| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:14 PM
Without railroads and mines, what would the American West be? Less populous, less prosperous, less polluted. And the town of Durango might not be anything at all.
Durango, sporty and historic, stands 6,520 feet above sea level among the San Juan...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black has been selected by Paramount Television to write an event series based on A. Scott Berg's biography "Lindbergh."
Black has had great success with biopic screenplays, winning the Academy Award in 2009 for his...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In the photographs, Lester Wisbrod is a constant: He always appears on the right, with a big smile and a satisfied look about him. On the left, a cavalcade of famous faces flashes by: Clint Eastwood, Jennifer Aniston, Charlton Heston, Renee Zellweger....
| Jul 6, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Documentary filmmaker and film historian Michael Henry Wilson, whose films and books focused on directors such as Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood, died June 26 at home in Westlake Village. He was 67.
The cause was lung cancer, said his wife, Carole...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Jessica Walter is the mother of re-invention.
After getting her start on Broadway more than 50 years ago, she carved a notable career as a dramatic actress in films such as Sidney Lumet's 1966 "The Group" and Clint Eastwood's 1971 directorial debut,...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:09 PM
When Eli Wallach strolled down the mean streets of Manhattan, the tune followed him everywhere.
People saw him coming and they started whistling the ominous opening bars of Ennio Morricone’s theme to “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Because his movies often dance to a violent tune, it's easy to forget Clint Eastwood's passion for music. He directed "Bird" as well as "Honkytonk Man," and for the past decade he's also composed many of the scores for his films. But if you think music...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:17 PM
As "Jersey Boys" prepares to return to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts next week, Terry Dwyer remembers the moment he got an endorsement from the most famous Jersey Boy of all.
Ten years ago, the musical about the rise and tumultuous career of the...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 9:51 AM
Long live the Hook? Iconic actor Christopher Walken has been tapped to play iconic character Captain Hook in NBC's production of "Peter Pan Live."
Bob Greenblatt, NBC's chairman of entertainment, made the announcement Sunday at the network's session...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Prison movies, at one time a staple of Hollywood production, are not much in favor these days, so it is fortunate that DVDs of some of the old classics are newly available.
Top pick would be "Riot in Cell Block 11," released with the usual flood of...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Think Kevin Hart, think box-office dollars.
The comic's new ensemble comedy "Think Like a Man Too" grossed $1.8 million from Thursday night showings that started at 7 p.m., according to an estimate by the film's distributor, Sony's Screen Gems.
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As the box office numbers roll in this summer, the media is asking the usual rude questions: Who is really responsible for the hits and misses? How big will be the profits and losses?
These are valid questions, except for the fact that they only lead...