September 19, 2013 |
Like the kidnapping at the tortured heart of "Prisoners," once this chilling thriller about a parent's worst nightmare grabs you, it refuses to let go. Even if the film wasn't coming out just months after the May rescue of three kidnapped women in Cleveland, held for a decade by a madman, we know the real world has monsters far more frightening than any Hollywood can manufacture. Reality informs "Prisoners" at every turn. French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve and screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski keep the tightly constructed terror twisting by holding it close.
July 25, 2013 |
To the list of standard truisms advanced by Hollywood movies - money can't buy happiness, beauty doesn't ensure love - "The Wolverine" is eager to add another certainty: comic book heroes are forever grumbling about their lot in life. One might think that having superpowers or at least extraordinary abilities would make a person cheerful if not downright happy. But no, the stalwarts of the Marvel universe like Spider-Man and the Hulk are always moping around letting us know that nobody knows the trouble they've seen.
July 23, 2013 |
Hugh Jackman will make his Southern California stage debut this fall. The Tony winner and Oscar nominee will bring his hit Broadway show "One Night Only" to Los Angeles to benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund. The one-man show will play Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Dolby Theatre and will feature a mix of musical entertainment and Hollywood film highlights. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage Jackman has long been involved with the Motion Picture & Television Fund, a 92-year-old charity that provides healthcare and retirement services to those in the entertainment community.
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July 8, 2013 |
When he was a 17-year-old Marine on weekend leave, Hugh O'Brian made easy money washing the storefront windows on Hollywood Boulevard. It was 1943 and O'Brian would go up and down the 6600 block of the boulevard, earning extra cash for his labors - money he said he generally used to help pay for dates. But it was his fame as an actor that permanently cemented his relationship with this famous street. His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was dedicated in 1960 - 6613 Hollywood Blvd., smack in the middle of the neighborhood where he once washed windows.
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June 2, 2013 |
Tony Liparote and his family have lived in Elizabeth Lake for 22 years. They'd always counted themselves lucky that brush fires had never chased them from their home. But that changed Saturday night, when triple-digit temperatures and erratic winds sent the Powerhouse fire careening into Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes, two small towns west of Palmdale in northern Los Angeles County. At 9 p.m. they packed some belongings after a sheriff's deputy warned residents of a possible evacuation.
May 31, 2013 |
It's every parent's worst nightmare: the disappearance of a child. It's also the subject of the new movie "Prisoners," starring Hugh Jackman, Viola Davis and Jake Gyllenhaal. If there's any comfort to be gleaned from the trailer, it's that Jackman is on the warpath to find his girl after the efforts of cop Gyllenhaal are not proving very effective. Paul Dano plays the stringy-haired suspect that Jackman goes after on his own. This project has had a lot of fits and starts on its way to the big screen.
May 21, 2013 |
Groping in the grotto isn't the only thing the Playboy Mansion is good for. Magazine publisher Hugh Hefner passes out awards there, too. On Wednesday, Norman Lear will get his turn. The 1970s sitcom legend - the man behind "All in the Family," "The Jeffersons" and more - will get a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the annual Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards. In addition to his TV producing work, the 90-year-old Lear became a liberal activist, founding People for the American Way in 1981.
April 15, 2013 |
Hugh Jackman was accosted by a razor-toting Bakersfield woman Saturday morning at a New York City gym. The woman, 47-year-old Katherine Thurston, reportedly ran into Jackman outside his gym and said, "We're going to get married, right?" before making her way inside, shouting that she loved him and taking an electric razor out of a bag, according to the New York Post . After losing hold of the razor and being told to leave, she fled and was arrested several blocks away. She was then charged with stalking, police told CNN . The razor reportedly fell out of her hands after a trainer from the gym stepped between Thurston and Jackman.
March 14, 2013 |
Join us for a live video chat with Hugh Howey , author of the sensational dystopia "Wool. " First self-published as an e-book -- as a single short story, even -- "Wool" gained its own momentum and is now a 528-page print book published this month by Simon & Schuster. Yes, Howey wrote a little bit more after the initial short story was finished. "Wool" is a dystopia in which a community lives in a 100-story tube, connected by a narrow spiral staircase at its center.
February 18, 2013 |
Hugh Grant has daddy fever: The actor has welcomed a baby boy with his girlfriend and was tweeting about a boy quite a bit over the weekend. "In answer to some journos. Am thrilled my daughter now has a brother. Adore them both to an uncool degree. They have a fab mum," the "Cloud Atlas" actor tweeted Saturday, making sure that everyone was aware of his fickle relationship with the press . "And to be crystal clear. I am the Daddy," Grant wrote . "Thanks for v kind messages.