| Jul 20, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Marisa Wayne has a tone of pride when she tells the story about how her father broke into show business and became a movie star and an American icon.
It makes sense for her to be proud. Her father is John Wayne.
"He played football for USC," said...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:42 PM
If they ever create an Oscar category for multi-level plot theft, "R.I.P.D." would win the first award. The initials stand for "Rest in Peace Department" and the screenplay follows a trail blazed by several blockbuster films that came before. This movie...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Directors Luc Besson ("La Femme Nikita") and McG ("Terminator Salvation") are no strangers to high-octane action flicks. They team up in "3 Days to Kill" to create another hard-charging spy thriller.
But this new effort adds so many plot elements from...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 10:05 PM
Got some gold, Pilgrim?
Fans of the Duke with as little as $100 can own a piece of the cinematic icon at a rare auction of the actor's personal items Thursday and Friday in Century City. But those with more to spend could end up securing his eye patch...
| Feb 26, 2011
| 5:20 PM
"Hooray for Holly."
Come on, everybody, "Hooray for Hollywood, that screwy bally-hooey Hollywood, where any office boy or young mechanic, can be a panic."
No, wait, stop, please. That was awful.
We try that every year and it never gets any better....
| Dec 30, 2010
| 9:41 PM
Editor's note: This is the last column in a three-part series reviewing the year 2010 in local theater.
One is an acclaimed professional actor, the other a skilled director of community theater productions. Both are at the top of their game.
| Dec 30, 2010
| 9:39 PM
Let's cut to the chase. "True Grit" is one of the very best films of the year. Written and directed by the Coen Brothers, it takes a sharp offbeat turn on the basic elements of Hollywood cowboy movies. It's full of dark humor and snappy dialogue, but less...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 4:48 PM
Suzanne Perez's picks for best and worst movies of 2010:
1. "The Social Network" — A real-life geek inherits the Earth. Aaron Sorkin's quicksilver dialogue and Jesse Eisenberg's acting delivery are superb.
2. "The Kids Are...