| Apr 5, 2010
| 4:33 PM
As decisions go, it was the same kind that faced the 1970s souls who had to pick just the right warlock-and-serpent mural for their customized van. Should the Pegasus be white or black? Maybe glowing red eyes too? And what......
| Apr 11, 2010
| 4:33 PM
A Sunday cover story in the Los Angeles Times Arts & Books section by David Ng takes a look at the long-running, and just plain long, Ring Festival operas by Richard Wagner -- produced in Los Angeles for the first......
| Apr 15, 2010
| 4:33 AM
"IRON MAN 2" COUNTDOWN: 23 DAYS Tony Stark breaks all the rules (even the one that says superheroes must keep a secret identity), and he always seems to comes out on top -- that's why we love him. But now......
| Mar 9, 2008
BUILDING a superhero from scratch is noisy and hazardous. "Let's find a place where it's quieter!" The man shouting was Kevin Feige, the president of production for Marvel Studios, the Hollywood start-up that takes flight on May 2 with its first film,...
| Jun 23, 2008
Would you believe . . . $39.2 million?
The old espionage spoof trick worked to push Steve Carell's "Get Smart," the big screen update of the 1960s spy sitcom, to the top of the box office over the weekend.
Although reviews were mixed, the Warner Bros....
| Jun 25, 2008
Sp far this summer, I've had my brain pummeled by Robert Downey Jr. flying around in a techno-suit, Adam Sandler as an invincible (and priapic) former Mossad agent, Steve Carell as a nerdy indestructible super spy, Harrison Ford as a Teflon 60-year-old...
| Jul 6, 2008
| 11:02 AM
"Hancock," a film about a petulant, perpetually drunken superhero, proved to be review-proof as well as bulletproof this weekend, overwhelming competitors and giving star Will Smith his fifth top-selling film on a Fourth of July weekend.
| Jun 12, 2008
WITH HIS 1982 film debut as a window-smashing skinhead teen in "Made in Britain" and his Oscar-nominated sadist fop in the Highlands period drama " Rob Roy," Tim Roth has routinely been considered one of film's most exciting performers. The actor, though,...
| Jun 15, 2008
WHEN Marvel and Universal studios decided to reboot the Hulk just a few years after director Ang Lee brought the mean, green comic-book creature to multiplexes, they quite literally went back to the drawing board. Director Louis Leterrier's $150-million...
| Jun 16, 2008
"The Incredible Hulk," the action movie about a man whose temper transforms him into a green beast, was the top film at U.S. and Canadian theaters this weekend with sales of $54.5 million.
The movie topped director M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening," a...
| May 8, 2008
COUNTLESS comic-book bad guys have made the fatal mistake of underestimating the Hulk. Have Hollywood and the media made the same costly error?
For weeks, industry gossip and news reports have focused not only on the shaky stance of Friday's “Speed...