| Nov 28, 2012
| 1:49 PM
A man has a casual affair with a woman and then dumps her. The woman, now with child, longs for his return but is coldly rebuffed. Humiliated and left with nothing to live for, she kills herself with a sharp blade to the throat.
The story of Puccini's...
| Dec 13, 2011
As founder, chairman and chief executive of National Research Group Inc. from 1978 to 2003, movie market researcher Joseph Farrell introduced the concept of market testing to Hollywood, originating now-standard industry practices such as audience tracking...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 9:33 PM
Charlotte Stoudt reviews Anne Archer in 'Jane Fonda and the Court of Public Opinion' at Edgemar Center for the Arts...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 4:38 PM
The Beverly Hills International Film Festival begins Wednesday at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater with the U.S. premiere of “The Black Tulip,” a drama from Afghanistan. Other Beverly Hills International Film Festival selections will screen at the...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 2:21 PM
Denise Crosby was originally cast to play Counselor Troi, and Marina Sirtis was cast as a security chief named Lt. Macha Hernandez. Shortly before filming the pilot, the two switched roles and the security chief's name was changed to Lt. Natasha Yar.
| Mar 12, 2012
| 5:41 AM
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Not many men can sing a good Frankie Valli cover. (Ooo, those high notes.)
But this rendition of "Working My Way Back to You" felt like it might blow the tin roof off this town's charming old Power House Theatre, which up until...
| Oct 29, 2008
Milton Katselas, a prominent acting teacher and director whose students included George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, Michelle Pfeiffer and hundreds of other actors, has died. He was 75.
Katselas, who founded the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school in 1978,...
| Feb 20, 2009
The documentary category is where Hollywood wears its conscience on its sleeve, and this Oscar season's nominees have the politically engaged members of the industry buzzing more than usual over the range and variety of topics.
Partly, that's because the...
| Apr 28, 2009
Please note! All dates subject to change without notice. "Limited" means limited release on that date.
Battle for Terra 3D (Roadside Attractions) This animated war movie is an ecological allegory about humans invading a peace-loving alien planet...
| May 1, 2009
The Internet Hate Fest for Matthew McConaughey reached its nadir this past week, with one blogger going so far as to call the goofy-go-lucky dude "Satan."
But give the Devil his due. Whatever it is about him that so gets under some folks' skin, he's...
| Jan 11, 2009
Reporting from Ventura, Riverside, and San Diego Counties -- Why, you may ask, are we rushing north on Interstate 5 and veering east on California 126 into the Santa Clara Valley? Why are we pulling off the road by a fruit stand and slipping into the...
| Feb 6, 2009
By ROGER MOORE
Sentinel movie critic
Here's a look at films with scheduled 2009 release dates -- all dates are subject to change without notice.
Coraline (Focus) The latest animation from Henry Selick (Nightmare Before Christmas) concerns a...