| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Fantasy and horror filmmaker Guillermo del Toro does big, big, big movies. But he's going very small for his next side project: he's directing the couch gag for an upcoming episode of "The Simpsons."
The couch gag -- the short little bit that constantly...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:33 AM
"Boardwalk Empire" is coming back for a fifth season.
HBO announced Thursday that the critically acclaimed series will be back for another year. Last weekend, the series picked up five Emmy Awards -- for art direction, hairstyling, sound mixing, sound...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:01 PM
With the "Breaking Bad" series finale coming this weekend, it's certain that a flurry of spoilers are going to be plastered across Facebook and Twitter.
But there is a way to avoid seeing them without having to spend Sunday night under a rock.
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Fans of Suzanne Collins' trilogy "The Hunger Games" have to wait until late November to see the second installment in its film adaptation, but at least they can secure their spots: Advance tickets for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" are now on sale....
| Oct 2, 2013
Mark Fajardo's first weeks in the very public job of Los Angeles County coroner coincided with the deaths of two TV actors — one from "That '70s Show" and another from "Rizzoli & Isles" — and the toxicology report from the car-crash death of...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:05 PM
As "The Simpsons" enters its second quarter-century, its still getting major notoriety for one minor aspect of the show: the ever-changing couch gag that opens most episodes. Hot on the heels of the Guillermo del Toro-directed Halloween couch gag comes...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In her book "Pure Lust: Elemental Feminist Philosophy," famed theologian and radical feminist Mary Daly imagined a female-run hag-ocracy, a new world of Witches, Crones, Harpies, Furies and Amazons.
Or, as we like to call it, television.
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:00 AM
POTSDAM, Germany — Biting cold and a blue, blue April sky marked the day as perfect for a foot race.
On the back lot of Babelsberg Film Studio here outside of the German capital, young actors Sophie Nélisse and Nico Liersch took their marks, got...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:25 PM
On Friday, April 12, Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles slept without trouble, which wouldn't be news except for one thing.
The next day, ElAttrache had a pair of surgeries scheduled on athletes whose combined price tag this...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:40 PM
If anyone ever asks you what "Thor: The Dark World" has in common with "Blondie Goes Latin" and "Bomba and the Jungle Girl," here's the answer: It's the eighth movie in its franchise.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe, as "Thor's" particular franchise is...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:57 AM
The titular hammer-wielding superhero returns in "Thor: The Dark World," this time to stop a race of dark elves from plunging the universe into blackness. But, despite all creation hanging in the balance, film critics are somewhat unmoved by the god of...