A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided. Elysium Distributor: Sony So close and yet so far, the colony of Elysium…
Comedy for a Cure
For all its negative pre-release publicity, this is a surprisingly smart, gripping and imaginative addition to the zombie-movie canon.
Supporters and stars flocked to the corner of Ivar and Sunset to laugh and partake in a Comedy for a Cure fundraiser. Coin from the April 7 benefit went to the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, which…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Annette Funicello, who first gained fame as a 12-year-old Mousekeeter on Disney's "The Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1950s and then starred opposite Frankie Avalon in a series of musical beach party…
Jerry Seinfeld, Suzanne Vega, Ingrid Michaelson and Stevie Wonder were among the featured performers at the April 4 fundraiser honoring lobbyist Lizzie Robbins and benefiting Paul Newman's…
Decades of irreverence and oddball humor have made Penn & Teller notorious as the Bad Boys of Magic, but even as renegades they've charmed their fellow performers — including some of the world's most…
It's a tough crowd in Phoenix, but when they like you, they really, really like you. And they showered their love onto Reba McEntire and Rita Wilson (along with Tom Hanks via telephone) during the…
Trading her improv-based filmmaking style for a more traditional screenplay-grounded model, Lynn Shelton delivers an uneven mix of half-formed conflicts in this mystifying dramedy.
Finnerty had the distinct disadvantage of having to negotiate a deal while an entire city of Lakers fans -- or, more specifically, 1.2 million DirecTV customers -- were looking over his shoulder in…
Sol Weinstein, a comedy writer who penned episodes of "The Jeffersons," "Three's Company" and "The Love Boat" and also composed Bobby Darin's hit song "The Curtain Falls," died of pancreatic cancer…
A forgotten chapter of Middle Eastern history is brought to light in docu "The Lebanese Rocket Society."