| Jul 11, 2012
| 9:24 AM
What do zombies and androids have in common? They're almost human, but not quite. That disconnect is creepy, in a way that scientists are searching to understand.
The uncanny valley is the idea that as a robot's appearance becomes more and more...
| Jan 26, 2012
A man edges along the 21st-story ledge of a midtown New York City hotel. He's an ex-cop and a convicted thief on the lam, straight out of Sing Sing, and he's threatening suicide. Sam Worthington, of"Avatar" and"Clash of the Titans," plays this character,...
| Feb 1, 2012
John D. Lowry, an entertainment technology innovator who founded Lowry Digital Images, the renowned movie restoration company in Burbank that worked its magic by returning film classics such as "Casablanca" and "Star Wars" to their pristine state for...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 12:38 PM
Sam Worthington doesn't exactly look the part of a big-shot movie star.
The 35-year-old Aussie shuffles into a Trump Tower hotel room wearing a dark hoodie, baggy jeans and a generous five o'clock shadow as if he’d just spent the last couple of...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 8:00 AM
BEIJING — Every movie project involves a certain amount of negotiation, but finding middle ground proved no easy matter when writer-director Daniel Hsia tried to film "Shanghai Calling" in China.
To secure permission to make his story about a...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:19 PM
"There's a storm coming, Mr. Wayne."
This quote from Christopher Nolan's"The Dark Knight Rises" pertained to more than the action unfolding in the Batman trilogy's final installment. An evening thunderstorm passed just in time for anxious movie-...
| Feb 26, 2012
Despite a growing embrace of environmentalism among many designers, so-called sustainable fashion continues to conjure notions of burlap. Awards show commentators rarely use the term — elegance just isn't synonymous with eco-friendly living.
| Feb 23, 2012
| 8:07 AM
Sacha Baron Cohen, who appears in this year's Best Picture nominee "HUGO," is not allowed to attend the Oscars this coming Sunday night.
The British comedian/actor, best known known for his portrayal of "Borat," was planning to walk the red carpet as...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 3:27 PM
After the curtain rises on Sunday's Oscars, producers hope a few surprise winners and heartfelt acceptance speeches will spice up the program in which silent movie "The Artist" is widely seen as the choice for best movie.
The world's top film honors...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:07 PM
Well, we all got blindsided by Meryl Streep.
That was my one consolation as my dream of being Orange County's greatest Oscar handicapper crumbled steadily throughout the 84th annual Academy Awards on Sunday.
Earlier this year, I challenged Independent...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 6:49 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- James Cameron can now be called one of the highest grossing filmmakers of all time.
Cameron's mega blockbuster, "Titanic" passed $2 billion in ticket sales during the second weekend of it's 3D rerelease, which was timed to...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 7:59 AM
When Walt Disney Co.'s "John Carter" opens in theaters this weekend, the science-fiction adventure may encounter obstacles as formidable as its hero faces on Mars.
The film brings to the big screen a century-old fantasy tale, from Tarzan creator Edgar...