| Mar 9, 2012
| 8:40 AM
This week's leading literary adaptation is "John Carter," a movie crafted from a sci-fi tale by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the author who also brought us Tarzan.
Chicago-born Burroughs (1875-1950) scraped by in various careers until 1910, when he began...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 7:59 PM
"21 Jump Street" (R). Two cops join a secret unit and use their youthful appearances to go under cover as high-school students. TownMall Cinemas (1:30, 4:30, 7:40, 10:15 p.m.)
"A Thousand Words" (PG-13). In this comedy, Eddie Murphy plays a...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 5:03 AM
San Diego's Comic-Con International is always full of hype and bombast for movies and TV projects designed to appeal to ......
| Feb 14, 2013
| 3:12 PM
John and Dejah, Mary Jane and Peter, Catherine and Vincent, Jean and Scott. On Valentine's Day, we turn to our ......
| Jun 6, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91.
Bradbury died Tuesday night in Los Angeles,...
| Aug 15, 2012
Joe Kubert was never a superstar comics artist — his work didn't have the necessary bombast or polished edges — but the man who drew ragged, soulful soldiers in "Sgt. Rock," "The Haunted Tank" and "Enemy Ace" did something his characters would...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 6:55 PM
It was 100 years ago when fictional character John Carter began entertaining magazine readers with legendary exploits in other worlds.
Now, in advance of the film based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs character, a new generation of fans will be introduced to...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:44 PM
First published on April 24, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Tree People, Coldwater Canyon Park, 12601 Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills; (818) 753-4600, www.treepeople.org.
Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City; (818) 622-3750, www.universalstudioshollywood.com.
| Jul 31, 2012
| 9:45 PM
June 18, 2008
At 82, Gore Vidal is America's most formidable man of letters.
The page of previously published work included in the front matter of this latest volume -- "The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal" -- lists 24 novels, a nonfiction book, two...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 4:39 PM
The director of “Hustle & Flow,” Craig Brewer, has done his “rap movie,” (“Hustle & Flow”), his blues movie (“Black Snake Moan”) and, he figures, thanks to an adorable line-dancing scene in his remake of...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 9:34 PM
Andrew Stanton tweeted Friday about his upcoming "John Carter."...