy to remake "The Karate Kid" minus the karate? Now everybody's kung fu fighting — fast as lightning, rib-cracking action that makes the 1984 original seem as rough as "Joanie Loves Chachi."
Dre (Jaden Smith) reluctantly moves...