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Company TownSummit Entertainment had the kind of opening studio executives dream about this weekend, but it's hard to find anyone in the movie business who's not smiling. Although Summit's "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" opened to a massive $140.7 million in......
Jacket CopyThere are 25 books in the list of the L.A. Times' 2009 nonfiction favorites. The books include a story of the search for the painter Tiepolo, the tapes of a president, communities in disaster, crows, Columbine, corruption and California, and......
The Hero ComplexEarly images from one highly anticipated film ("Tron Legacy"), and one somewhat anticipated film ("The Sorcerer's Apprentice") were introduced today, and both look eye-poppingly interesting. Light cycles! Nice. There are more images from "Tron" and...
The Big PictureWhen it comes to giving great interviews, there aren't many filmmakers who can hold a candle to Werner Herzog and Paul Verhoeven, who make most American directors sound like the Katzenjammer Kids. The last time I talked to Verhoeven, the......
Culture Monster--Primitive art: Daring documentarian Werner Herzog reportedly plans to shoot a film --much of it in 3-D -- of the earliest known cave paintings inside France's Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc cave. (Roger Ebert's Journal via the Guardian) --'Such Tweet Sorrow':...
In the course of writing a new play, Lynn Nottage sat in despair at her Brooklyn apartment as she looked over reams of research she had accumulated. The playwright had just spent two months at a Uganda refugee camp, interviewing women who had been raped...
The documentary category is where Hollywood wears its conscience on its sleeve, and this Oscar season's nominees have the politically engaged members of the industry buzzing more than usual over the range and variety of topics. Partly, that's because the...
This weekend, when Roger Ebert severs ties with the nationally syndicated movie review show that had been his broadcast pulpit for most of its 33 years, when jumpy Richard Roeper (who replaced lanky Gene Siskel in 2000) bids adieu to the sacred cultural...
Tags: Reviews, Conservation, WTTW, Philosophy, Roger Ebert
Times Staff WriterThe line between ambition and madness is a fine one, often separated only by the fickle veneer of success. It's a twilight zone at the core of many of director Werner Herzog's films over the years, including "Grizzly Man," his documentary that opens...
Tags: North Africa, Mushrooms, Documentary (genre), Animals, Alaska
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIN one, a poor woman from the west coast of Ireland flies, to the strains of a lonely Celtic melody, to Graceland to pay homage to Elvis Presley. In another, a British soldier wounded in World War II wanders London, recalling the days when he danced to...
Zap2It.comOn "American Idol," Jennifer Hudson couldn't get enough people to vote for her, but as a newly minted Oscar winner, she's been invited to vote for next year's Academy Awards. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced on Monday (June 18)...
Words & Ideas TODAY Reza Aslan The author of "How to Win a Cosmic War: Why We're Losing the War on Terror" will discuss and sign his new book. Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 3 p.m. Free with museum admission. (323) 937-4230....
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Original site for Werner Herzog topic gallery.