| Apr 19, 2013
| 12:18 AM
Deftones bassist injured in car crash
Chi Cheng, 42, the bassist for the Grammy-winning rock band the Deftones, died Saturday at a Sacramento hospital from injuries he suffered in an automobile crash more than four years ago.
| Apr 20, 2013
| 10:06 AM
Terrence Malick became a critics' darling, a hot young director to watch, with his first two features, "Badlands" (1973) and "Days of Heaven" (1978). Then he disappeared for 20 years.
By the time he returned with "The Thin Red Line," he had become,...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 8:51 AM
After suffering a couple of box-office disappointments, Tom Cruise posted his first No. 1 film opening in years at the multiplex this weekend.
The 50-year-old's science fiction flick "Oblivion" was the only new movie to hit theaters this weekend and...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 7:13 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movie fans slipped into "Oblivion" as the Tom Cruise sci-fi thriller led Hollywood with a $38.2 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.
That domestic haul comes on top of $33.7 million "Oblivion" added in overseas...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 2:12 PM
I was prejudiced against "Oblivion" because about a week before it opened. A friend of mine got to see a movie in advance and left after the first half hour. At around the 31-minute mark, I was jealous of my friend. It's not a terrible movie in that...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"The ABC show 'The View' has become the news comment place du jour as if you guys -- meaning you fabulous women -- were all Edward R. Murrow. How do you explain your show's news value prominence?"
THIS IS what I asked Whoopi Goldberg when we had our...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 2:30 PM
It's curtains for the Gibson Amphitheatre, as the concert venue, active since 1972, is winding down to make room for Universal Studios Hollywood's Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Universal also plans to close its Curious George playland to provide...
| Apr 25, 2013
The Big Wedding
"Marriage is like a phone call late at night," Robert De Niro says, in dulcet voice-over mode, at the outset of "The Big Wedding." "First comes the ring, and then you wake up."
Rim shot, please.
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Big-budget science-fiction movies are often vehicles for selling toys to kids and merchandise to adult fans. But there was a time when these films offered compelling visions of a strange future far beyond conventional thinking. "Forbidden Planet" in 1956,...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Moviegoers and movie critics have come away from "Oblivion" raving about the vavoom vehicles in the box-office hit starring Tom Cruise -- especially lead character Jack's futuristic folding motocross bike.
Known on the set as "Jack's moto bike," the...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 12:53 AM
Tom Cruise has made his first public comment about his divorce from wife Katie Holmes. “I did not expect that,” he told German TV about Holmes’ June, 2012 announcement that she was leaving the Top Gun star. Cruise said he’s had...
| Apr 11, 2013
Take away the British actors, accents and settings, and "Welcome to the Punch" would still be a perfectly serviceable if utterly generic cop thriller.
A tale of corruption, gunplay and murder, it takes a few unpredictable turns before reaching a...