| Apr 22, 2012
The Angry Buddhist
Europa Editions: 400 pp., $16 paper
Seth Greenland's "The Angry Buddhist" begins with two sexy American women getting matching tattoos in Puerto Vallarta — and then it swiftly jumps forward into the...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 1:10 PM
"Push Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive Women"
By Maud Lavin
The MIT Press, 312 pages, $27.95
Aggression provokes complex feelings. On the one hand, we think of aggressive people as pushy, domineering, and quite possibly violent or threatening. At...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 11:21 AM
Some of the signature action films of Tony Scott, who authorities said died Sunday after leaping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, had an unbilled but unforgettable character: music.
Scott blockbusters such as "Top Gun" and "Beverly Hills Cop...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 5:54 PM
A scheduled Friars Club Roast of Quentin Tarantino, scheduled for Friday in Manhattan, has been postponed due to the death of his long-time editor Sally Menke.
PIX 11 News has learned the Friar's Club has postponed the roast at the request of the honoree...
| Jul 11, 2012
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have reportedly lined up the florist and caterers for a summer wedding in New Orleans.
Tourism experts say it's a ceremony that will again put the city on the global stage.
It's one of the most anticipated unions of the...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 6:18 AM
Quentin Tarantino. Leonardo DiCaprio. Working together.
How can we lose?
The Hollywood Reporter, among others, is reporting that DiCaprio is in talks to play one of the lead villains in Tarantino's spaghetti western project "Django Unchained"........
| Jun 15, 2011
| 12:21 PM
It's the next best thing to a Tarantino Christmas flick.
The Weinstein Company has announced a release date for the upcoming "Django Unchained," director Quentin Tarantino's much-discussed spaghetti western. The movie will open in theaters on December...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 5:45 AM
While most of us have Christmas on our minds, Universal Studios Hollywood is already planning for next Halloween.
> Halloween Horror Nights 2011: Review | Photos | Celebrities
Universal has been conducting an online survey to gauge fan interest in 50...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:20 AM
First published on Oct. 30, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Set an out-of-towner loose to roam the Los Angeles area between West Hollywood and Koreatown, and what can you expect? A food-truck overdose, perhaps. Or the bold suggestion that...
| Jun 6, 2012
Imagine the story of the Nativity recast as a Hollywood blockbuster — a sword-and-sandals epic loaded with expensive computer-generated effects, a disfigured, lecherous villain and enough hacked-off limbs, severed heads and stomach-turning...
| Sep 9, 2011
"Shaolin," with its feuding warlords and fighting monks in '20s era China, is a sprawling popcorn blast of action kept spinning with crazy cool kung fu, tons of fake spurting blood (I think everyone had a packet clinched in their teeth) and slacker...
| Nov 20, 2011
Shopping centers have always been about more than shopping. Before the rise of Internet-based social interaction, malls were a workplace, gathering place and pop culture petri dish for the better part of two generations. That made them the perfect...