| Mar 31, 2014
| 5:26 AM
"Damn! We're in a tight spot ..."
That's what Rick Grimes could have said at the conclusion of the season finale of "The Walking Dead" Sunday night, locked in a train car surrounded by malevolent characters, but he instead said: "They're screwing with...
| Oct 25, 2010
| 12:16 PM
From the blog Michael Sragow Gets Reel:
Liam Neeson, who acted with "Hangover" star Bradley Cooper in "The A-Team," has jumped into the role of the Thailand tattoo artist that had been planned for Mel Gibson in " The Hangover 2." Non-"Hangover" Neeson...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:30 PM
In writer-director David Ayer's last law-enforcement drama, the remarkable "End of Watch," there wasn't a moment that didn't feel lived-in and true. The same cannot be said of Ayer's "Sabotage," a gruesome and frequently preposterous B-grade actioner...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Elton John and David Furnish may have been the hosts, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation may have been the cause, but the talent that drew attention like moths to a flame was Lady Gaga, sweeping into Sunday's Elton John Oscars Viewing Party a few hours in...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Leave it to off-center auteur David Gordon Green to put a yellow dividing line right down the middle of his new movie, "Prince Avalanche." You need look no further for his central metaphor.
The broken line is being painted by a crew of two on a road...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 9:30 AM
NEW YORK — So far James Spader is enjoying the closely cropped hairdo he sports as criminal mastermind Raymond "Red" Reddington in the new NBC drama "The Blacklist." But, he warned recently during a break in filming at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan,...
| Aug 15, 2012
Actor played Arnold Horshack on 'Kotter'
Ron Palillo, 63, an actor whose signature role was Arnold Horshack in the 1970s TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," died Tuesday of a heart attack in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., said his agent, Jackie...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 6:30 PM
With films such as"Unstoppable"and "Man on Fire," Tony Scott told adrenaline-filled stories about fearless men — spies and cops, race car drivers and fighter pilots — who live by a code and face death on their own terms.
He filled his...
| Aug 29, 2010
In the autumn of 2008, China's best-known filmmaker, Zhang Yimou, found himself at a career crossroads.
The multiple Oscar nominee had spent the previous two years away from movies, orchestrating the opening and closing ceremonies for Beijing's Olympics,...
| Oct 7, 2011
Character actor usually played the heavy
Charles Napier, 75, a prolific character actor whose granite jaw and toothy grin earned him tough-guy roles in movies like "Rambo: First Blood Part II," died Wednesday at Bakersfield Memorial...
| Jun 27, 2012
Richard Lynch, 72, a veteran actor with platinum hair and a scarred face who played villainous characters in such films as "Bad Dreams" and "The Sword and the Sorcerer," died June 19 after suffering a heart attack, his family announced.
A resident of the...
| Nov 28, 2010
After a hard day at play on the local soundstages, some of the world's greatest musicians like to go out and play some more — for live audiences.
FOR THE RECORD:
L.A.-area big bands: An article in the Arts & Books section...