| Oct 11, 2012
Sammi Kane Kraft, whose real-life baseball skills landed her the role of the pitching ace in the only film she ever made, 2005's "Bad News Bears," died early Tuesday in a car accident in Los Angeles. She was 20.
She was a passenger in an Audi that was...
| Oct 28, 2012
Just in time for the elections, actress and political activist Jane Fonda and music producer Richard Perry have sold their house in Hollywood Hills West for $8.5 million.
The traditional-style home was built in 1942 for actor Ronald Reagan and his...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 11:40 AM
Some comedians never make the transition to movie acting, nor do they need to. Between highly rated Comedy Central specials, CD, DVD and book sales and sold-out shows, Ron "Tater Salad" White has remained one of the most successful comedians on the planet...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Kinky Friedman, The Bipolar Tour
June 19, Café Nine, 250 State St., New Haven, (203) 789-8281, cafenine.com; June 20, Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville, (860) 693-9762, 41bridgestreet.com
The first thing you should know about Kinky...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th St.
*"The Waiting Room" (U.S.; Peter Nicks, 2012) Shot over five months in an Oakland public hospital, "The Waiting Room" explores the state of medical care for the nation's...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Last Sunday, "Girls," HBO's much-talked-about comedy, debuted its second season. I should qualify that "much-talked-about" description, since "Girls" is really only a major discussion point among young liberal urbanites around the country. It's in matters...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Once in a while, a movie slips under your radar. For about, oh, 20 years. In 'Big-screen blind spot,' we sit down with those 'classic' movies everybody but us has seen and give them the nostalgia critic treatment.
Confession: Until now, I had never seen...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 6:30 PM
The Irvine International Film Festival has nine Oscar-nominated short films on its program this year. As Oscar movies go, they're the most obscure — but are they any good? Features Editor Michael Miller reviewed each of the nominated films, rating...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 8:54 PM
I've written this 15th annual Holiday Quiz column in advance and buried a copy in a sealed container.
This way, if civilization is wiped out by the Mayan Apocalypse, future space explorers may be able to dig it up and discover how remarkably intelligent...
| Oct 29, 2010
Lisa Blount, who played Debra Winger's best friend in the 1982 movie "An Officer and a Gentleman" and later shared an Academy Award as executive producer of the live-action short film "The Accountant," was found dead in her home in Little Rock, Ark., on...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Jolie will write the forward on Thornton's forthcoming memoir....
| Apr 12, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly headed for a big-screen reunion, and why shouldn't they be? The last time these two worked on a film, the celeb-sphere was forever changed. The film that might bring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt back together...