| 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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Eleven teams entered, but only one team...
| 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...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 2:58 AM
Universal Pictures has been celebrating its century-long milestone all year, and as that period nears its end, the studio releases a mammoth collection of many of the top films that mark its history thus far.
The titles range from "All Quiet on the...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 10:25 AM
For what it's worth, the following are my thoughts on what transpired on Oscar night.
The common enemy for everything that is included on Oscar night is time. In that inclusion are such items as any and all jokes, whether good or not, all singing and...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 12:51 PM
I dropped in on one of Universal Studios' technical rehearsals for its upcoming lagoon show called "Universal's Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories."
The show officially debuts May 8 (along with Universal's Superstar Parade), but there...
| Jul 11, 2012
What do Andy Warhol, Howard Hughes and Woody Allen have in common with Chicago drive-time disc jockey Roe Conn?
They all are — or were — hypochondriacs. But they're not alone. Due to our increased access to medical information, we are...
| 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...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 5:09 PM
"Is this really happening?" Nicholas McCarthy asked as he stepped carefully along an icy sidewalk toward the theater.
An evening full of red carpets and party people was fading. It was almost midnight on the first Friday at the Sundance Film Festival....
| Jan 20, 2012
| 5:26 PM
Nicholas McCarthy found himself in the Santa Monica offices of Content Media, an independent movie company, sensing that his life had reached a crossroads.
His 11-minute thriller had just played at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. He had...