| Jan 18, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Of all the acting challenges Michael Fassbender has faced, none quite compares to performing without the use of his face. That's precisely what's required in "Frank," a weird and wonderful musical comedy about an oddball outsider band whose mentally ill...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:23 AM
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is renaming its renovated Costume Institute for Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour. Wintour has been a Met trustee since 1999 and a major fundraiser for the institute. [New York Times]
The engagment ring Evan...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Sundance Channel will bring back the French supernatural drama "The Returned" for its second season, the network announced Saturday.
Considered by many, including me, to be one of the best new series of 2013, "The Returned" ("Les Revenants") follows...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:22 PM
While Hollywood gossip sites buzz about "Once Upon a Time's" Jamie Dornan replacing Charlie Hunnam of "Sons of Anarchy" as brooding billionaire sex master Christian Grey in the film version of "50 Shades of Grey," a kitsch-kink love fest plays out this...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:59 PM
When he arrived at one of Los Angeles' preeminent private high schools seven years ago, baseball coach Matt LaCour knew how to win. He had a CIF championship under his belt.
But the self-described "public school kid" was now at Harvard-Westlake School,...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:32 PM
On Demand DVD New Releases Nov. 4-10 Grown Ups 2 After having moved his family from Hollywood back to his hometown, Lenny (Adam Sandler) and his buddies indulge in a wild day filled with old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis and...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Early on in the excellent new indie drama "Sunlight Jr.," a thunderstorm turns the Florida sky a low-hanging gray. A car runs out of gas. A couple on their last dime are stranded — on the roadside and in lives as empty of promise as that tank.
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
NEW YORK — Steven Cintron kicks back on a small sofa a mere couple feet from his kitchen table. The breather from his construction job is welcome, even if cramped like everything else in New York City.
The couch doubles as a bed for his pit bull,...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Kerry Washington is everywhere.
On the covers of magazines; live-tweeting her hit show, "Scandal," with her fans (who call themselves gladiators); hosting "Saturday Night Live"; and soon to be in ads for Neutrogena as the L.A.-based beauty company's new...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:30 PM
MARRAKECH, Morocco -- The local industry started developing at a faster pace in the early 2000s with the creation of the Advance on Receipts, a selective financing mechanism modeled on a French program allowing producers to collect public funds, and the...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:30 PM
An unusually strong international flavor pervades the Sundance Film Festival's Premieres slate, with new pictures from British helmer Michael Winterbottom, Irish directors Lenny Abrahamson and John Michael McDonagh, Dutch filmmaker Anton Corbijn, Welsh-...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Oliver Stone, John Cusack, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Wil Wheaton are among showbiz figures who are stepping into the debate over the National Security Agency surveillance programs, appearing in a public service announcement that calls for an end to the...