September 27, 2013 |
There are all sorts of great rock 'n' roll movies: straight concert docs ("The Last Waltz," "Gimme Shelter"), road sagas ("Don't Look Back," "Dig!") and fictional films ("A Hard Day's Night," "Quadrophenia"). So what is this weird beast "Metallica Through the Never"? It's two-thirds orthodox concert flick, one-third wordless sci-fi fright show. For America's biggest metal band, it's an ambitious but garbled attempt to stir up new evil. Director Nimród Antal ("Kontroll," "Predators")
September 17, 2013 |
Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling's new film series -- based on a fictional textbook that the author wrote to accompany her "Harry Potter" novels -- is expected to do big business for the Burbank movie studio. The Sept. 12 announcement that Warner Bros. would turn "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" into a franchise was also huge news for Stan Goldin, the owner of Whimsic Alley, a Miracle Mile specialty shop that sells "Harry Potter" merchandise, books and costumes. Goldin expects to see a surge in business around the release of the first "Fantastic Beasts" movie.
September 5, 2013 |
Whew! The "MasterChef" finale came mighty close to including the most reviled competitor in show history. Instead, the final two competitors standing will include the second- most disliked competitor of the season, Natasha Crnjac, a 26-year-old homemaker from San Diego. Now, Natasha will face off with Luca Manfe, a 31-year-old restaurant manager from New York City, he with the charming accent and the never-give-up story line. His first stab at "MasterChef" was a failure, but he came back for more and fought his way into the finale by absorbing every polishing note the judges hand him. But will it be enough to pull past Natasha, whose multicultural background has seemingly given her the dazzling ability to cook across an array of cuisines -- while teetering on stilettos?
June 29, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 30 - July 6, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY Former "American Idol" judges and best-friends-for-never Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are among the performers slated for the "BET Awards 2013. " Let's hope their paths don't cross backstage. 6 p.m. BET "Secrets of Henry VIII's Palace" tours London's Hampton Court, the finely appointed former residence of that portliest of Tudor monarchs.
June 17, 2013 |
Pauley Perrette was honored Saturday night by the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. as part of its 43rd annual Beastly Ball fundraiser among the animals, under the stars. The "NCIS" star, pictured above with a hedgehog that's even cuter than her costar Mark Harmon, did a meet-and-greet at the evening's pre-party soiree before being honored with the Tom Mankiewicz Leadership Award. Perrette, affiliated with myriad nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity, the NOH8 Campaign and Petfinder.com, helped create the "Meet the Keepers” video presentation now playing at the Elephants of Asia exhibit, in addition to other work for the zoo. She tweeted pics from the event, including one of her with a snake and another with longtime L.A. Zoo supporter Betty White.
May 23, 2013 |
How many little girls have dressed up like Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" and pretended to waltz around a ballroom? Or like Sleeping Beauty dancing with the prince? Now bigger girls can do the same. Disney Consumer Products has teamed with Ashdon Inc. , which specializes in special occasion dresses, on a collection of ballgowns inspired by Disney princesses. The Disney Royal Ball Quinceañera Collection is targeted specifically for Latinas' coming-of-age parties, but they would be appropriate for a Sweet Sixteen, as well.