| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:25 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - MGM TV is in the early stages of developing a drama series based on the 1967 pic "In the Heat of the Night," with Tate Taylor and Warren Littlefield as exec producers.
Taylor, writer and director of "The Help," and director of...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As the director of 2004's "The Girl Next Door" and a producer on "Role Models" four years later, Luke Greenfield has shown a talent for finding heart in his comedy. His latest film, "Let's Be Cops," pairs Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. as roommates who...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Melissa McCarthy has emerged as one of Hollywood's biggest movie stars. But her offscreen lifestyle suggests otherwise.
She still resides in a small three-bedroom house in Los Angeles suburb Toluca Lake with her husband, Ben Falcone.
Their two young...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Elliot Goldenthal descended a swooping staircase in the three-story urban aerie just off Union Square that he calls studio and home.
"I got it cheap 25 years ago," he explained of the space, which he shares with his longtime partner, director Julie...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Beverly Hills institution Kate Mantilini, opened by the late actor Harry Lewis and wife Marilyn in the 1980s, has announced it will close June 14 after 27 years.
The restaurant, which was part of Lewis' Hamburger Hamlet umbrella of restaurants,...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"There ain't no sin, there ain't no wrong, there's just things people do," opines a washed-up detective (Jason Isaacs) to an unemployed insurance adjuster (Wes Bentley) turned armed robber in what is, remarkably, one of the least heavy-handed moments from...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 8:30 AM
If theatergoers notice a more mature tone in the upcoming sequel "Captain America: The Winter Solider" than in the 2011 origin story, credit a pair of directing brothers best known, counterintuitively, for laughs.
Kevin Feige, president of production...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:27 PM
As an actor, Harry Lewis took second billing to the likes of Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson, most notably in the 1948 film noir "Key Largo."
But he found his own starring role as a Los Angeles restaurateur who helped usher in the concept of...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Movies starring Vanessa Hudgens, Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner have begun filming in Los Angeles, adding some celebrity sizzle to brisk feature film activity this quarter.
Sony's Columbia Pictures has started production on "The Kitchen Sink," a movie...
| May 28, 2013
| 9:52 AM
When Tom Sizemore answers the phone in his Miami hotel room, the tough-guy actor of the iconic 1990s films “Saving Private Ryan," "Natural Born Killers" and "Heat" begins speaking in a chain of short-burst, non sequiturs, interrupted by coughing and...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Although it seems like Hal Holbrook has owned the role of Mark Twain for decades, another actor has staked a theatrical claim to the white-haired novelist and wit. Val Kilmer has been working on "Citizen Twain," a solo play in which he plays the writer,...
| Feb 28, 2013
Movie shootouts are often dazzling feats of marksmanship. Few filmmakers have the guts to show their version of "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" the way such gunfights actually go down — dozens of rounds, most missing the mark; pistols popping off,...