| Jul 12, 2009
A Bright and Guilty Place
Murder, Corruption, and
L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age
Doubleday: 270 pp., $25
Everything has its counterpart. For every piece of matter there is a like piece of antimatter, for every movie star there is or...
| Sep 2, 2008
With the triple whammy of the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals, the awards season has kicked into high gear. Following it all is the Notes on a Season column, which returns on a regular basis to track the progress of the awards contenders to...
| Nov 29, 2007
Jack is back!
Warner Bros. had to turn away at least 50 Screen Actors Guild members at an overflowing screening of "The Bucket List" at the TV Academy in North Hollywood last night.
About 600 strong filled every seat and then some for the rare and...
| Dec 16, 2007
Can this weekend's astounding box office for "I Am Legend" actually make a positive last-minute impact for Will Smith in the Oscar race for best actor?
Let's be realistic. "Legend" is a sci-fi genre movie, at least on the surface, and it is difficult for...
| Dec 19, 2007
PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON is one of a handful of auteurs who is actively evolving the cinematic language. Known for his nerve-jangling urban stories (set usually in the San Fernando Valley), his new film, "There Will Be Blood," is inspired by "Oil!," an...
| Jan 3, 2008
Uncertainty is in the air as the race of all races heats up to the boiling point.
Candidates are not leaving anything to chance, some still running frantically from one public forum to another, trying to reach voters with that personal touch, even as the...
| Jan 13, 2008
2008-01-13 17:07:06.0 Choire Sicha: Looks like we're slowly easing into this thing--we should have our act together in mere moments. Anyway! For those not near a T.V., there wasn't much to miss--although I had no idea that William Shatner was 76? And that...
| Feb 7, 2008
"Oh my God, this is a disaster. Now what are we going to do?" lamented one studio publicist handling a bunch of nominees and potential winners.
No, he wasn't talking about the WGA strike or the Super Tuesday primary results.
It was the just-announced...
| Sep 18, 2009
| 4:34 PM
You know him as host of E!'s 'The Soup,' but get ready to know Joel McHale even better. In the new NBC comedy 'Community,' he plays Jeff, a hot-shot attorney enrolled at community college after his degree is revealed as......
| Nov 4, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Who cast Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Penn, Alec Baldwin, Tim Robbins, Ralph Fiennes, Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Halle Berry in their early career-making films? Legendary casting director Bonnie Timmermann....