| Nov 9, 2012
| 3:32 PM
Mike Tyson might not have been the greatest heavyweight champion in history, but he's definitely the most intellectual.
Asked to name his all-time favorite book, the retired boxer and all-around social phenomenon doesn't hesitate.
"The Count of Monte...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Major Harris, a smooth-toned R&B singer whose work on his own and with the Delfonics helped popularize the so-called "Philadelphia sound," died Friday at the age of 65 in his hometown of Richmond, Va. The cause was congestive heart and lung failure, his...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 12:21 PM
Just who will direct "Star Wars: Episode VII"? For now, we have more names against the project than we have for it.
Everyone from Steven Spielberg to Quentin Tarantino to Guillermo del Toro has denied interest in directing the newest "Star Wars" film,...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 9:38 AM
The critics and reporters assembled to watch the new “Life of Pi” a few weeks ago weren't expecting a filmmaker introduction, but in stepped the ever-soft-spoken Ang Lee to inform them that this had been his hardest film to make and that...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 12:14 PM
If it's easy to curse Quentin Tarantino for all the bad-to-awful imitations he's inspired, then it's only fair to grant him a degree of absolution for the occasional good-to-brilliant imitation. Case in point: Martin McDonagh's hilarious new "Seven...
| 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...
| May 13, 2012
Singer and actress Julie Andrews has listed the Brentwood house she owned with her late husband, director and screenwriter Blake Edwards, for $2.649 million. Less than a month after coming on the market, the tidy white home with gray shutters is already...
| May 8, 2012
| 5:21 PM
Film producer Stacey Sher and musician Kerry Brown have listed their house in the Beverly Crest area at $5.795 million.
Originally designed by Wallace Neff, the 1948 house was once the home of actress Julie Andrews and director Blake Edwards and later...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 5:28 PM
It's a mark of great film-making when the retelling of history, with a known outcome, seizes us with suspense. Such is the case with "Argo," which had my heart racing within the first five minutes thanks to Ben Affleck's smart direction.
It opens with...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Countdown to Halloween: five days.
I don't like wearing costumes, I'm not into haunted houses, candy corn is too sweet, and I prefer pumpkin pie to pumpkin carvings.
But I do like horror movies — just not the kind with umpteen sequels. I saw...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 1:14 AM
"Wreck-It Ralph" smashed his way to the top of the box office and 'Flight' had a solid take-off as the aftermath ofsuper storm Sandy turned out to have no apparent impact on the box office this weekend.
"Wreck-It," a family animated comedy about a...
| Jun 3, 2012
Known for the variety of the roles he plays, Leonardo DiCaprio now is trying his hand at Malibu beach house landlord. He has listed his oceanfront Cape Cod-inspired home for $75,000 a month for a long-term tenant or $150,000 a month for leases of less...