Like all creative types, artists often benefit from the largesse of others. Genuine patrons of the arts, though, are scarce these days.
One doesn’t expect to find collections of classic motorcycles in a graveyard.
Gainsborough's "Blue Boy," Thomas Lawrence's "Pinkie," landscapes by Constable and Turner: British art from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries will always be a hallmark of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino.
Gareth Evans — writer/director of the 2012 Indonesian action film “The Raid: Redemption,” a surprising art-house hit — reunites with star Iko Uwais for this sequel.
Judd Apatow didn't direct “Sex Tape” — it's startling to realize that he's only directed four features — nor did he produce it or (as far as can be determined) foster, doctor, or massage it.
In the past decade, chefs have reached celebrity superstar status. Bruce Kalman has his credentials — winner of "Chopped" Season 15 and head chef at the Churchill.
"Planes: Fire & Rescue" sounds more like a category on Craigslist than the name of a new animated film. But what this Disney feature lacks in the title department it makes up for with fluid visuals and fast-moving action of the, yes, firefighting variety.
"The Purge: Anarchy" is a good deal bloodier, but also — gulp — a good deal better than its predecessor. Make no mistake, a good "Purge" does not equal a good movie, but the post-apocalyptic thriller is slightly more interesting because it takes itself, and its menace, more seriously.
Anyone who believes there isn't much television and film production going on in Glendale simply isn't paying attention. Certainly, ThiaMedia Studios has started to take hold as a permanent fixture...