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  • Memorable male makeovers in movies

    Memorable male makeovers in movies
    Although the makeover movie genre often thrusts men into padded superhero suits, the silver screen has offered up a handful of memorable male metamorphoses that required little more than a change of clothes, a shift of the shoulder and an attitude...
  • Oscars 2012: Ratings up slightly with Billy Crystal

    Oscars 2012: Ratings up slightly with Billy Crystal
    Billy Crystal may be nearly old enough for Medicare, but when it comes to Oscar ratings he can outrun hosts half his age. Sunday's Academy Awards telecast — an old-fashioned (and sometimes critically savaged) paean to moviemaking hosted by the 63-...
  • Some films in movie purgatory

    Some films in movie purgatory
    A partial list of films recently in movie purgatory: "Margaret": director Kenneth Lonergan. Shot: 2005. (Fox Searchlight) Lonergan's follow-up to his acclaimed "You Can Count on Me" has been the subject of numerous reshoots and two lawsuits. Status:...
  • Oscars 2012: All eyes on Billy Crystal, Sacha Baron Cohen and, yes, nominees

    Oscars 2012: All eyes on Billy Crystal, Sacha Baron Cohen and, yes, nominees
    Is silence truly golden? Can George Clooney's tears bring Oscar happiness? Will Billy Crystal's yuks play as well as they did eight years ago? And could the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the first time bestow acting statuettes on two...
  • Fall Sneaks list

    Fall Sneaks list
    SEPT. 9 All's Faire in Love A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
  • The Directors: Brett Ratner, 'Tower Heist'

    The Directors: Brett Ratner, 'Tower Heist'
    It didn't take long for Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) to fleece investors out of countless millions. Transforming Shaw's Ponzi scheme into "Tower Heist" proved a bit more time-consuming. Envisioned six years ago by Eddie Murphy as an all-black take on "Ocean's...
  • 'The Artist' is big winner at Academy Awards

    'The Artist' is big winner at Academy Awards
    The movie of the fewest words spoke the loudest at the Oscars this year. On an evening suffused with nostalgia, "The Artist," a nearly wordless, black-and-white romance celebrating Hollywood's formative era, won five Academy Awards, including best...
  • Gil Cates: the Wizard of Oscars

    Gil Cates: the Wizard of Oscars
    Seven years ago, I was asked to cover the Academy Awards from backstage. To get the necessary credentials, I had to be personally vetted by producer Gil Cates. As I made my way along the shiny floor of the Oscar production offices, I was prepared for Oz,...
  • Oscars 2012: Ratings up slightly with Billy Crystal

    Oscars 2012: Ratings up slightly with Billy Crystal
    Billy Crystal may be nearly old enough for Medicare, but when it comes to Oscar ratings he can outrun hosts half his age. Sunday's Academy Awards telecast — an old-fashioned (and sometimes critically savaged) paean to moviemaking hosted by the 63-...
  • Understanding Brandon Marshall

    Understanding Brandon Marshall
    The call comes from an unknown number. I pick up and hear an unfamiliar voice. "This is Brandon Marshall. ... I understand you're trying to find out some information about me." Marshall — the biggest, and riskiest, addition to the Bears this...
  • The Morning Fix: Crystal back. Stern judge? 'Early Show' revamp.

     
    After the coffee. Before wondering when my Oscar screener of "Jack and Jill" will show up. The Skinny: I'm still a little groggy from being up 22 straight hours so go easy on me. Friday's headlines include the return of......
  • Week in review: Academy Awards implosion [video]

     
    Los Angeles Times film reporters Nicole Sperling and Steve Zeitchik discussed Brett Ratner and Eddie Murphy's departure from next year's Oscar telecast and the academy's moves to replace them in this video...