| Aug 18, 2008
| 5:18 PM
| Mar 12, 2009
Soon after its 1987 founding, South by Southwest emerged as one of the nation's top showcases for off-the-beaten-track music. Now the festival has turned into a very different kind of launchpad -- for the often raunchy youth-appeal comedies that have...
| Jan 11, 2009
The fiery prison riot scene was over and, mopping the sweat from his brow, actor Jackie Earle Haley was heading back to his trailer in seach of some lunch. It was a crisp fall day in 2007 on the set of " Watchmen," the most challenging comic-book movie...
| Mar 1, 2009
On a wintry day here last year, Zack Snyder hunkered down in a dank prison cell, peered between the bars and watched bloodthirsty inmates run riot. All the smoke and screams only made him smile; the fiery cellblock he saw before him looked nearly...
| Feb 15, 2009
Words & Ideas
Reza Aslan The author of "How to Win a Cosmic War: Why We're Losing the War on Terror" will discuss and sign his new book. Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 3 p.m. Free with museum admission. (323) 937-4230....
| Apr 11, 2009
To the jaded Holden Caulfield in "The Catcher in the Rye," he was the guy responsible for "all that David Copperfield kind of crap." In "The Wire," he's the obsession of a philistine, prize-obsessed editor who can't stop drawing glib parallels between...
| Mar 5, 2009
Alan Moore was right. There isn't a movie in his landmark graphic novel "Watchmen" -- at least not a really good one. What we get instead is something acceptable but pedestrian, an adaptation that is more a prisoner of its story than the master of it....
| Mar 8, 2009
March has been declared Carla Gugino month -- or maybe it just feels that way. The actress is in the just-released "Watchmen" and in Friday's "Race to Witch Mountain." And she's soon heading to Broadway for Eugene O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms."
| Jun 24, 2009
| 1:36 PM
Sort of a hybrid of "Jumper," " Watchmen," "X-Men" and any other project about a group with unusual abilities, this fantasy casts Chris Evans ("Fantastic Four") as a telekinetic wonder trying to help other specially gifted people being pursued by a...
| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:53 AM
Liesl Bradner checks in with a report about the guerrilla ad campaign for the "Fight Club" anniversary edition. One of the many memorable lines in David Fincher???s startling and controversial "Fight Club," which celebrates its 10th anniversary this fall:...
| Oct 19, 2009
| 4:33 PM
The Oscar-winning screenwriter tries to shake off the bad memories (especially "Batman & Robin") as he joins the "Fringe" team and guide four DC Comics properties to the screen....
| Nov 13, 2009
| 4:33 PM
â¢ Tony-winning composer Maury Yeston talked in great detail to Harry Haun about the journey of "Nine" from screen (as "8 1/2") to stage and back to screen. "There are only two ways to approach Broadway shows becoming movies," Yeston says. "One of them...