Film / Television

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.

Phil Solomon's dreamlike films come to LA

Filmmaker Phil Solomon's works are coming to Los Angeles, beginning with an installation at Young Projects at the Pacific Design Center.

Coachella 2014 dates, tickets: Advance sale, 'payment plan' start Friday

Coachella announced Monday that advance tickets go will go on sale Friday for next year's double, three-day festival held over two consecutive weekends in Indio.

'Trek' soars past 'Iron Man', but short of studio hopes

"Star Trek: Into Darkness" has warped its way to a $70.6 million domestic launch from Friday to Sunday, though it's not setting any records with a debut that's lower than the studio's expectations.

Theater chain to offer deaf patrons closed-captioning glasses

The glasses project holographic captions in front of the moviegoer's eyes, even enabling the wearer to adjust the font size as needed.

'Valley Girl' turns 30: The San Fernando Valley then and now

While the "Valley Girl" of the eighties became a cultural phenomenon, the Valley itself is a unique part of the country. Kevin Roderick, author of “The San Fernando Valley: America’s Suburb," tells us about the evolution of this influential region of Southern California.

In 'Aroused,' porn stars reveal the intimate details of their off-screen lives

Photographer Deborah Anderson has made a name for herself shooting pictures of celebrities such as Elton John, George Clooney, Cindy Crawford and the singer Pink. But recently she turned her lens to stars of a different sort: adult film performers.

Dean Jeffries, TV car creator for the Monkees, Green Hornet, dies

Jeffries, car customizer known for creating the Black Beauty for “The Green Hornet," the Monkeemobile for “The Monkees” and giving James Dean’s Porsche a custom paint job, has died.

Why comic book fans hate the Mandarin in 'Iron Man 3' (POLL)

“You’ll never see me coming.” That quote from Sir Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin sums up the film’s surprise twist.

Stop-motion effects master Ray Harryhausen dies, 92 (video)

Special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen died Tuesday. Harryhausen brought to life a wide variety of creatures, utilizing stop-motion animation in the pre-CGI era.

Al Pacino quits 'Despicable Me 2'; here are 4 horrible movies Pacino said yes to

Al Pacino has quit his role in “Despicable Me 2,” just two months before the film’s release, citing creative differences. He's said yes to a lot of bad movies.