Film / Television

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?

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.