Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
Part of the renascent body-count action industry, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning mere existence might shock many Americans. "There are four Universal Soldier movies?" those shocked Americans would say. They might also be taken aback by the bracing violence that marks the film from stem to stern ... More >>
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War crimes, screwball and Vertigo
What is it with Christmas movies and food? Whether it's George Bailey borrowing his mother's good dishes for the high school dance in It's a Wonderful Life or Ralphie's little brother showing Mom "how the piggie eats" in A Christmas Story, eating is inextricably linked with holiday festivitie ... More >>
Fighting life in LACMA's weekend series
A salute to two main mensches of postwar American comedy
The Weekly's food critic on his LAFF presentation
Fake Hair and Forgotten Films, Under an Italian Moon.
A look back at the larger-than-life film star.
Today at 4 o'clock Marcy Winograd will announce her second Democratic primary run against Congresswoman Jane Harman. Winograd's event takes place at the entrance to the Venice Pier, which is located near the northern edge of the 36th District. In 2006 Winograd, an English teacher at Crenshaw High Sc ... More >>
New DVD set rounds up six classics by Hollywood maverick
Also, Love's Labour's Lost, Shanghai Moon, and more . . .
NEW TROUPES ON THE BLOCK Under the umbrella of Cornerstone Theatre Company, a new company called Teatro Jornalero Sin Fronteras (Day Laborer Theater Without Borders) launches at the Hollywood Community Job Center, 5669 De Longpre Avenue; December 20 at noon. The 15-member troupe will voice the s ... More >>
L.A. portrait artist remembers the author, 30 years his senior, with whom he shared a life
S-E-X for sale from Turner Classic Movies
What to do in Los Angeles this week
Celebrating the centennial of a tough Hollywood cookie
What to do in Los Angeles this week.
Anne Heche finds Men in Trees who like real women
Boze Hadleigh, Hollywood truth teller