| May 31, 2014
| 12:30 AM
The 15th annual Golden Trailer Awards honored the best in motion picture marketing on Friday night at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.
Warner Bros. was the big winner of the night, taking home 15 awards including the best of show prize and best...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Comcast reached a deal with MGM Television to sell the studio's titles through its Xfinity On Demand digital store - in some cases before DVD release - as the cable giant continues to bulk up its presence in the electronic sell-through space to rival...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Tom Wheeler believes that television programming is in the midst of a Golden Age.
When asked what shows he watches, the FCC chairman doesn't hesitate, reeling off "House of Cards," "True Detective" and "Sherlock," and he admits to enjoying the...
| May 2, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Danielle Wade, who carts around Toto in the new touring production of "The Wizard of Oz," was chosen by the good people of Canada — well, the not-inconsiderable subset thereof who watched the Canadian Broadcasting Company's reality show "Over the...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Bob Balaban was born, so to speak, into movie royalty. His father and uncles were founders of the Balaban and Katz theater chain of Chicago movie palaces. His uncle Barney Balaban was president of Paramount for three decades, and grandfather Sam Katz...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 11:00 PM
Mickey Rooney, a celebrated child actor who embodied the All-American boy in the "Andy Hardy" films of the 1930s and '40s and became one of the era's top box-office draws, has died. He was 93.
Rooney, whose roller-coaster show-business career was marked...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 10:50 AM
What might “Need for Speed” have in common with “Pacific Rim,” “Escape Plan” and “Cloud Atlas”? The Dreamworks driving film might end up being one of those (increasingly less) rare Hollywood movies to...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Many of the obituaries and appreciations for Mickey Rooney pay deference to his diverse skills: singing, family comedies, musicals, dramas and even the movement to TV, all while being a serious box-office draw. As my colleague Kenneth Turan wrote, few now...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:15 AM
BEIJING -- The Chinese Film “Black Coal, Thin Ice,” which took home the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival last month, has cleared censorship and will arrive in mainland theaters March 21. But the question now hanging over director Diao...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Arthur Smith, 93, a bluegrass musician who wrote and recorded the sizzling instrumentals "Guitar Boogie" and "Feuding Banjos," died Thursday at his home in Charlotte, N.C., his family announced. No cause was given.
"Guitar Boogie," recorded with the...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:21 PM
There was a 69-year gap between the time that Stanley Rubin enrolled at UCLA in hopes of launching a writing career and 2006, when he actually graduated.
And during that seven-decade break in schooling, the prolific film and television writer and...
| Mar 15, 2014
Bob Thomas, a Los Angeles-based reporter and columnist who covered entertainment for the Associated Press for more than six decades, writing compelling, human and often humorous stories about Hollywood's glittering and glamorous, has died. He was 92....