| Jan 24, 2012
| 10:47 AM
All my friends think I wake up early for the Oscar nominations. It’s baffling how little they know me. I love nothing more in life than sleeping in. And why wake up early to pull an Elvis and shoot the TV screen at the idiotic nominations that...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 3:14 PM
An estate in Bel-Air that was previously owned by television host Merv Griffin is for sale at $6.995 million.
The 5,500-square-foot single-story house is set at the end of a gated driveway beside a circular motor court. The red-tile roofed home...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:28 PM
Ryan Gosling is the nominal star of this high-octane action tale, but the performer really to watch here is Albert Brooks, stunningly effective in a role that's a huge change of pace for him. He plays a crime kingpin who's part of the scenario when a...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 2:39 AM
Here's what happened. What's happening. And what will happen:
Dow loses 633 points today, Nasday 168 (WSJ)
Albert Brooks afternoon Tweet: "Not sure how the stock market works. Today was bad, right?"
Santo family to spread Ron’s ashes at...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 8:50 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences paid homage this year to the early days of cinema by bestowing the lion's share of Oscar nominations on two films that are valentines to the early days of cinema. "Hugo," Martin Scorsese's heartfelt love...
| Feb 26, 2012
The Hidden Hills estate that pop icon Britney Spears had been leasing for $25,000 a month is back on the market.
Ronald N. Tutor, chief executive of the construction firm Tutor Perini, is listing the equestrian-zoned property at $9.995 million.
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:40 AM
I’m not one of those critics that compares every movie that comes out to a similar movie that’s a classic.
I didn’t like Mrs. Doubtfire not because it wasn’t as good as Tootsie (one of my all-time favorites). It’s because...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 10:00 PM
***1/2 (out of four)
Five minutes. That’s how long you have when you hire Driver (Ryan Gosling, great in “Crazy Stupid Love” and soon starring in George Clooney’s “The Ides of March”) to whisk you away from a robbery....
| Sep 15, 2011
| 7:34 AM
Steven Soderbergh se ha destacado por nadar con igual eficacia en las turbias aguas del cine comercial (Ocean Eleven, Erin Brockovich) y en las mansas corrientes del cine Indie (Sex, Lies and Videotape, Che), pero cuando intenta...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 9:19 PM
"Drive" is all about mood but without the edge.
This noir-ish crime story will remind you a lot of Michael Mann's "Heat" in its look and deliberately slow pace. Like that movie, it favors long, smoldering stares over dialogue, punctuated by sudden...
| Jul 29, 2011
I have seen the future of great filmmaking…and her name is Miranda July.
Of course, I thought that at various times with Quentin Tarantino and M. Night, so…maybe the jury’s still out.
The Future is a quirky film I fell in love...
| Feb 25, 2007
When you think of Ken Davitian, you probably think of him naked, obese and pendulous, nearly suffocating the tall but waifish Sacha Baron Cohen in their famous naked hotel room fight in the hit movie "Borat."
But there is so much more to Davitian, the...