Seventeen films are slated to run at this weekend’s “horror and thriller event” at the Armour Screenland, which also features 18 vendors selling toys and collectibles. Among the films is “Jennifer Help Us,” a feature-length indie shot entirely on iPhone 4s.
Three days after the Glenwood Arts showed its final movie at Metcalf South Shopping Center, the Screenland Crown Center announced it will close Feb. 26. The movie theater is making way for a professional live theater — Musical Theater Heritage — that is taking over Crown Center’s operation of the space.
Short subjects have all but disappeared from regular movie theaters, yet there remains a substantial audience for these concise and sometimes overwhelming films. This year’s Oscar-nominated animated and live-action shorts — opening Friday in separate programs at the Tivoli Cinemas Theatre — are less about conventional storytelling than about establishing a mood that sticks with us after the lights come on.
“Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house – not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection. A week before the premiere, the Church of Scientology took out full-page ads in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times claiming the documentary is filled with falsehoods.
Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn ventured deep into the heart of America to film the gambling drama "Mississippi Grind," a gritty, 70s-style road trip movie about two near-strangers travelling from Dubuque, Iowa to New Orleans.
Yordano Ventura quit school at 14 and was working construction until his big break: a tryout that led to a spot in the Kansas City Royals’ academy in the Dominican Republic. But even after making the major leagues and pitching in the World Series, Ventura wouldn’t live anywhere else than Las Terrenas, his hometown, where he trained on the beach and swam in the ocean.
Hollywood Sign seekers can’t just take a bus or join a tour group. Arriving at the sign that towers magnificently over Los Angeles’ skyline requires traipsing through a densely populated hillside neighborhood of 20,000 people, one dotted by multimillion-dollar homes located on steep, narrow, almost impassable canyon roads.
Oscar hopes for "Birdman" got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner "Boyhood."
The campus rape epidemic is given a face, dozens of them in fact, in "The Hunting Ground," director Kirby Dick's sobering investigation into the systematic silencing of sexual assault victims which premiered Friday at the Sundance Film Festival.
A prosecutor on Wednesday raised doubts that Lindsay Lohan had completed the terms of her community service sentence in a reckless driving case that is the final criminal case the actress faces for years of bad behavior.