| Dec 7, 2009
| 9:32 PM
David Maisel, chairman of Marvel Entertainment Inc.'s movie studio, is expected to leave the company once the Walt Disney Co. completes its $4-billion acquisition of the comic book giant. A Marvel spokesperson confirmed that Maisel plans to leave, first...
| Dec 11, 2009
| 4:33 PM
This is a longer version of my cover story in this upcoming Sunday Calendar section of the Los Angeles Times. -- G.B. There were inscriptions written above the entrance of the Temple of Apollo at the Oracle of Delphi, and......
| Sep 19, 2009
| 4:34 AM
SERIES True Life: MTV offers a quartet of new episodes of its documentary series (1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. MTV). Eco Company: This new series seeks to get kids into a greener frame of mind (2 p.m. KTLA). Law......
| 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,...
| Jan 15, 2009
Diana Noble, a 32-year-old insurance underwriter and self-described movie freak from Cleveland, joined Flixster.com to make friends with other movie buffs.
That's where Nick Montalbano, a 37-year-old Ford salesman and fellow horror film fan from Toledo,...
| 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...
| May 11, 2008
THIRTY miles outside town, in a wet, stunningly bleak meadow ringed by moss-draped Oregon ash, vampires are playing baseball. They're decked out in a hodgepodge of vintage jerseys, caps and striped socks, presumably collected over their last century of...
| 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...
| 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....