| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Die-hard mythology fans will be disappointed by "The Legend of Hercules," directed by Renny Harlin. While the story has a balance of action and romance, the writers took many liberties with the original Hercules myth.
One of the biggest departures...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Universal Pictures' Afghanistan war drama "Lone Survivor" stormed movie theaters over the weekend, while "The Legend of Hercules" debuted to less-than-legendary results.
"Lone Survivor," based on Marcus Luttrell's bestselling first-hand account of an...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:30 AM
A towering figure of Greek mythology, the half-human, half-god strong man Hercules has always been something of a schlock icon where movies are concerned, from the wave of Italian-made, sword-and-sandal cheapies that broke upon these shores in the 1950s...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 3:36 PM
"Lone Survivor," Universal Pictures' military drama about a mission gone wrong, could ambush "Frozen" at the box office this weekend, as "The Legend of Hercules" joins the fray and "Her" and "August: Osage County" enter more theaters.
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:00 AM
On a Friday a few weeks ago, the "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's" first full day in theaters, I made my way into the real world — or at least as real as Rick Caruso's Americana at Brand gets — to see what the pre-"Games" party looked like,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:30 PM
"Live at the Foxes Den" is a film with a noir soul trapped in an episode of "Glee" as told by Instagram. First-time writer-director Michael Kristoff and writer/co-star Jack Holmes serve up Jackson Rathbone as a wannabe-Sinatra-type lounge singer in this...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:45 PM
When the receipts are tallied for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," heroine Katniss Everdeen and her famed arrows will likely hit a box-office bull's-eye. The film starring Jennifer Lawrence is forecast by some to sell as much as $180 million in...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:09 AM
"Kate and Sam Are Not Breaking Up"
The final "Twilight" movie came out a year ago. That's a lot of time in pop-cultural terms — we've moved on to the next juggernaut, yes? And yet the on-again, off-again romance between its stars is of great...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Here's some post-Halloween fun. A new video has emerged online of a creepy "Twilight" doll that was intended to be the half-vampire, half-human spawn of Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson).
The "Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga,"...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Jaimie Alexander may be done up in warrior's gear as Lady Sif in "Thor: The Dark World," but she showed off most of what's underneath that costume Monday at the movie's Hollywood premiere.
Her daring, see-through dress, by Azzaro Couture, according to...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Peter Facinelli, who plays doctors in the "Twilight" films and the "Nurse Jackie" television series, and his ex-wife, actress Jennie Garth, have sold their home in Toluca Lake for $3.99 million. The buyer is "The Big Bang Theory" co-creator Bill Prady....
| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:41 PM
It is just a few minutes into "Grown Ups 2" when star Adam Sandler is peed on in the face by a deer. How one feels about that — is it funny, is it cheap, is it a weird curiosity? — will likely be an accurate litmus test for responses to the...