| Mar 7, 2013
"No" is a terrific film, and word got out very quickly at last year's Cannes Film Festival, where the Chilean docudrama deservedly made a lot of noise even though it played outside the main competition categories. No less than "Argo," "Lincoln" and...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 8:24 AM
“Deathtrap” at Stage Door Theatre is a Rube Goldberg machine of a thriller, a complex device that accomplishes a simple task through a convoluted and whimsical series of chain reactions.
Maybe this is not an inspired staging, but it is a...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Writing literary fiction is a pursuit for neither the impatient nor the faint of heart. It takes years to learn the craft, then more years to break into the famously insular, heavily guarded world of high-level publishing. It's a slog, in short,...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:34 AM
The Golden Bear closed down in January 1986, though to hang around people who frequented the place, you might swear the dark, cozy, intimate musical venue once located near PCH and Main is still there. People speak of it in such loving and present terms,...
| Oct 17, 2012
In the excellent new drama “Mr. Sophistication,” veteran comedian/actor Ron Waters (Chicago-native Harry Lennix) is tempted by the notion that fame means he exists on a different level in society.
“I think any honest celebrity would see...
| Jul 31, 2011
Although the makeover movie genre often thrusts men into padded superhero suits, the silver screen has offered up a handful of memorable male metamorphoses that required little more than a change of clothes, a shift of the shoulder and an attitude...
| Jul 16, 2011
Singer Katy Perry and comic actor Russell Brand have bought a Sunset Strip-area compound from former National Lampoon Chief Executive Daniel Laikin for $6.5 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. Perry and Brand are in the process of selling their...
| Aug 3, 2010
Tom Mankiewicz, a screenwriter and premier script doctor who made his reputation working on such James Bond films as "Diamonds Are Forever," "Live and Let Die" and "The Man With the Golden Gun," has died. He was 68.
Mankiewicz, who received a...
| Jan 1, 2011
Character actor got
Bill Erwin, 96, a veteran character actor remembered for his role as Arthur the bellman in the 1980 fantasy film "Somewhere in Time" and his Emmy-nominated guest appearance on "Seinfeld," died Wednesday at...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Good Tuesday Morning, Felllow Seekers. It's Tuesday, June 26, 2012. And there are a mere five days to go before the start of the new fiscal year. In 1948, the U.S. began its famed Berlin Airlift. In 1956, Congress approved......
| Jul 13, 2012
| 10:40 AM
It seems strange to ask — rude even — given Superman’s long history as a bulletproof champion of American pop ......
| Dec 2, 2011
| 4:42 PM
Nine months ago, Hall of Famer Karrie Webb earmarked half of her $200,000 first prize from the LPGA's Founders Cup for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to continue researching a cure for paralysis. This week brought the foundation's opportunity...