Friday, Sept. 13 The New Beverly Cinema is showing two of Sarah Polley's films back-to-back, beginning at 7:30 p.m. In the documentary Stories We Tell, Polley navigates her own family's secrets. Then, in Polley's first feature as director, Away from Her, we follow the marriage of a retired couple ( ... More >>
Citing Director Tony Scott's fatal dive off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro last summer, a California legislator is proposing that new and rebuilt state bridges contain "suicide barriers." San Francisco state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano says it's too easy to jump off bridges like the Vincent Tho ... More >>
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Update, 1 p.m.: Gerber's suicide was just confirmed in a post on his Facebook profile. Headline and story have been changed to reflect this fact. Another well-loved member of the L.A. film industry -- documentary producer and digital-tech pioneer Brian Gerber -- took his life this week by driving h ... More >>
Comic Jeff Ross' balls are as big as his mouth, which is on fire every week on his new Comedy Central show, The Burn with Jeff Ross, where he rips "the world a new asshole, one crack at a time." You probably know Ross as the Roastmaster General, the network's go-to-guy for its annual celeb roasts wh ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with a NEW report that Scott DID NOT have cancer. Top was rewritten to reflect our own confirmation of reports of Scott's death. First posted at 9:01 p.m. Sunday. Director Tony Scott jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro today, the L.A. County Coroner ... More >>
SonyDespite the brilliance of Moneyball as a baseball movie -- a really cheesy moment exists in the film. Looking to rally moviegoers this weekend is the feature adaptation of Michael Lewis 2003 tome Moneyball, which dramatizes the resurrection of the 2002 underdogs, the Oakland A's, under th ... More >>
Timothy NorrisPhillip Noyce Phillip Noyce's velvety accent and snow-white mane made his aphorisms sound handed down from on high while Richard Kelly and Ruben Fleischer offered two examples of what it means to be a young filmmaker at a panel of directors at the L.A. Film Festival on Sunday.
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