| Apr 21, 2014
| 1:55 PM
NEW YORK -- With “Sharknado” blossoming into a franchise and “Piranha 3D” now practically a long-canonized classic, it was only a matter of time before other "Thing"-like homages entered the room.
And so it's come to this,...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 8:29 PM
Non-union editors and assistant editors working on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" have struck the show in an effort to unionize the post-production work.
Monday's strike took place a few weeks before its scheduled May 22 premiere. J.B. Smoove (pictured...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:29 PM
When it comes to premieres, the after party is usually as star-studded, if not more, than the red carpet.
Monday night's "The Other Woman" Westwood premiere was much more intimate.
While Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton, Taylor Kinney, Nicki Minaj and Leslie...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Cameron Diaz plays the cool, brittle yin to Leslie Mann's weepy, whiny yang in "The Other Woman," an ungainly, often flat-footed yet weirdly compelling romantic dramedy about two gals who become unlikely best friends when they realize they're being...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:42 PM
In the 1970s, Syd Field's job in Hollywood was reading scripts all day and picking out the gems that might make it to the screen. In one two-year period he figured he read 2,000 screenplays — and turned down 1,960 of them.
The rejects were an...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Like many unhappy teenagers, Lou Reed found more than a measure of solace in music.
"Listening to the radio absolutely transformed me," he told The Times in 1992. "It was like a huge, major-league signal that there was another world, another life out...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Some filmmakers want to show you their heart, while others are content to train their cameras on their navels. Director-writer-star Kevin Hamedani opts for the latter category with his quasi-autobiographical buddy comedy "Junk," an insular, fitfully...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Sacha Baron Cohen stole the show at the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards Saturday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The outrageously fearless British comic actor of "Borat," "Bruno" and "The Dictator" fame was this year's recipient of the...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Comedy Central has been doing quite well for itself for a while now in late night with the one-two punch of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. But increasingly, it looks as if Chris Hardwick might be part of that regular lineup, based on the straight out of...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:11 PM
By the beard of Zeus! The main cast of the 2004 film “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” took to the stage in Santa Monica on Thursday night for a reading of the screenplay as a benefit to the tutoring and literacy organization 826LA....
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Syd Field, described by many in the film community as the "guru of all screenwriters," has died at age 77.
According to his website, Field died Sunday of hemolytic anemia at his Beverly Hills home, surrounded by his wife, family and friends.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
How do you give a lifetime achievement award to a director still very much in motion, to an artist who refuses to settle down, to someone who actively does not want one?
Woody Allen is in the midst of a run of box-office successes and critical acclaim....