John Horn

Host, The Frame

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John Horn is the host of The Frame. He previously was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, where he covered the film business for more than a decade. Before joining The Times, Horn was a senior writer at Newsweek magazine, a senior editor at Premiere magazine, an entertainment reporter for The Associated Press and a television reporter for the Orange County Register. He is an honors graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Dramatic Arts. He is a former member of the vestry at All Saints Church and a former member of the boards of the National Arts Journalism Program and Union Station Homeless Services.

Stories by John Horn

E3 2015: 'Star Wars: Battlefront,' Oculus Rift and gaming's future

We tried out virtual reality headset the Oculus Rift. It may not be as immersive as you would hope quite yet, but it looks like it's the future of gaming.

'Dope' combines Inglewood, hip-hop and John Hughes movies

Rick Famuyiwa's "Dope" follows Malcolm, a kid from Inglewood, on an L.A. adventure. "I think film needs to start reflecting [diversity], or it's going to become a dinosaur."

E3 2015: Augmented reality, new 'Star Wars' game revealed

Gamers are eagerly awaiting the latest news from developers like Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, and to find out how the industry plans to embrace virtual reality hardware.

5 lessons from 'Jurassic World's' $524 million opening

“Jurassic World” just had the biggest opening weekend in Hollywood history, grossing $208.8 million domestically and more than $524 million globally.

'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl': How the director dealt with personal loss

When we first met the director at Sundance, he’d just completed the movie and we were one of his first interviews. The film's dedicated to his father, and he let us know what that meant.

Baron Davis's 'The Drew' goes back to where he started playing ball

NBA star Baron Davis's new documentary "The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce" about The Drew League in South Central is set to premiere this Saturday, June 13th.

Inside Out: Touring Pixar to find out what makes their movies special

As the studio preps to release “Inside Out” next week, its first film since 2013, we visited Pixar's campus to find out about their space and their creative process.

How Charles Manson ties into Hollywood history

The Manson murders were 46 years ago, but the man still has an impact on popular culture. Karina Longworth, creator of the podcast "You Must Remember This," shares his story.

'The Wolfpack' follows isolated brothers with a film obsession

Director Crystal Moselle documents the brothers whose obsessive relationship with films connects them to the outside world in a story that's almost impossible to believe.

LA Film Festival: Finding its voice by focusing on women and LA

If you want to see the latest movies made outside the studio system, you head to Sundance. The Los Angeles Film Festival remains one that's yet to be fully defined.

Tony Awards 2015: 'Fun Home' scores landmark win with female composing team

Broadway history was made Sunday night when "Fun Home" won best musical, making it the first time an all-female composing team has been awarded.

'Love & Mercy' goes inside Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson's mind

The film focuses on two parts of Wilson's life: His creative peak making the imaginative "Pet Sounds," and his days dealing with schizophrenia and a controlling therapist.

Metal fans prove the most loyal on Spotify

Spotify released data showing extreme, hardcore loyalty from metal music listeners. Meanwhile, YouTube's new site shows you where the most popular artists get the most plays.

Photek on remixing Bob Marley, scoring 'How To Get Away With Murder'

The L.A.-based producer known as Photek has remixed both Daft Punk and Bob Marley. He’s also the composer for ABC’s series “How to Get Away With Murder.”

Why female A-list stars have romantic interests who are decades older

Young A-list female stars like Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence are part of a trend pushing out actresses in their thirties and presenting unrealistic relationships.