| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:24 PM
The Academy Award-nominated writer and director Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right," "High Art") will serve as guest director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, organizers announced Tuesday. The festival takes place June 11-19 in downtown L.A....
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:43 PM
As Han Solo once said, it's not wise to upset a Wookiee. So it's probably good news for all involved that Peter Mayhew, the 7-foot-3-inch British actor famous for playing the hairy hero Chewbacca, is now set to reprise his role in the highly anticipated...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 4:30 PM
While Disney chairman Alan Horn remained mostly tight lipped during an interview at the Loyola Marymount School of Film and Television in Los Angeles, he did let it slip that "Star Wars Episode VII" has already begun shooting and has much of its cast....
| Apr 5, 2014
| 10:29 AM
A decade after last selling a Frankenstein statuette or a King Kong action figure, Creature Features is open again in Burbank with shelves stocked with memorabilia from many classic horror, sci-fi and fantasy films.
The Magnolia Boulevard storefront...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:21 AM
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" doesn't swing into U.S. theaters until May 2, but early reviews have begun trickling out as the superhero sequel readies its international rollout. So far, most film critics agree that director Marc Webb's second installment...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
While Disney chose not to reveal any new details or footage from Lucas Films' upcoming "Star Wars," the studio shined the spotlight on its other franchises during its CinemaCon presentation Wednesday, including Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:46 AM
The idea that Chris Hardwick could use his proficient nerd skills to make his way in the world first came to him as a young bowler with a girl propped up against a trash bin behind a bowling alley.
“My most vivid memory was that I was a teenage...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:20 AM
In the cinema, nothing is more legendary than a movie that never got made. We'll never know what Orson Welles' "Don Quixote" or "Dead Calm" would have been. We'll never see Stanley Kubrick's "Napoleon."
But these films, limited only by our imagination of...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:07 AM
LAS VEGAS — Movie stars may excel in front of the camera, but not every actor is cut out to speak in front of a live audience. Especially in the Caesars Palace Colosseum, the intimidating 4,148-seat venue normally home to Celine Dion that this...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
For the six major studios, the business of going global is anything but a foreign concept.
International potential was the bright spot at CinemaCon in Las Vegas last week for studio executives and industry leaders, confronting flat admissions and...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Time to get moving -- at a museum of all places.
If you like radio, TV, movies or multimedia, we found a place that celebrates all of it.
It's called The Museum Of The Moving Image in Astoria, Queens.
"We're the only museum in the country devoted to...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 5:29 PM
If Edward Van Ornum's father were given an option between attending a party or cutting off his hand, he'd probably ask, "Which hand?"
Growing up, Van Ornum, of Newport Beach, found that he similarly had little social life. He'd go to school, followed by...