| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:50 PM
Latino playwright, actor on 'The Electric Company.'
Luis Avalos, 67, a Cuban American actor who had a regular role as Dr. Doolats on the 1970s public television children's series "The Electric Company" and later was active in Los Angeles'...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Being chased or attacked. Being nude in public. Dying. Drowning. Falling. Flunking a test.
These calamities star in the classic nightmares that haunt our sleepy time under the sheets.
I bet Sam Rubin gladly would have traded any of those nocturnal...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:00 AM
On the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination, "JFK: A President Betrayed" doesn't revisit what happened on that fateful day in Dallas. Instead, Cory Taylor's documentary examines the 35th president's failures and successes on the Cold War...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 10:00 AM
So Ellen DeGeneres is set to host the 86th Academy Awards next week. Nothing against her or, for that matter, Billy Crystal (who has hosted nine telecasts), Whoopi Goldberg (who has hosted four) or Steve Martin (who has done three), but when was it...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Among Samuel L. Jackson's most distinguishing, amusing and popular trademarks are his caustic, often foul-mouthed rants he has fired off in films such as "Pulp Fiction," "Jackie Brown" and "Snakes on a Plane."
But when Jackson unleashed a vicious tirade...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Among the surprising things about the movie chronicling Nelson Mandela’s journey to freedom is that it began while he was still in prison.
Back in the late 1980s, South African movie producer Anant Singh started corresponding with the imprisoned...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 11:12 AM
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas -- at least for moviegoers, that is.
"The Best Man Holiday" unwrapped a No. 1 debut at the box office Friday night, narrowly edging out "Thor: The Dark World" for top honors heading into the weekend despite...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Apparently KTLA-TV's Sam Rubin isn't the first person to get Samuel L. Jackson and Laurence Fishburne mixed up.
In an interview last April on "George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight," a talk show that airs weekdays on the CBC, Canada's public broadcaster,...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Bruce Dern will be the recipient of the Career Achievement Award at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Dern, who won best-actor honors at the Cannes Film Festival for Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" and is considered a likely...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Morgan Freeman's Revelations Entertainment has cast his "Deep Impact" costar Tea Leoni to play the Secretary of State in its CBS drama pilot, "Madam Secretary," the network announced today.
The drama about a maverick female Secretary of State dealing...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:00 PM
"The Lego Movie" is a massive collision of subversive humor, hyper-kinetic energy, mind-jangling design, spinning colors and about 15 million Legos, no exaggeration.
It is very tempting to use the movie's pounding pop anthem — "Everything Is...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:00 PM
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American Masters The new episode "Alice...