| Sep 9, 2013
| 1:37 PM
A swarm of TV zombies has overwhelmed newly released movies. In its first week in release, the third season of the AMC series "The Walking Dead" was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title, beating film titles "The Great Gatsby" and "Pain & Gain."
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:43 AM
"Now You See Me," which became a surprise hit when it was released in theaters in May, is topping charts in home entertainment.
For the week ended Sept. 7, it was the bestselling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week on retail shelves, according to...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:25 AM
After the coffee. Before trying to cast "The Expendables 3."
The Skinny: I keep forgetting to watch the new FX drama "The Bridge." It's sad that I'm getting so old I now have to put reminders in the BlackBerry to record TV shows and pay the rent....
| May 20, 2013
| 9:46 AM
With its glitzy opening night premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last week, "The Great Gatsby" arrived overseas with a splash. Or at least that's what Warner Bros. was hoping for as the movie played for the festival crowd days before it debuted in...
| May 11, 2013
| 4:04 PM
One detail I didn't have room to include in last weekend's Arts & Books feature on the soundtrack to "The Great Gatsby" was just how the film's director, Baz Luhrmann, recruited Jay-Z to help him assemble the music for the movie.
In an interview...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Los Angeles' new mayor has vowed to help staunch the flow of film and TV production jobs out of Hollywood, starting with the appointment of a film czar at City Hall. But to make a real difference, Eric Garcetti needs to convince skeptical state pols to...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Golden West College's 2013-14 theater season offers something for every taste, from the chilling promise of a totalitarian future to what has been hailed as the funniest farce ever written.
The chiller leads off the GWC parade. It's "1984" — a...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Director Baz Luhrmann is known for his glittery film adaptations of classic love stories from Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" to F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby," as well as his original romance "Moulin Rouge."
"For the Record: Baz Luhrmann,"...
| May 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Baz Luhrmann didn't want to answer the question.
"I can't really say it about myself," he said. "But yes, I do."
The Australian director behind this month's hip-hop-inspired adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" had been asked if he thinks his movies...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:03 PM
On Wednesday, Forbes released its annual list of highest-paid actors and, for the first time, Robert Downey Jr. topped the list. The man best known these days for playing Tony Stark had raked in $75 million between June 2012 and June of this year, best...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"R.I.P.D." was D.O.A. and "The Lone Ranger" was unable to lasso moviegoers. Yet at summer's end, Hollywood is riding happily off into the sunset thanks to an unexpected number of $100-million-plus hits that drove the seasonal box office to a record....
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Watching "Love, Marilyn," Liz Garbus' pointed, poetic and occasionally overwrought documentary about the life of Marilyn Monroe, I kept thinking about "The Great Gatsby," another tragedy in two acts recently resurrected for our viewing pleasure.