Film / Television

R.H. Greene on LA Film Festival Almodovar premiere: 'I'm So Excited!'

Whether it's a cranky dominatrix, a lovelorn hit man, a gay pilot passing for straight or a criminal financial mastermind in the grip of scandal, Almodovar believes passionately in every person's right to screw up.

'20 Feet From Stardom' puts back-up singers in the spotlight

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville wanted to give the limelight to an often unnoticed voice that has filled millions of American homes: the back-up singer.

'Tapia' film on late NM boxer set to premiere

A documentary on the rise and fall of Albuquerque-born, multiple-time world champion boxer Johnny Tapia premieres this weekend at the L.A. Film Festival.

Film studios and theater owners fight over length of movie trailers (Poll)

If the National Association of Theater Owners has its way, previews will start clocking in at just 2 minutes. Are theater trailers too lengthy? Do they give away too much of the movie?

'Veronica Mars' movie to shoot scenes at KPCC

Why is the former teen detective bringing her new movie to KPCC's Pasadena studios? The clues are here.

Weekend box office: 'The Purge' surges to top spot

In a week marked by revelations of perceived government misdeeds and more than a little mayhem, Universal's 'The Purge' has soared past sales expectations.

'Bathing Beauty' Esther Williams dies; see video of her underwater moments

“Bathing Beauty” Esther Williams, the Inglewood-born swimming champion who took her swim moves to film in 1940s and ’50s musicals, has died at 91.

My! Movies come and go so quickly here!: 'The Wizard of Oz' in IMAX 3D for one week

Often recognized as "the diamond anniversary," MGM's classic "The Wizard of Oz" will instead be celebrating its 75th anniversary this year with giant rubies in 3D IMAX.

Video: Artist Llynn Foulkes in new documentary 'One Man Band'

The Llynn Foulkes of “One Man Band” is a Lear figure, raging against the dying of the light in a world that has deprived him of his legacy.

'Grumpy Cat' meme finally says yes to something — a Hollywood movie deal

Seems an Internet-famous feline has been scratching around L.A.'s glittering litterbox of movie stars. We've heard that Hollywood changes people. This just in, it also changes cats.

David Kwong, the magician behind the magic in 'Now You See Me'

David Kwong, magic consultant on the film, "Now You See Me," talks about his craft, the state of magic, and why Jesse Eisenberg could never be a great magician.

Honoring 'worst film director' Ed Wood with statue in NY

A man in upstate New York wants to erect a statue to the Hollywood film director considered by some critics to be the worst of all time.

Katy Perry, Robert Pattinson crash Santa Barbara wedding rehearsal

Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson decided over the weekend to attend a Santa Barbara County wedding rehearsal — for people they didn’t know.

In battle of sequels, 'Fast and Furious' blows past 'Hangover'

"Fast & Furious 6" is revving past "The Hangover Part III" in the No. 1 position at the Memorial Day weekend box office.

Homeless LA woman benefits from 'Hangover 3' star's generosity

When Zach Galifianakis found out two years ago that Elizabeth “Mimi” Haist was homeless, he set her up in a Santa Monica apartment that he pays the rent on.

'Haunting Melissa': a horror series for your iPad and iPhone

The producer of the horror movie "The Ring" has a new ghost story out — but this one's tailored to a much smaller screen.