| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 1:08 PM
Netflix has acquired the exclusive U.S. rights to movies from Walt Disney Studios films, beginning in 2016, in a three-year deal that catapults the Internet video-on-demand service into direct competition with pay-TV giants such as HBO and Showtime.
| Dec 7, 2012
| 4:46 PM
The evergreen appeal of Frank Capra's film classic, “It's a Wonderful Life,” about a despairing Everyman who learns that his life has had profound meaning, translates not only to frequent TV airings during the holiday season, but to numerous...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 12:28 PM
Warner Bros.confirmed Monday that “The Dark Knight Rises” grossed $160.9 million in the United States and Canada from Friday through Sunday and an additional $88 million overseas in the first 17 countries where it debuted.
For the first...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 3:27 PM
On San Fernando near the border of Glendale and Burbank, it looks as if someone flew in a sausage haus from Bavaria and dropped it smack between a bank and a blank beige wall.
It wasn’t moved there, though walking into the Continental Gourmet...
| 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...
| 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.
| Apr 20, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Before Raymond Chandler's hard-boiled L.A. detective Philip Marlowe and his vivid literary prose caught the public's attention, before Billy Wilder's towering position as one of Hollywood's greatest writer-directors, there was a James M. Cain novel...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Below the din and electric stress of last week's Burbank Literacy Spelling Bee, a little blue card floated my way.
I sat at the judges' table looking out at a beaming team of library employees, folks who "have had 30 years, eight hours a day" to...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:26 PM
The white '91 Mustang was wasted. Dead. A heap of scrap worth barely more than the gas Bob Thomas spent to go and see it.
But in his eyes, and in the eyes of The Old and the Reckless race team, the car represented "Life, the Universe and Everything."...