| Sep 13, 2011
| 4:33 PM
John Calley: Well-known Hollywood figure John Calley, who led three studios, including most recently Sony Pictures, and produced films such as "Catch-22," "The Remains of the Day" and "The Da Vinci Code," died Tuesday at age 81....
| Mar 22, 2011
| 5:20 PM
Remember when MTV stopped playing music videos and became just another cable network filled with irritating (and non-music related) reality programming?
Well, looks like Syfy is moving in the same direction. During its 2011 Syfy Upfront on Tuesday, the...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 4:51 PM
Looks like Lebanon’s not going gaga for the ladies, well not this lady.
The mother monster's latest album "Born this Way" is banned in Lebanon.
The Lebanese government impounded copies of the platinum selling album saying that it insults...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Former child actor and Oscar-winning director Ron Howard will bring Hollywood glitz to this year’s Brickyard 400.
Howard will lead the NASCAR field as a the pace car driver for the Crown Royal Presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard...
| Apr 25, 2012
Everyone’s had that moment—maybe a bus drove past and splashed you, or a fetching stranger picked up a receipt you dropped at Starbucks—when you say to yourself, “This feels just like a romantic comedy. If this were a movie,...
| May 29, 2007
Earlier this year, cellphone giant Nokia and Sony Pictures announced that South Africans who bought new Nokia smartphones would receive a memory card loaded with a copy of "The Da Vinci Code"—the movie, that is, not the book. The memory card had less...
| Dec 2, 2007
By Ed Park
To take a page from last month's column: We learn from John Crowley's "Endless Things," the final book of his "Aegypt" cycle, that "Coleridge had written . . . that 'the common end of all narrative, nay of all poems, is to convert a...
| Sep 16, 2007
By Richard Rayner
The new, 50th anniversary edition of Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged" (Signet: 1,080 pp., $8.99 paper) -- appearing only three years after an edition commemorating the centennial of the author's birth -- comes with one of those weird...
| May 2, 2009
Acting couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are the latest owners of a California ranch house in the Pacific Palisades that has been capturing the imagination of A-listers since Gregory Peck bought it in 1947. The pair recently purchased the nearly 8,...
| Sep 20, 2006
Scriptland is a new weekly feature on the work and professional lives of screenwriters.
Indiana Jones, meet Jack Sparrow. Jim Uhls, who successfully adapted the "unadaptable" Chuck Palahniuk novel "Fight Club," has been hired to turn "Rex Mundi," a...
| Sep 13, 2009
'Shadow and substance'
What's the first thing you think about when you hear the words "The Twilight Zone"?
Is it a man in a black suit with a cigarette? Or that cool, lawyerly voice: "Submitted, for your perusal: a Kanamit. Height: a little over 9 feet....
| Mar 21, 2010
When actor Alfred Molina got a call that Michael Grandage, artistic director of London's high-profile Donmar Warehouse, wanted to meet with him, he relished a session of gossip about London theater.
But Grandage had a different agenda. Toward the end...