| Sep 28, 2013
| 10:57 AM
The event: Mariska Hargitay, who stars as Det. Olivia Benson on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and is founder of the Joyful Heart Foundation, hosted a fundraiser on Thursday for the nonprofit — which assists survivors of domestic violence and...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:00 AM
With the big-budget spectacles of summer behind us and the dramas of awards season on the horizon, French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, a foreign-language Oscar nominee for 2010's "Incendies," returns with another dark, weighty film: "Prisoners."...
| Aug 27, 2008
112 min. Rated PG-13
Directed by Rob Cohen
(The Fast and the Furious, xXx, and Dragonheart)
What a dumb movie. But really, did we need another Mummy movie? REALLY? You know a film is doomed when one of the lead characters is re-cast because the...
| Feb 17, 2009
"The Vagina Monologues" creator Eve Ensler's annual V-Day luncheon in Los Angeles was focused on violence toward women in the Congo.
But Jessica Alba and Kerry Washington, two celeb supporters of the international organization that has - since 1998 -...
| May 10, 2013
| 9:29 PM
Vince Vaughn has bought a house for $3.925 million in an area of Los Angeles one might not normally associate with actors — La Cañada Flintridge.
And while the small, affluent community may not have the celebrity cachet of Hollywood Hills, he...
| Dec 8, 2008
Mischa Barton may have left "The O.C." behind her, but she's still full of wonderful surprises, such as winning highest marks on Mr. Skin's annual list.
Mr. Skin and his team of "skinvestigators" view all non-adult titles for their nudity content and...
| Dec 16, 2008
The third movie in the "Mummy" franchise is an odd bird. The budget's huge, but the story is pure Saturday-morning serial, often to the point of hokiness. That may play into the movie's favor on DVD; it's easy to appreciate the groan-inducing bits among a...
| Dec 17, 2008
Pete Hamill's Reader's Digest story "The Yellow Handkerchief" inspired Yôji Yamada's appealing 1977 film of the same name, and now it has become the basis for a new movie, also of the same name but not really a remake.
Screenplay writer Erin Dignam and...
| Feb 20, 2009
The documentary category is where Hollywood wears its conscience on its sleeve, and this Oscar season's nominees have the politically engaged members of the industry buzzing more than usual over the range and variety of topics.
Partly, that's because the...
| Sep 24, 2008
With its mixed messages, dueling "big themes" and conflicted characters, Towelhead, Alan Ball's film of Alicia Erian's novel, can seem as bewildering as adolescence itself. Racing hormones and raging racism, bad parenting by adults and worse decision...
| Apr 22, 2008
ACTRESS Maria Bello had a few days off from filming on location in Connecticut. She decided she wanted to help Sen. Barack Obama more than she needed to rest.
So on Friday, she joined her onetime school mate John Prendergast, an African affairs expert in...
| Jul 20, 2008
AH, SURFING. The sport of sinewy iconoclasts. No pesky umpires, no foul lines, no rules. Easy there, Kerouac. There is, in fact, an unspoken etiquette of the ocean. Here are the Top 10 rules of the reef:
1We're all guests of the sea. Just like you...