| Jan 4, 2012
Ten days before Bob Anderson headed to the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki as part of the British fencing team, he responded to a call from a British film studio in need of three fencers to coach the lead actors for sword-fighting scenes in a new pirate...
| Mar 28, 2008
NEW YORK -- "The Tudors," the racy, richly appointed series that returns to Showtime on Sunday for its second season, has never purported to be obsessed with authenticity.
But creator and executive producer Michael Hirst admitted he took substantial...
| Jun 15, 2008
"OH, COME on, that's pretty sexy," said IMG Global Media President and former HBO honcho Chris Albrecht at a swank screening room.
Everyone had just been exposed to the first two episodes of "Secret Diary of a Call Girl," the English television show that...
| Jan 22, 2008
Sometimes, when winter lingers in your bones, you probably wish you could get out of Dodge. You long to fly to distant places for great, soul-stirring adventures and palate-pleasing meals bursting with foreign flavors. But how can you travel without plane...
| Jan 28, 2008
"No fate." It's from a movie. To be exact, it's from "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," the huge 1991 vehicle for future California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. If you know your Terminator lore, you know that this sequel took the evil Terminator from the...
| Dec 18, 2009
One of life's oddities is how often a series of genuinely comedic incidents congeals into, if not tragedy, then tragic loss.
Robert Sellers certainly has no intention of turning readers' thoughts in that moody direction, but "Hellraisers: The Life and...
| Mar 31, 2009
From the mystical overtones of "Ghost" to the primitive sounds of "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome," to the Russian balalaikas in "Doctor Zhivago," composer Maurice Jarre always seemed to find the right signature for every film he scored. And unlike so many of...
| Mar 31, 2009
Maurice Jarre, the French-born composer who won Oscars for his powerfully evocative scores for the David Lean epics "Lawrence of Arabia, "Doctor Zhivago and "A Passage to India," has died. He was 84.
Jarre died in his sleep Saturday at his home in Malibu...