| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Leaders of the Writers Guild of America are touting their new contract as addressing key problems for TV writers -- who are now seeing far shorter seasons.
"Importantly, we have now placed limits on the options and exclusivity requirements often...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Australian producers Nick Hardcastle and Nate Jones announced the formation of the Australian Theater Company, which launches April 23 at the Australian Consulate in Los Angeles.
The company kicks off with the Stateside premiere of the beloved Aussie...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 4:51 PM
Over a 20-year career making stylized, often genre-tinged films, Danny Boyle has been known to look at a well-worn area in new and dynamic ways.
With a potential Steve Jobs movie, he could be taking on a worthy subject.
The British auteur is in...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Necessity is the mother of invention, which is why Marc Webb's 2012 superhero do-over "The Amazing Spider-Man," for all its polished proficiency and kicky star casting, felt so perfunctory: Rebooting the blockbuster Marvel franchise just five years...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Martin Scorsese's sharp exposé “The Wolf of Wall Street” is the white-collar version of “Goodfellas” and “Casino”: it tells the same sort of historical/confessional story, and follows a very similar template. Much...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 4:00 PM
An epic sandstorm raged Saturday night, reportedly sabotaging Pharrell Williams' set and causing festival-goers to walk with kerchiefs wrapped tightly around their mouths.
"Finally, hipsters have a real use for their scarves," one heavily bearded,...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Is it really possible that just one major motion picture has ever been made about the Great Chicago Fire of 1871?
Hollywood loves disaster pics. But aside from 1937's "In Old Chicago" (from 20th Century Fox), it doesn't appear that any other studio...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:47 PM
The Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills, a classic Art Deco venue with a celebrity-studded past, has been sold to Paula Kent Meehan, the philanthropist who also is buying the Beverly Hills Courier.
Built on Wilshire Boulevard in 1936 as the Regina, the...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort attended Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards to introduce a new clip from their film, "The Fault in Our Stars."
"That's the thing about the story -- it's a cancer book, a cancer movie, that's not about cancer," Woodley...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
After taking his time in figuring out what his next film will be, Leonardo DiCaprio has decided to go with New Regency and Fox's "The Revenant" as that next pic, with Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu set to direct.
DiCaprio and Inarritu have been attached...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Harrowing survival stories have provided the backdrop for a number of star turns in recent years, including "Captain Phillips," "All Is Lost" and "Gravity." Now Leonardo DiCaprio is getting in on the act.
DiCaprio's next film will be "The Revenant," a...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:03 AM
The Academy Awards are over, but the buzz has just begun.
Most people watched on their TVs, but everyone knows the real fun is online, especially on the social media sites.
The obvious first mention is the selfie seen around the world. Super stars...