Hollywood, a Los Angeles area once so seedy that Julia Roberts walked its streets as a prostitute in the movie “Pretty Woman,” is now undergoing the biggest surge of real estate construction in almost four decades.
Julia Roberts slurps spaghetti in Rome, pets a rogue elephant in India and rides a bicycle through a tropical forest in Bali in “ Eat Pray Love ,” the turgid film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir about a divorcee’s global journey of self-discovery.
For a royal without a kingdom, the Balinese prince exudes contentment as we sip sweet tea on his palace veranda and talk about his family’s patronage of artists whose works now sell for millions of dollars.
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” collected $115.9 million in ticket sales in U.S. and Canadian theaters during the four-day July 4th weekend, the largest-ever opening for a movie during the U.S. holiday.
Did the slick animations in the Girl Effect video that’s been viewed 3.6 million times compel you to buy soccer cleats for a South African girl? Maybe Matt Damon persuaded you to invest in Water.org so you can supply clean water and toilets to the world’s poor. Perhaps you’ve bought something (RED) to fight AIDS?
“Wrath of the Titans” is a sequel to the 2010 “Clash of the Titans,” which was a remake of the 1981 “Clash of the Titans,” the last of the storybook spectacles whose effects, by the stop-motion specialist Ray Harryhausen, now lie shriveling in the memory of Boomers.
When writer William Dalrymple co- founded India’s Jaipur Literature Festival , he envisioned tweed- clad scholars parsing Nobel laureates’ works for students and bookworms. Now they’re doing it for executives and movie stars.