| Feb 20, 2014
| 3:31 PM
"Star Wars Rebels" has its Han Solo, and her name is Hera. OK, the Twi'lek pilot and owner of the starship Ghost isn't exactly like Solo.
Executive producer Dave Filoni says she's the heart of the Ghost, and keeps the merry band of rebels flying with...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:30 PM
In 2014, the week leading up to and including Academy Awards Sunday is packed with events, parties, pampering salons and luxury suites, so much so that Hollywood A-listers, nominees and influencers -- who are, naturally, invited to everything -- will need...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:59 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The indictments against state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon and former Assemblyman Tom Calderon on Friday initially drew a muted response from colleagues in the Legislature who huddled behind closed doors to decide what to do.
| Feb 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Like a plastic block locked firmly into place, "The Lego Movie" is showing tremendous hold. In its third weekend, the Warner Bros. toon can expect a secure win with about $33 million.
Meeting this mark, "Lego Movie" -- co-financed and co-produced by...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:30 PM
History suggests that it took about six hours for Mt. Vesuvius to bury Pompeii in a thick coat of lava and ash. It took most critics even less time to bury "Pompeii" the movie in volcanic invective, resulting in a woeful 28% "fresh" rating on Rotten...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Continuing his prodigious run of duosyllabic, Euro-financed action movies, Liam Neeson is back with a gun in his hand and a weary grimace on his long Irish mug in "Non-Stop," a sometimes inspired, mostly serviceable doomed-airliner thriller that...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Sometimes, it’s OK to throw the same festival twice.
Dance-music fans scanning the lineup at Saturday’s Hard Day of the Dead festival at L.A. State Historic Park north of downtown might be forgiven for thinking they’d raved themselves...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
"Much Ado About Nothing"
Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
The degree to which viewers connect with Joss Whedon's modern-dress adaptation may depend on how familiar they are with Whedon's TV shows "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Dollhouse"...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:50 PM
This week's comprehensive study of how violent PG-13 films have become -- gunplay has tripled in such films in the last 30 years, and PG-13 movies are now more violent than R-rated releases -- did not single out specific films.
But in reviewing the...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NORFOLK, Neb. — One night last year, Rachel Liester was waitressing at a restaurant near this rural town when she received an unusual request. A director was preparing to shoot a movie nearby, and her ticking off of the specials made her...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In "47 Ronin," Keanu Reeves portrays the leader of a band of ronin — masterless samurai in 18th-century Japan who must suffer the indignity of having no one to lead them in battle. Turns out that plot line provides an apt metaphor for the period 3-D...