| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:32 PM
The second annual list of 100 trans-identified people making a big impact on LGBTQ issues in America is out, and 11 of this year's honorees are from Chicago.
The Trans 100 list, compiled by an anonymous committee of trans people and sponsored by...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Among the supporters of the TransLife Center are Lana Wachowski, co-director of "The Matrix" and other blockbusters, and her partner Karin Winslow. Wachowski, a transgender woman who is co-directing Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis in "Jupiter Ascending"...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Shortly before he began shooting his new artificial-intelligence thriller "Transcendence" last year, filmmaker Wally Pfister flew Jose Carmena and Michel Maharbiz, a pair of UC Berkeley scientists, to his office in Los Angeles. Professional consultants...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
"Twilight" film series vampire Robert Pattinson found a warm body to pay $6.375 million for his Los Feliz home. Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory" is the new owner.
The 1922 Spanish Colonial-style house has a formal entry, a library/study, a den,...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Being chased or attacked. Being nude in public. Dying. Drowning. Falling. Flunking a test.
These calamities star in the classic nightmares that haunt our sleepy time under the sheets.
I bet Sam Rubin gladly would have traded any of those nocturnal...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Fans of 'The Matrix' trilogy will get a treat from an ad spot during this year's Super Bowl.
No, it's not a trailer for a new film, but it might be just as entertaining.
Laurence Fishburne will reprise his role as Morpheus, but this time it won't...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Apparently KTLA-TV's Sam Rubin isn't the first person to get Samuel L. Jackson and Laurence Fishburne mixed up.
In an interview last April on "George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight," a talk show that airs weekdays on the CBC, Canada's public broadcaster,...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Come Super Bowl Sunday, this year's crop of movie commercials won't be the only ads with connections to the world of movies. At least five spots from car companies — traditionally big players in Super Bowl advertising — will feature...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Together they've won eight Academy Awards and received 76 nominations -- an unusually high level of Hollywood prestige for a low-key piano recital.
The film composers represented on Tuesday's season-opening performance of Piano Spheres at Zipper...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:32 AM
An automaker's Super Bowl XLVIII TV ad will mark the return of "The Matrix," but it's not an announcement of the revival of Toyota's defunct hatchback. Instead, Kia has co-opted the imagery of the blockbuster sci-fi film trilogy in its......
| Feb 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The typical Lego minifigure stands just 4cm tall, though of course, the popular construction toys hold a much bigger place than that in children's imaginations. "The Lego Movie" understands how fans interact with the brand and answers with a mile-a-minute...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"It's time to get going again."
With these words, host and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson kicks off the new documentary series, "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey." Premiering on Fox, the National Geographic Channel and eight other affiliated networks...