Film / Television

Ken Burns takes on the American Dust Bowl

Burns’s latest documentary on the American Dust Bowl will air in November on PBS. He stopped by to talk with Patt about his newest project.

Warner Bros pulls trailer showing theater massacre after Aurora shooting

After Friday morning’s fatal shooting during the premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises” in Colorado, Warner Brothers has stopped running a trailer depicting a fictional movie theater massacre.

Death threats and comment boards shut down for the 'Dark Knight Rises'

The Dark Knight Rises will be released Friday, and fans are clamoring for every detail about Christopher Nolan’s third Batman film. So much so that a critic who panned the movie has received death threats, even though the review was a fake.

Give me land lots of land: Roy Rogers' ranch sells for $645K

The former SoCal ranch of the late King of the Cowboys, Roy Rogers, has been sold to the highest bidder for $645,000.

Westboro church calls for protest of Sage Stallone funeral

In between the hostile commentary on bikers, homosexuals, rabbis, missing kids, dead soldiers and the media, Phelps found time to protest Sage's "adulterous" father.

3D remake of 1962 film "Hara-Kiri" playing downtown

3D Samurai! Takashi Miike's newest movie, "Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai," a remake of the Kobayashi classic, starts July 20 at the Downtown Independent.

Richard Zanuck, producer of 'Jaws' and 'Driving Miss Daisy,' dies

Zanuck, along with Steven Spielberg, the young director he championed, ushered in the era of summer blockbusters.

Money troubles look to lower curtain on Latino Film Festival

Money problems could scrap plans for a popular local Latino film festival, set for next month at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

Oscar winner Ernest Borgnine dies at 95

Borgnine, the beefy screen star known for blustery, often villainous roles, but who won the best-actor Oscar for playing a lovesick butcher in "Marty," died Sunday.

A man and his 'Wings'

KPCC kicked off its inaugural FilmWeek Critics Club event last Friday, with a special screening of "Wings."

Rumer Willis and 'Hecklevision' come to Downtown film festival

This independent festival begins Friday and runs until July 13. Closing night features a screening of "Night of the Living Dead" -- with an interactive, technological twist.

Number of film shoots in LA continues to decline

The latest report from the organization that coordinates the permits for on-location shoots in Los Angeles, finds on-location shoots in the city fell slightly last quarter, with television taking the hardest hit.

'Amazing Spider-Man' satisfies despite unresolved mysteries

The Amazing Spider-Man is in theaters now, for everyone who wanted another Spider-Man origin story 10 years after the last one. Verdict: It's actually good.

Haefele on Ephron: "all those lines you would never forget"

Haefele on Ephron: "She was a friend in the sense that she was there writing things you wanted to read for most of your life.

Mission Impossible: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes head for divorce

With the help of a Church of Scientology minister, the maverick superstar wed the Dawson's Creek alum in 2006. Today, Suri's parents brace for a breakup.

Bush league psych-out? The Big Lebowski 2 is laughable, man

How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm once they've seen a story about the The Big Lebowski 2?