| Aug 24, 2012
| 7:09 AM
There's something about Hedda.
"Hedda Gabler," that is, the titular character in Henrik Ibsen's classic "new woman" tale, the original housewife of Oslo County, the gal who has attitude, aptitude and is one mean shot. The inscrutable character has...
| Jun 26, 2009
The slightly soft-porn Wella Balsam ads notwithstanding, the infamous appearance on "Late Show With David Letterman" aside, it is impossible to overstate Farrah Fawcett's cultural influence.
With her practice-makes-perfect, blue-eyed smile and doomed...
| May 18, 2008
IT IS THE latest in exotic hair care: a Shu Uemura intense hair conditioning "ritual" at Luxelab in Santa Monica. It is, they say, based on the Japanese tea ceremony.
So, you settle into the shampoo chair, wrapped in a black kimono, as the technician...
| Nov 5, 2008
Demián Bichir refers to it as "the theater connection," and it sure can lead an actor to some intriguingly unexpected places. Like scaling the summit of the Mexican box office, staring into the mirror and seeing Fidel Castro or spanking Mary-Louise...
| Nov 7, 2008
Catherine, a well-off widow who has kept her figure, hires Arturo, a sexy day laborer with a soulful stare, to clean up her overgrown garden. OK, everyone, you have two minutes to write in the rest of the plot. The only ground rules are that it can't...
| Sep 29, 2008
Sarah Ruhl is a playwright whose whimsy divides audiences. If you resist her capricious gambits, you wind up an unhappy -- possibly angry -- theatrical camper. "Dead Man's Cell Phone," her latest play, which opened Friday at South Coast Repertory, will...
| Jun 20, 2010
Few plays have affected me as viscerally as "Angels in America." I can still recall my state of mind in the theater, having traveled to New York from New Haven, where I was in graduate school, to see both parts ("Millennium Approaches" and "Perestroika")...
| Dec 10, 2008
"Slumdog Millionaire," a modern-day fable about an orphan from Mumbai who ends up on a television game show, is shaping up to be this movie season's Cinderella story.
At one point, it seemed poised to go straight to DVD after its original studio,...
| May 16, 2009
| 10:33 AM
As a prelude to the Showtime series' new, soon-to-start fifth season, the video release of these episodes relocates drug dealer Nancy ( Mary-Louise Parker) and her family to the Mexican-American border, where she continues her trafficking activities.
| Dec 15, 2009
| 4:33 PM
When Golden Globe nominations were unveiled this morning, Clint Eastwood was nominated for best director and Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon scored bids as thespians, but "Invictus" was snubbed in the race for best drama picture. This same odd split...
| Dec 16, 2009
| 9:34 PM
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 13 - 19, in PDF format This week's TV Movies The Early Show Hugh Grant. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Sarah Jessica Parker; Kristi Yamaguchi; Alicia Keys. (N) 7......
| Jan 14, 2010
| 9:32 PM
"I am guilty of an equally horrific crime: silence." That's a key point from the framing device of "11, September," where a statistician addresses a 2009 conference on the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. However, playwright-actor Paul Kampf's two-...