| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:55 PM
As 20 Harley-Davidsons growled across the asphalt at the Maryland Cruise terminal Monday morning, "Easy Rider" met "The Love Boat."
After a briefing from their tour leader, the bikers inched their machines up the ramp and into the yawning hold of the 2,...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 12:50 PM
"What the hell is wrong with freedom? That's what it's all about."
Billy, in the movie "Easy Rider"
It didn't end well for Captain America and his sidekick, Billy, while riding their Harley-Davidsons in the 1969 film. But a story about a couple of...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 1:30 PM
With today's information onslaught, smartphone appendages and retail profiling, getting off the grid may seem like a uniquely 21st century desire. But the northern New Mexico town of Taos has been a go-to physical and spiritual oasis for people looking to...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The USC School of Cinematic Arts is the new home of the Dennis Hopper Collection. The announcement of the collection, an assembly of the late actor and artist's scripts, awards, film posters, photography and personal letters, was announced by Elizabeth M....
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Han Han, the Chinese celebrity blogger and car racer, has been blasted by charges of plagiarism only days after his film directorial debut "The Continent" passed $100 million at the box office.
"The exposure of ingenious fraud Han Han will be the biggest...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Some of music supervision's leading lights visited Variety recently to talk shop. Participants included Guild of Music Supervisors president Maureen Crowe ("Chicago," "The Bodyguard"); Anton Monsted, senior VP of Fox Music, who helped craft Baz Luhrmann's...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Time is ticking. Summer will be gone before you know it, and with it many of those moments you thought you would remember all of your life, vanished by Columbus Day, replaced with a reel of different memories that will probably seem trivial. That's how...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:07 PM
In 1969, John Kay was on a ride with Steppenwolf. And so was Don Clark.
Kay's ride was one that much of America shared vicariously. When Dennis Hopper's seminal biker movie "Easy Rider" hit theaters, it sported Steppenwolf's hit "Born to Be Wild" on the...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Though there's nothing terribly profound or unique about actor Jason Momoa's feature writing-directing debut, "Road to Paloma," it does prove an effective throwback to the loose-limbed, my-way-or-the-highway road movies of the "Easy Rider" era.
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
No hint of the debonair playboy that earned Jude Law his first Oscar nomination for "The Talented Mr. Ripley" is found in the banged-up, bloated safecracker on the loose in "Dom Hemingway," a new black comedy that liberates the actor in strangely...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Fifty years ago next Sunday, on Feb. 9, 1964, via "The Ed Sullivan Show," America met the Beatles.
It was not the group's first appearance on American television. CBS News had reported, dismissively, on British "Beatlemania," and Jack Paar had aired...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:33 AM
The funniest comedy you've likely never seen, let alone heard of, comes to the Siskel Film Center this week for two screenings. "Hallelujah the Hills," from 1963, is so rare, you won't find it on DVD or any streaming site.
Even I couldn't finagle a look...