| Jul 29, 2012
William Friedkin has been directing films for roughly 45 years. You wouldn't know it to look at him. You'd likelier guess that he was born around the time his first feature — the 1967 Sonny and Cher vehicle “Good Times” — was made....
| Aug 5, 2012
| 6:00 AM
A 12-year-old girl crouches into a corner in an alley, talking on a cellphone. The tone of her voice, her body language and her facial expressions convey distress.
Nearby, another girl holds a boom microphone over her as other 10- to 13-year-olds look...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:44 PM
The Who released their “Quadrophenia” double album in 1973; six years later, they collaborated with director Franc Roddam (“The Bride,” “The Lords of Discipline”) on a film version — now newly restored and being...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 11:19 AM
Long buzzed about as an Academy Award contender, Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" won't be competing for any Oscars this season, as Warner Bros. is moving the F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation's release date from Christmas 2012 to summer 2013.
| Aug 11, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, August 11. If you've jogged next to the Los Angeles river between Sherman Oaks and Studio City, you may have noticed a green walkway.
The interesting part is that a nonprofit organization, Village Gardeners,...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 8:01 PM
As a part of the Burbank Public Library's continuing “Meet the Author” program, the library this past week gave Burbankers the opportunity to spend an evening with legendary nightclub owner and filmmaker Fred Weintraub.
Staged by Library...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 2:44 PM
It's safe to say that Gareth Huw Evans is the greatest Welsh director of Indonesian action films. Sony Classics picked up his second feature, “The Raid: Redemption,” to the cheers of Asian-action fans. The story is about a SWAT team sent on...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Alfred Hitchcock's reputation as a filmmaker was already on the rise when he died 32 years ago. Since then it has consistently (and rightly) grown ever greater. At the same time, his reputation as a person has taken a lot of blows ... whether rightly or...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Dozens of healthcare workers from the Motion Picture & Television Fund rallied outside the charity's Wasserman campus in Woodland Hills and other locations around Los Angeles on Thursday to protest stalled contract talks with their employer.
| Dec 2, 2012
| 10:59 AM
Apartment complexes planned before the demise of the redevelopment agencies in California continue to rise in North Hollywood.
The projects in the NoHo Arts District near the northern terminus of the Red Line subway include the recently completed NoHo...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 1:17 PM
“French historical reenactment” might not automatically sound like an exciting day out, but fighters dressed as gladiators pummeling each other into submission for real? Let's just say this could be the most visceral history lesson you'll ever...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 7:31 AM
Walt Disney Co. registered "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' $2.02-billion stake in the company for possible sale, allowing the filmmaker to sell the stock at his discretion.
Lucas, 68, holds 37.1 million shares of Disney, a 2.1% stake, according to a...