Film / Television

Nora Ephron and the days of the week underpants, a brief tribute

In 1989, Ephron's "When Harry Met Sally" knocked pop culture on its Connick, providing 96 minutes of quotable genius for the next 20 years and counting.

Nora Ephron dead at 71

Nora Ephron, the acclaimed writer behind "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle" was 71.

Is a midnight movie premiere really worth $100?

How much would you pay for a movie ticket? The sold out IMAX midnight screenings of The Dark Knight Rises are sending fans to scalpers for ridiculous prices.

Vampira and Me Off-Ramp documentary now a major motion picture

RH Greene turned his Off-Ramp documentary about 1950s TV sensation "Vampira" (Maila Nurmi) into a film that's nominated for best documentary in the LA Film Festival.

Remembering Goodfellas' Henry Hill

I'd never seen "Goodfellas." But I was one of the hundreds who had the chance to hear him speak at a screening of the film.

Math moguls: Can Japanese physicists predict a Hollywood hit?

The science of success gets sexy with symbols in a study published by the New Journal of Physics that claims to have the answer to Hollywood's biggest question.

Misreported Lindsay Lohan news mutates into celebrity death watch

The news of a Lindsay Lohan related 911 call prompted what is perhaps society's least sensitive display of concern, a Twitter death watch and its many variations.

She came from Hollywood

If you were a horror movie fan in Los Angeles in the 1950’s, you were glued to the TV every Saturday night to watch Vampira.

Documentary 'Reportero' looks at Tijuana journo who risks his life to report on crime

KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman Lopez with Bernardo Ruiz, director of "Reportero," a documentary at the LA Film Festival that at a Tijuana journo who risks his life to report on crime

Aubrey Plaza of 'Parks and Rec' stars in new film

Aubrey Plaza of NBC's "Parks and Rec" joins the show to discuss her upcoming film and the shock of sudden stardom.

FilmWeek: Prometheus, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted and more

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Andy Klein, Claudia Puig and Charles Solomon to discuss this week’s new films.

Family Feud's Richard Dawson dies in LA

Dawson was well-known for kissing thousands of female contestants as host of the game show. He was 79.

Kathryn Joosten dies in Westlake Village

Joosten, who had battled lung cancer for 11 years, died Saturday at her home in Los Angeles, her publicist Nadine Jolson said.

FilmWeek: Snow White and the Huntsman, Battlefield America and more

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Wade Major and Charles Solomon to discuss this week’s new films.

The forces behind film prices

Why pay the same lousy twelve bucks to watch rotten-tomato “The Raven” as you would for big-screen blockbuster "The Avengers"?

Mike Birbiglia and Terry Gross hang out in new YouTube short

Watch comedian/author/"This American Life" personality Mike Birbiglia get to know "Fresh Air" host Terry Gross in this hilarious new short.