| May 9, 2008
You could call Harmony Korine’s "Mr. Lonely" a comeback, but that would imply the return was anticipated, or that it heralds a return to form. I'm not sure either description applies. "Mr. Lonely" is just as unconventional, by Hollywood standards,...
| May 18, 2008
JON BRION'S last night at Largo was epic. The singer-songwriter's free-for-all Fridays at the tiny Fairfax Avenue nightclub had been drawing capacity crowds for more than a decade, but his May 2 show was historic: his final turn before owner Mark Flanagan...
| May 25, 2008
FOR THE last three Indiana Jones films, Indy has served as the franchise's sole fashion plate: the bullwhip curled at his hip, the dusty leather jacket, the messenger bag slung across his chest. And of course, the trademark battered brown fedora.
| May 22, 2008
At the end of an impressive if murky reflecting pool in the middle of a lawn so verdant it seems out of place, the original Hollywood swashbuckler, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., lies buried in one of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery's most ostentatious mausoleums....
| Jun 1, 2008
"Stop looking down at your feet and stare straight ahead," says Queen Jazzmun, as I skitter across the hardwood floor in 6-inch Barbara Bui platforms like a newborn giraffe. "The heels are the mistress, and you are the slave. Submit."
But who's going...
| Jun 20, 2008
If Richard Attenborough ever follows up his Charlie Chaplin biopic with a project dedicated to cross-eyed wonder Ben Turpin, casting the leading role won't be hard. Ben Kingsley's the man!
The strenuous new Mike Myers vehicle "The Love Guru" is all about...
| Jul 6, 2008
THIS SEASON'S sartorial tale of two cities may have started with slump-chested pessimism in Milan, where the answer to the sorry state of the world was to throw in the towel, stay home from the office and protest in your pj's. But it ended in Paris last...
| Jul 4, 2008
In her second solo show in Los Angeles, Kristen Morgin strips away the sentimentality that made her earlier works look nostalgic -- so obsessed with yesteryear that they seemed to have been made by someone with her heart set on turning the clock back. Her...
| Jun 25, 2007
Many people, while conceding that recreational walking is a convenient, low-tech and effective exercise, complain that it is much too boring to be worthy of their efforts.
As a regular walker around Hollywood and West Hollywood for 25 years, I have found...
| Dec 17, 2007
Dozens of striking film and TV writers are negotiating with venture capitalists to set up companies that would bypass the Hollywood studio system and reach consumers with video entertainment on the Web.
At least seven groups, composed of members of the...
| Dec 17, 2007
Qiu Jirong sits at a mirror in his dressing room, painstakingly applying his theater makeup.
First the white, then firm strokes of gold, black and finally red -- the face paint that will transform him into a colorful fairy-tale character in China's...
| Sep 30, 2009
During the late 1940s and throughout the '50s, there was no hotter dance team than Marge Champion and her second husband, Gower Champion.
The diminutive Marge and the tall, lanky Gower waltzed across the stages of nightclubs and theaters and starred on...