| Jun 17, 2011
In the old days, super hero movies were made telling the complete story. In the first Superman with Christopher Reeve, we were shown how the character was found on Earth by his parents. We saw clips of him growing up, and it quickly got to the main story....
| Jul 24, 2012
| 9:16 AM
The Toronto International Film Festival has chosen "Looper," director Rian Johnson's "thinking-man actioner" starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, to open its 10-day event starting Sept. 6. The film stars Gordon-Levitt as a time-traveling...
| Mar 22, 2009
For someone in the midst of a professional crisis, Susan Sarandon is the picture of calm as she sips tea in a private Greenwich Village club. A head of curls is tucked under a newsboy cap, and her delicate porcelain features are remarkably ageless. You...
| May 3, 2009
There are precious few guarantees in the theater anymore. Boffo playwrights went out with the Neil Simon dinosaurs. A new show by Stephen Sondheim, hands down the greatest living musical theater composer, can't even count on a Broadway booking. The only...
| Dec 23, 2009
| 6:17 PM
| Mar 1, 2009
If I ran the NEA, I would put the emphasis on arts education for the young. I would encourage artists throughout the country to volunteer a few hours a week to mentor students in public schools.
I would work with the Department of Education to ensure...
| Jul 24, 2008
There were no long lines of costumed fans at the first San Diego Comic-Con, and certainly no movie stars or press coverage. Back in 1970, a small crowd showed up at a downtown hotel to sift through musty, vintage issues of "Whiz Comics" and "Sheena: Queen...
| Dec 17, 2008
| 9:07 AM
Harrison Ford has given the hi-sign to TV wunderkind J.J. Abrams to star in "Morning Glory," a film about an aspiring news producer who attempts to save a failing morning show be quelling the tempers of its anchors.
According to Variety, Abrams will...
| Dec 18, 2008
HBO's "In Treatment" has booked a new patient -- " Lincoln Heights" star Russell Hornsby.
Hornsby will be a regular on the second season of the drama about a therapist ( Gabriel Byrne) and his patients. In other casting news, The CW has cast Brittany...
| Jan 28, 2009
It's only a matter of time before local film and TV buffs experience a sense of déjà vu around Los Angeles. That place looks familiar. Did you see it on the way home from work, or when you checked in with your favorite characters? Could be both.
| Sep 24, 2008
| 7:40 AM
Of all the movies about the current Iraq War, good or bad, passionate or indifferent, The Lucky Ones is the only one to embrace "daft." This all-over-the-place road-picture dramedy puts three wounded GIs in a minivan and takes them to a bar and a church,...