| Aug 24, 2011
| 12:34 PM
One of the top Oscar winners in movie history, director William Wyler's classic - boasting the most famous chariot race ever filmed - gets a major home-video relaunch. Charlton Heston (who earned his own Academy Award for the epic) has the title role,...
| Aug 5, 2011
As burned out as we all are with the reboots and prequels -- and we wish Hollywood would just come up with some original ideas -- if a movie is great we forgive all that.
It’s always weird when you have a film that has cameos from a few of the...
| Oct 11, 2011
Former bass player with rock band Weezer
Mikey Welsh, 40, the former bass player for the alternative rock band Weezer, was found dead in a Chicago hotel room Saturday, police said.
Chicago police spokeswoman Laura Kubiak said employees of...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 8:21 PM
It seems counterintuitive to say the most successful portions of the Orlando Philharmonic's tribute to great movies came when I forgot the orchestra was there.
But in this case, that's a compliment.
In the season-opening pops performance, the...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 9:30 PM
Question: "Soylent Green" is one of my favorite movies. It reunites two of America's great actors, Charlton Heston and Edward G. Robinson, bringing both full circle from their iconic roles in "The Ten Commandments" to a bleak portrayal of a dystopian...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 5:48 PM
Pretty much everyone who wanders into Pat Summitt's office or visits her basketball practice these days has learned to fear the iPad. The coach keeps her tablet filled with brain-wrenching games.
Crossword puzzles and Sudoku. Math quizzes and memory...
| Dec 22, 2011
Robert Easton, a character actor whose command of a vast array of foreign and American regional accents led to a flourishing second career as a dialect coach to Hollywood stars such as Charlton Heston and Anne Hathaway, has died. He was 81.
| Jan 4, 2012
Ten days before Bob Anderson headed to the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki as part of the British fencing team, he responded to a call from a British film studio in need of three fencers to coach the lead actors for sword-fighting scenes in a new pirate...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 8:19 PM
How would you like to be remembered?
Each of us enters our Golden Years with that question in mind.
What's my legacy?
If you had a choice, would you prefer to be remembered as: a generous philanthropist; connoisseur of the arts; devoted spouse,...
| Apr 30, 2006
Isaac Newton Van Nuys, entrepreneur and member of the homesteading Lankershim group, has built the San Fernando Valley's first wood-frame house, its curb appeal immediately driving up prices in an area of adobe structures.
Van Nuys' house, which...
| Apr 20, 2007
THE TRAGEDY at Virginia Tech may tell us something about how a young man could be driven to commit terrible actions, but it does not teach us very much about gun control.
So far, not many prominent Americans have tried to use the college rampage as an...
| Apr 15, 2007
AS A CHILD, I often sat with my grandmother in the living room for the afternoon ritual of reading the papers. Every day, two of them smacked the sidewalk outside the house in Silver Lake — La Opinion and the Herald Examiner. Through thick bifocals,...