| May 5, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Intriguing title aside, the mythical fire-breathers in "There Be Dragons" are strictly metaphorical. In both ambition and approach, "Dragons" echoes Roland Joffe's career-defining early work as he brings sweeping production values to overtly Christian...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who have co-written the last five James Bond movies, are returning to work on the script for the 24th Bond film.
The British writing team has been hired to re-write John Logan's script. The three scribes collaborated on...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org's determination to bring more diversity to its ranks.
Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Invitations were sent to 271 individuals to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday. They gain entry to the academy by earning an Oscar nomination, by getting two members to pen recommendations or by receiving an endorsement...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Paul Haggis' characters twist in torment. Denial is their armor, cruelty their weapon. They skitter through plotlines, deceiving, tricking and spooling out acidic self-reflection, such as the remark an adulterous writer mumbles about his protagonist on...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:30 AM
A dark tale that begins with the suicide of a girl who jumps off a balcony during her 11th birthday party earned the Orpheus Award for best feature at the 8th annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival on Sunday night. "Miss Violence," the second outing for...
| May 5, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Imagine going into "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" completely blind. For those lucky audiences, Electro is probably the least shocking thing about the webslinger sequel. (Spoiler alert!) Imagine their surprise when they discover that Gwen Stacy doesn't make it...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Jeffrey Wright's first long-term TV stint -- playing underworld figure Dr. Valentin Narcisse on "Boardwalk Empire" -- went well enough that the celebrated actor will be returning to the show for its fifth season, though we'll be finding his character in a...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Stana Katic was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on this date in 1978. This birthday gal has co-starred as Detective Kate Beckett on "Castle" since 2009. She's also appeared on episodes of "The Unit," "CSI: Miami" and "Heroes."...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Mick Ebeling arrived in Sudan with little more than a toolbox, rolls of plastic and two microwave-size 3-D printers.
He had endured a weeklong journey from Los Angeles, with stops in London, Johannesburg and Nairobi before reaching Juba, the capital...
| Feb 19, 2014
If there are stars among the state's water experts, Jay Famiglietti is one, with titles too long for a marquee: a UC Irvine professor of earth system science and head of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling, and a new member of the Santa Ana Regional...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:42 AM
James Bond aficionados are eager for any news of the next film, which is why a few of us — ahem, them — were intrigued by a semi-plausible publicity email this morning claiming the new Daniel Craig film will be called “Come and Dive&...