| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:00 AM
James Gandolfini, the Emmy-winning actor who swaggered his way to fame as the murderous, clinically depressed mob boss on HBO's groundbreaking drama "The Sopranos," died Wednesday on vacation in Rome. He was 51.
The cause was a heart attack or stroke,...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Even at 80, Costa-Gavras is fighting the good fight.
The Greek-born, naturalized French writer-director best known for his politically charged films such as 1969's Oscar-winning "Z" and 1982's "Missing," found himself in the middle of police action in...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:18 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out how to come back as a house cat in my next life.
The Skinny: I now am one of those people who no longer has a home phone. It feels a little weird even though I never used it and didn't even know the number. Will...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Peter Rainer, noted Christian Science Monitor film critic, Bloomberg News columnist and reviewer for NPR's FilmWeek, reflects upon his three-decade career in "Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Era."
| Jun 5, 2013
| 7:25 PM
WASHINGTON — When screenwriter Mark Boal went seeking Pentagon and CIA help on last year's hit movie "Zero Dark Thirty," he wooed glamour-starved official Washington with the classic Hollywood pitch: Let's do lunch.
Boal promised "a real L.A....
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Another Broadway season, another cavalcade of television and movie stars testing their stage mettle.
Some come to build their acting muscles, others come for the publicity splash, and a select few come because they simply can't stay away. The chance...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 2:00 PM
The Los Angeles Film Festival occupies a unique and challenging middle ground. It comes after the annual opening festival rounds of Sundance, Berlin, South by Southwest and Cannes but before the fall circuit that includes Telluride, Venice, Toronto, New...
| May 1, 2013
| 8:30 AM
How many films about the search for and killing of Osama bin Laden can the market bear? The answer appears to be three — a bad one, a good one and now, a messy but provocative one.
National Geographic Channel's docudrama "Seal Team Six" was...
| May 4, 2013
| 2:00 PM
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Since opening at Sundance this year, this sci-fi-inflected indie drama has been described as "baffling," but even though it's a complicated film, its basics aren't that...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 11:04 AM
About 200 late-night moviegoers had to stay for hours past the credits while a hostage situation unfolded at a nearby Nordstrom Rack at the Promenade at Howard Hughes Center. One moviegoer had an unspecified medical problem as patrons were told......
| Jan 10, 2013
| 7:13 AM
The 85th Academy Award nominations managed to offer some surprises Thursday morning — industry pundits were buzzing about the omission ......