| May 22, 2013
| 1:43 AM
With more than half of precincts reporting, City Councilman Eric Garcetti's lead over mayoral opponent Wendy Greuel widened to 8 points in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
As of 1 a.m. PDT Wednesday, Garcetti led Greuel 54% to 46% in the race to...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Eric Garcetti defeated Wendy Greuel in the Los Angeles mayor's race despite Greuel’s overwhelming support in heavily African American neighborhoods. The city controller's strength among black voters in South L.A. was too little to make up for...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Kevin James as a Mixed Martial Arts fighter? Unlikely, to be sure, but also reasonably fun in a comedy that suggests how far teachers will go to protect programs in their schools.
That's the setup as James plays such an instructor, who takes up fighting...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 9:59 PM
Jerry Seinfeld’s eponymous sitcom was, famously, about nothing. But, of course, it was about everything: the minutiae of human interaction on a molecular level.
In his first visit to Hard Rock Live Friday night, the comic showed that he...
| Dec 20, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Maybe it's just me, but if I lost my legs in an accident at my job as a whale trainer, the B-52s’ “Love Shack” would be the last song to cheer me up. There's plenty of ridiculous music out there that doesn't...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 9:34 AM
Where do monsters go to get rest and relaxation? Check the title again, since this animated comedy-fantasy finds Dracula (voice of Adam Sandler) operating the site. With his daughter (voice of Selena Gomez) celebrating her birthday, he's happy to have...
| May 4, 2013
Six men and two women sit down to a simple dinner around a rectangular table in a glassed-in upstairs room at Osteria la Buca. It's 7:30 on a Tuesday night in spring, and the sun is just barely sinking into the city haze, leaving Melrose Avenue awash in...
| Apr 18, 2013
LAS VEGAS -- The head of the National Assn. of Theatre Owners may want Hollywood to make fewer R-rated movies, but the exhibitors at CinemaCon this week seem to be eager for more.
During nearly every studio presentation here this week, the movies...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:05 AM
A movie can become a franchise easily when its plot basically consists of its stars hanging out and vaguely pretending that a story is being told.
As such, this summer brings “Grown Ups 2,” in which Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:04 AM
A film company that invested in a Sony Pictures co-financing fund arranged by Relativity Media is suing both Relativity and Wall Street giant Fortress Investment Group for fraud and breach of contract....
| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:38 PM
For his post-Oscars show, Jimmy Kimmel debuted the fake trailer to "Movie: the Movie" starring a massive cast of A-listers, including George Clooney, Tom Hanks and Charlize Theron. Jimmy Kimmel also had Oprah Winfrey has his guest on the special Sunday...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:38 PM
“That’s My Boy” will be Adam Sandler’s first R-rated comedy under his own brand (as opposed to films he’s made with prominent directors like Paul Thomas Anderson or Judd Apatow). “That’s My Boy” is being...