| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:37 PM
When younger comedians ask him for advice, Greg Fitzsimmons, 48, often promotes the fight-or-flight approach. "Either you're eaten by the lion, or you're going to run. I think that if you're [a good comedian], you will succeed," Fitzsimmons says during...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:12 AM
William Shakespeare, whose 450th birthday is being celebrated around the world Wednesday, never seems to go out of vogue for movie directors eager to put their own spin on his classic texts.
Most of Shakespeare's plays have been adapted for the big...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 12:40 PM
In a summer filled with CGI-driven tent pole movies, writer-director Richard Linklater's coming-of-age drama "Boyhood" makes use of a unique special effect: Time.
To tell the story of a 6-year-old boy and his journey into young adulthood, Linklater...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:20 AM
The threats came quickly.
Alix Lambert had only just released a trailer about "Mentor" when she began getting unwanted attention by way of tweets, emails and YouTube messages.
The director, nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for the HBO...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
NEW YORK — Uma Thurman is bopping around a downtown Asian-fusion restaurant in this city she calls home, having just enthusiastically ordered some of the fried specialties ("I never met a dumpling I didn't like"), her 6-foot-frame and luminous...
| May 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
CBS has announced the first batch of presenters for the 68th Annual Tony Awards, airing Sun., June 8 at 8 p.m., live from New York City.
Stars paying tribute to the best and brightest on Broadway include Clint Eastwood, Will Ferrell, Bradley Cooper, Tony...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:49 AM
The nominations for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards have been released, with “American Hustle” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” leading the nominations with eight each.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” follows close behind...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 9:50 AM
One of the most intriguing releases of the 2014 award season (yeah, we said it) is “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater’s epic project that screened to rave reviews at Sundance.
As you may recall from the festival, “Boyhood” is the...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
An entrancingly strange time-travel saga that suggests a Philip K. Dick yarn by way of Jeffrey Eugenides' "Middlesex," or perhaps a feature-length mash-up of "Looper" and "Cloud Atlas," "Predestination" succeeds in teasing the brain and touching the heart...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 11:03 AM
PARK CITY, Utah -- About three years into the filming of the ambitious fictional film project "Boyhood," the movie's then-11-year-old actress, Lorelei Linklater, went to her father, the movie's director Richard Linklater, with an impatient request.
| Feb 28, 2014
Oscar-nominated or not, a screenplay remains a halfway thing until it goes before the cameras. Similarly, a movie is only a movie until the post-screening discussion, whether that discussion takes place in your head, alone, or with strangers in a room. At...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Multi-talented actor Ethan Hawke was born in Austin, Texas, on this date in 1970. This birthday guy earned a 2001 Oscar nomination for his performance in "Training Day," a 2005 Oscar nomination for his screenwriting of "Before Sunset," and...