Michael Simpson arrived at Alpine Meadows at Lake Tahoe earlier this month and found little more than dirt. Except for one ski run maintained by machines, the drought-parched California mountain was devoid of snow.
At a three-story sound stage in south Prague, Crossing Lines star William Fichter probed a murder case in The Hague as 15th Century Romans in crimson and gold robes practiced lines for an episode of The Borgias.
China’s broadening national-security commitments, including a warning of defensive measures against foreign aircraft in its new East China Sea air zone, risk straining a military still catching up with its rivals.
Lawrence Wright’s “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief” is a colossus of documentation, with 42 pages of endnotes, plus quite a few on-the-page footnotes, often in spots where a subject or a lawyer has disagreed with something the author reports.
Imax Corp., the maker of giant- screen movie-projection systems, rose to a six-month high today after saying box-office revenue increased 45 percent this year through Feb. 12 from the same period in 2011.
The masterly cinematographer Caleb Deschanel gives “Jack Reacher” something of a grainy look, which is just right. Expensive production values weren’t a hallmark of the 1940s noir this thriller efficiently emulates.