| Jan 8, 2012
The quietest room in Hollywood may be the office where John Williams composes. In a bungalow on the Universal Studios lot, steps from the production company of his most frequent collaborator, director Steven Spielberg, Williams works alone at a 90-year-...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Everyone has at least one skill that doesn't have a practical use.
Mine is the ability to name every movie ever to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
I absorbed that knowledge from years of reading critical studies of the Oscars, to the point...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 8:10 AM
Tom Sizemore is returning to the stage in a new play titled "A Family Thing," by Gary Lennon, which will begin performances in February at L.A.'s Stage 52, in a production by the Echo Theater Company.
"A Family Thing" is scheduled to run Feb. 16 to March...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:27 PM
David Ayers wrote and directed "End of Watch." He also wrote the gritty cop drama "Training Day," which earned Denzel Washington an Oscar for best actor. This new film careens across the screen with all the non-stop action you expect from a serious film...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 1:34 PM
In a city where you can cruise down Lincoln Avenue for a bite at the Lincoln Restaurant (paying the check with currency featuring a picture of you know who), then go shopping in Lincoln Park before meeting a friend in Lincoln Square, it's impossible for...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:08 PM
Steven Spielberg is the premier film director of his generation. When he turns his creative spotlight on major historical events, he has no equal. In "Saving Private Ryan" and "Schindler's List," he brought forth the reality of World War II like no...
| Oct 6, 2012
In recent weeks the nervous future of the movies, as a business and as an occasional, accidental art form, has been subjected to unusually heavy scrutiny and speculation online and in print. This comes after an Oscar-sanctified movie year in which...
| Nov 11, 2012
Steven Spielberg's film about a long-limbed, inspirational figure is finally coming to theaters. No, it's not a re-issue of "E.T." It's "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Here are 10 facts about "Honest Abe":
1 Lincoln detested the nickname Abe, and...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 5:53 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Jeremy Davies was born in Saugus, Calif.,., on this date in 1969. This birthday guy is known to TV fans as Daniel Faraday from the hit series "Lost." He currently appears on the series "Justified" and he played Charles Manson in the...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 6:42 PM
The Chicago International Film Festival didn’t have to look far when choosing a movie to kick off its 47th annual edition. “The Last Rites of Joe May” — starring Dennis Farina as an aging con man with little to his name besides...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 10:27 AM
The first Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown has selected 51 films from 19 countries to screen at the 2011 film festival.
The Maryland International Film Festival Hagerstown (MDIFF) is scheduled to run Thursday, Oct. 13, to Sunday, Oct. 16....
| Dec 11, 2011
In a globalized age, Chinese and American pop culture mix in unexpected ways. Taiwanese singers borrow from hip-hop and R&B. Locked-out NBA players join mainland basketball teams. And Batman — or, at least, the man who plays him — is called...