| Apr 26, 2013
| 6:44 AM
Steven Spielberg must be so proud. We can't deny we're amused by the notion of blending "Jurassic Park" and "Jaws" and getting ... this. An oil company's plans set loose a prehistoric terror that threatens college students and art thieves who happen to be...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 10:52 AM
"After all them years, all that double talk — the white man's finally moving in," says one Negro League barnstormer to another, after a teammate gets a call from the Brooklyn Dodgers about a historic opportunity.
The scene in question sounds...
| Apr 4, 2013
You know what "Star Wars" is about? I mean, really about? Vietnam. It's a critical allegory of the war: The Rebels are the scrappy Viet Cong, hastily assembled, devoted and relentless; the Empire is the American military, tripped up by an enemy using...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:49 PM
So picture this: You go to the movies and there is no soundtrack accompanying the film. No music to set the scenes, to enhance the moods, to heighten the suspense.
Do you think the impact would be the same as if there were a musical score to guide you...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 5:56 AM
Steven Spielberg may be one of the world's great directors, but he is almost a top pitchman. He put in a good word for Orlando several ways Thursday morning on national television.
He was at Universal Orlando to promote Transformers: The Ride-3D,...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 10:35 PM
Of course everyone knows music enhances the emotion of a story. Just imagine "Jaws" without that duh-na, duh-na, duh-na-duh-na-duh-na… Or Scarlett O'Hara vowing "Tomorrow is another day" without the melodramatic strains of "Tara's Theme."
| May 3, 2013
| 12:13 PM
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| Feb 15, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Years after she first saw "The Passion of the Christ," Lori Pearson still feels queasy when she recalls the brutally graphic movie about the final hours of Jesus' life.
"After I left the theater I remember feeling physically uncomfortable," said...
| Jul 14, 2012
One day in 1962, the Hollywood legend Darryl F. Zanuck turned to his 27-year-old son, Richard, seeking advice.
Whom, the elder Zanuck asked, should he appoint head of production of 20th Century Fox, which had fallen on hard times and was losing...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:44 PM
First published on April 24, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:18 PM
When Alan Sepinwall was hired as a TV critic just out of college in 1996, he had no way of knowing he was about to witness “a big bang of sorts,” as he puts it in his new book "The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers and...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 2:21 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Richard Zanuck, the Oscar-winning producer of "Driving Miss Daisy," the blockbuster "Jaws" and several Tim Burton films, including "Alice in Wonderland," has died.
Zanuck died Friday in Los Angeles of a heart attack at the age of 77....