| Apr 9, 2012
Stop what you’re doing, horror movie directors, “The Cabin in the Woods” director/co-writer Drew Goddard isn’t buying.
“I can tell when a group of characters are supposed to be friends but don’t care about each other....
| Oct 19, 2011
| 10:00 PM
* (out of four)
Little Texas City, Texas, is mostly populated with pimps, underage prostitutes and other shady characters, including a tattooed thug (Jason Clarke) who’s usually just referred to as “the white guy.” So it’s no...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 7:29 AM
UPDATE: A House of Delegates subcommittee on Jan. 26 recommended tabling the resolution, which, in Richmond parlance, is a polite way of dismissing the idea.
A House resolution (HJ 129) asks Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to “explore a...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 6:32 AM
After bringing the worlds of late 19th-century South Dakota gold miners and 21st-century Southern California surfers to HBO, David Milch follows up "Deadwood" and "John From Cincinnati" with a multilayered, multifaceted portrait of the world of...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 4:05 PM
In horse-racing terms, HBO's new drama "Luck" breaks poorly.
If you don't know what the heck I'm talking about, get used to it. "Luck" (8 p.m. Jan. 29, HBO; 3 stars) is a sometimes confusing yet fascinating study of the colorful characters—the...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 2:35 PM
A couple of years ago, Bruce Sheridan, chair of the film program at Columbia College, noticed a curious thing happening. A few of the film majors who interned on the Chicago production of "The Dark Knight" had started making their student films and, as...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 7:27 AM
The Virginia Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday regarding state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s demand for the of emails of a former University of Virginia climate scientist.
Cuccinelli has said he is investigating whether...
| Jun 18, 2008
A1991 photograph by John Humble shows Selma Avenue at Vine Street as a jumbled, architecturally constructed Hollywood landscape of office buildings, stores, asphalt and advertising billboards. Dominating the center is Angelyne, the cosmetically...
| Dec 3, 2006
NOIR is the indigenous Los Angeles form: It was created here, it grew up here and from here it spread, not only as a genre but as a way of looking at life, character and fate. As a framing lens, it's now so powerful that it seems not only to be a strategy...
| May 22, 2010
If Anne Rice can sell 100 million copies of her books, she should have no trouble with her residence in Rancho Mirage, recently listed for $3.3 million.
Built in 1995, the immaculate home has a formal dining room and living room designed for...
| Dec 10, 2008
Robert Prosky, a character actor with hundreds of film, TV and stage credits, and whose roles included an avuncular sergeant on the NBC police drama "Hill Street Blues" and a desperate real estate salesman in David Mamet's play "Glengarry Glen Ross,"...
| Aug 20, 2007
So Reggie the alligator already has escaped once from his cell at the Los Angeles Zoo. Mark my words: No prison will hold him. He will escape again and steal a Ferrari Enzo.
This is what makes writing wild fiction about Los Angeles so hard. L.A. just...