Film / Television

Military bonds cross over from the front lines to the film set (Photos)

Veterans who've already gained a toehold in the entertainment business are helping newcomers break in, and the rest of the industry may be following suit. Josie Huang reports.

Oscars 2013: Honoring the scientific and technical geniuses who make movie magic

The Oscars are a few weeks away, but the show’s geekier cousin, the Scientific and Technical Awards, happens tomorrow. KPCC’s Sanden Totten reports.

Stuart Freeborn, 'Star Wars' make-up artist, dies at 98

Pioneering make-up artist Stuart Freeborn, responsible for Yoda, Chewbacca and many other iconic move characters, passed away earlier this week in London at 98.

VIDEO: Short film tells Zachary Quinto's LA shelter dog adoption story

The new short film “Dog Eat Dog” tells the story of how actor Zachary Quinto (You might know him as Sylar from “Heroes” or, oh yeah, Spock) adopted a dog from an L.A. shelter.

Tim Burton on 'Frankenweenie' and the art of creating an oeuvre

"Frankenweenie" director Tim Burton joins AirTalk to talk about his new film, his filmmaking process, and his passion for the handmade feel of stop-motion film.

VIDEO: '30 Rock' finale on Los Angeles: Young blondes and the film industry

Thursday night saw the end of "30 Rock," but the New York City-based show also offered a look at what pretty much everyone outside of Los Angeles thinks of L.A.

Ron Jeremy has emergency surgery in LA; Twitter overflows with NSFW reaction

Ron Jeremy, one of the biggest names in pornography, has undergone surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after suffering a near-heart aneurysm.

Groundhog Day is 20! History repeats at the Aero on Feb 2

The Bill Murray time-trap classic turns 20. What's your favorite line?

Watch teen Jennifer Lawrence covered in cake in old MTV promo video

At the Screen Actors Guild awards, Lawrence's reveals her dark, blond past — she earned her SAG card as the birthday girl in MTV promos for "My Super Sweet 16."

'Argo,' Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis win at SAG Awards

The CIA thriller "Argo" continues to steamroll through awards season, winning the top honor for overall cast performance at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Channel 101 back for 2013 with more viral video battles

They held their 2013 debut screening Saturday night. My personal favorite this month: “Car-Jumper,” the current reigning champion at five episodes.

VIDEO: Film based on Oakland police shooting wins Sundance Award

The dramatic film “Fruitvale” and the documentary “Blood Brother” won over audiences and Sundance Film Festival judges.

Guild gold: Actors gather for SAG Awards Sunday night

A puzzling Academy Awards season will sort itself out a bit more with the SAG Awards, where actors gather to honor their own in what's often prelude for who’ll win an Oscar.

Force of nature J.J. Abrams goes from Star Trek to Star Wars, fans fight in cyberspace

Extreme fans collides - It's Starfleet on Skywalker, Empire against Enterprise, and no shortage of phaser fire for the newest captain of the proverbial ship.

Sundance: 'Kill Your Darlings' & 'Big Sur' Kerouac double feature

If the Beat Generation hadn't existed, Sundance would have had to invent it. So much of what we associate with hipster culture today originates with the Beats. They wrote a few good poems and novels, too.

Ray Greene at Sundance 2013: 'Lovelace' is an acting showcase, but lacks passion

"Lovelace" is like a faked orgasm — a pale simulation, lacking in passion, danger and all the raw red stuff of actual life.