Film / Television

Will popularity of violent 'Hunger Games' surpass 'Twilight'?

Lions Gate hopes its movie will be the next big box-office franchise, but some say the movie's narrative is too dark.

Jury possibly deadlocked in 'Desperate Housewives' trial

Jurors sitting in Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination trial against Marc Cherry told the judge they were "having difficulty reaching a verdict" on Wednesday.

Spoiler rules laid out by cult TV icons

As someone who got "The Walking Dead" spoiled this week (thanks a lot, Internet), I appreciate this effort by cult TV icons to lay down the rules for spoilers.

Even President Obama gets his movie ideas turned down

Bad news for all you aspiring Hollywood screenwriters out there: It apparently doesn't matter how powerful you are. The latest failed auteur? President Obama.

Star Wars artist who designed Darth Vader dies at 82

Star Wars artist Ralph McQuarrie, who created many of the original movie characters, has died. McQuarrie was responsible for bringing the Star Wars trilogy to life.

Actor Topher Grace makes his own 'Star Wars' prequel edit

Star Wars fans are known to be a bit obsessive, going to elaborate lengths in service to their fandom. Well, there's a celebrity to add to their ranks: Topher Grace.

Pina 3D to play at Downtown Independent thru March 14th.

Wim Wenders' tribute to the late choreographer Pina Bausch has been described as the best use of 3D technology in film to date, and it's easy to see why.

Desperate Housewives creator admits 'tapping' actress on head

"Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry went to court Monday, defending himself against allegations he smacked an actress on his show on the back of the head.

FilmWeek: Act of Valor, Wanderlust, and more

KPCC film critics Wade Major and Peter Rainer join Larry to review the week’s new film releases.

Saturn Awards beam up fantasy, sci-fi, horror nominees

Just when you thought awards season was over, the Saturn Awards have beamed up their nominations for the year's best sci-fi, fantasy and horror films.

Just how green was the Oscars red carpet?

During the week leading up to the 84th annual Academy Awards (which appear to have been watched by more people than last year’s telecast), the Hollywood community made a concerted effort to keep things as environmentally friendly as possible.

Oscars 2012: The gaffes and the highlights

Writer and comedian Teresa Strasser joins the show with a sassy recap of this year's Oscars. She takes us through the evening's highlights.

Academy unhappy but helpless to stop Oscar auction

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is not unhappy with but unable to prevent plans to auction off 15 Oscar statuettes.

Few Oscar-nominated films shot in Washington DC

Only one of this year’s Oscar nominated films was shot in Washington D.C. — and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” is only up for three technical awards.

Whitney Houston memorabilia to go to auction

Some of the jewels and clothes that adorned Whitney Houston wore in her films will be up for grabs next month, including a dress and earrings from "The Bodyguard."

Oscar study: Most Academy voters are white, male, over 40

Most voters are men. Blacks and Hispanics only account for 4 percent of those who dole out the golden statuette. Only 2 percent are younger than 40. And it may not change soon.