| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Stars of old and new made the red carpet for the premiere of Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks" at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California on Sunday night.
The highlight might have been the presence of "Mary Poppins" stars Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:13 AM
After iconic TV curmudgeon Lou Grant, Ed Asner’s most familiar roles lately have come in portrayals of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Santa Claus. The “good will to men” spirit of each is under siege, Asner believes, and it...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Will it be a sing-along number?
Tony-winner Idina Menzel will sing "Let It Go" from the beloved Disney blockbuster "Frozen" at the Oscars March 2 on ABC. If the Oscar producers are wise, they'll put the number at the telecast's beginning and let all...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:29 AM
Awards season enters a new phase Sunday with the Golden Globes, then accelerates Jan. 16 when Oscar nominations are announced.
The Globes, at 8 p.m. Sunday on NBC, will offer clues to the Oscar race and, more importantly for viewers, the zany...
| Oct 27, 2013
"Valley of the Heart" is a quintessentially California play, written by a master of the genre. It is a history lesson wrapped in a love story, with themes that could not be more contemporary: struggling immigrants, xenophobia and racism, cultural...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
We're 13 days away from the Oscars, which means we're about 13 days and 10 seconds away from the first tweet complaining about the show.
But why wait?
Let's be clear: We're not wishing failure on this year's Oscar telecast or predicting that host...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:45 AM
"Frozen" directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee got the news in Spanish Thursday morning that the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. had nominated their film for best animated feature: The two had traveled from Dubai to Mexico City to promote the Walt Disney...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:15 PM
The Arab Film Festival, which opens Friday at the Harmony Gold Theatre in Los Angeles and continues through Oct. 20, is the largest independent annual showcase of Arab films and filmmakers in the United States.
Founded in San Francisco in 1996, the...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:08 AM
When Mindy Kaling's sitcom "The Mindy Project" debuted two years ago, people, including critics (who are, appearances to the contrary, actually people) seemed to either love it or hate it.
Then, as it shifted a bit in tone and casting -- more on the...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 12:30 AM
"Frozen" has iced another honor, winning the top prize Saturday, Feb. 1, at the 41st Annie Awards.
The musical toon scooped up five of Disney's 10 Annies, presented by ASIFA-Hollywood, which hosts Hollywood's biggest night for the animation industry....
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
SANTA BARBARA — Hollywood's unique awards calculus wouldn't seem to take a film festival at this posh coastal enclave into account.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, after all, is not a prestige movie launching pad such as the Toronto...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. is both lucky and smart to land Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as hosts for the 72nd annual Golden Globes on Jan. 11, 2015. And the Wednesday announcement is a reminder that this awards-show is a force to be reckoned with.