| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:49 PM
It’s taken nearly 20 years to get “The Giver” — a popular science-fiction Young Adult novel and winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal — to the big screen. “I’m glad it happened while I was still alive,” 77-year-...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Galaxy Theatres in the Glendale Marketplace screened its final movie last Friday before closing up shop, a move that comes just a few months after the owner of the outdoor plaza’s anchor store, Old Navy, announced it was leaving.
Galaxy opened in...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:20 PM
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. posted a $15.4-million loss in the second quarter after the company saw lower-than-expected box-office results for its latest movie, "How to Train Your Dragon 2."
The Glendale company reported a loss of of $15.4 million, or...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Of the three Korean directors to have achieved international fame in the past decade, two made their English language debuts last year — Kim Jee-woon with the utterly pedestrian Schwarzenegger vehicle "The Last Stand," and Park Chan-wook with the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Roman Polanski's adaptation of David Ives's play "Venus in Fur" — itself a sort of meta-adaptation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's 1870 short novella (whose title is usually translated as "Venus in Furs") — is, among other things, a...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 1:40 PM
John Steinbeck called it "the mother road," the same stretch of highway the novelist sent his long-suffering Joad family hurtling west in "The Grapes of Wrath." Jack Kerouac knew the same strip of asphalt just as intimately, once writing that "the road is...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 12:36 PM
Paula Devine was the undisputed star of the evening at her post-swearing-in celebration. With 200 of her closest friends, Glendale City Council's newest member opened her party, “Thank you for making your vote Devine.”
The Chevy Chase Country...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 11:47 PM
Gareth Evans — writer/director of the 2012 Indonesian action film “The Raid: Redemption,” a surprising art-house hit — reunites with star Iko Uwais for this sequel. The team gets points for not simply aping the first film: Evans...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Martin Short is a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor with dozens of films behind him and a small crowd of bizarre characters that follow him everywhere. The "completely mental" Ed Grimley — with slippery cowlick and pants pulled up to his chest...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 10:12 PM
“The Amazing Catfish” is only one of the many small films opening in and around this summer studio tentpoles, but it’s getting tougher to see any of them in a theater.
We all know that, in the real world, art is inextricably bound up...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 4:07 PM
An animation studio has drawn up plans to move into a 40,000-square-foot office building in Glendale, where its officials expect to be churning out several TV series and feature-length films.
The Paris-based Zagtoon announced it will be expanding to a...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:07 PM
It was back in 1989 that Jack Nicholson, his face frozen into a permanent, monstrous grin as the Joker, marveled at the escape of his arch-nemesis Batman and wondered, “Where does he get all those wonderful toys?”
With the release of that...