| Oct 9, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Patrick Goldstein at our sister blog, The Big Picture, was deeply puzzled by the news that Oscar winner Adrien Brody is taking on the lead role in "Predators," producer Robert Rodriguez's revisiting of the alien-hunter franchise. Here's an excerpt: The......
| Oct 18, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Los Angeles Times staff writer John Johnson Jr. writes about science for the paper, not science fiction, so you don't see his name pop up in this blog. That changes today, though, because Johnson and the scientists he covers are......
| Oct 28, 2009
| 4:33 AM
Robert Rodriguez, a 14-year-old Latino boy, was shot and killed on Friday, Oct. 23, in the 15400 block of Vanowen Street in Van Nuys, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials. Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said......
| Mar 11, 2008
IT'S hard to imagine New Line Cinema without Bob Shaye, its prickly paterfamilias. The company is being absorbed into Time Warner's Warner Bros. film division, with Shaye and most of the employees being cast adrift. Long after he'd sold his company in...
| Dec 12, 2008
After slamming on his car brakes in front of two cyclists riding down a narrow stretch of Mandeville Canyon Road and injuring them, Christopher Thomas Thompson gave police the impression that the incident this summer was no accident.
| Jul 24, 2008
IT'S THE Cannes of Capes, the World's Fair for Fanboys, the ultimate Bazaar of the Bizarre. Comic-Con International gets underway today at the San Diego Convention Center and 125,000 fans will attend this frothy celebration -- and hard sell -- of pop...
| Jan 16, 2008
| 5:50 PM
1. Before being called the Sundance Festival, Utah's annual film festival was called the Utah/US Film Festival--and was held in Salt Lake City.
2. Robert Redford is not the founder! The Utah/US Film Festival was founded in 1978 by Sterling van Wegener--a...
| Oct 22, 2009
Where you've seen her
With 19 years in the business, Marley Shelton has played a wide range of roles, especially lately: "In the last couple of years, I was a lesbian anesthesiologist who is attacked by zombies [in both 'Grindhouse' movies], a basketball...
| Mar 1, 2009
On a wintry day here last year, Zack Snyder hunkered down in a dank prison cell, peered between the bars and watched bloodthirsty inmates run riot. All the smoke and screams only made him smile; the fiery cellblock he saw before him looked nearly...
| Apr 5, 2009
JCPenney, the quintessential American department store, has enlisted Charlotte Ronson to inject its staid racks with a dose of downtown New York cool.
Ronson, 31, sister of music producer Mark and DJ Samantha (her twin), has been designing clothes for...
| May 1, 2011
A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...