| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:50 AM
The Oscars are serious — important people making important, relevant, thought-provoking movies about race, marital relations, horses and Owen Wilson seeing dead Parisians. The dresses and jewelry are beyond fancy. The tuxes are bespoke. Sidney...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The Hollywood Bowl is looking and sounding good. Last year it was spiffed up with smart new lawn furniture, compellingly (and controversially) incandescent new high-definition video screens and an exceptional sound system upgrade. This year there are...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"When you look at the roles she's played, they're so diverse it can blow your mind," observed Robert Redford of Glenn Close in a videotaped message screened at Wednesday night's Celebrate Sundance Institute benefit in New York.
While the Sundance founder...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Scoring sessions at Fox's Newman Scoring Stage are always harried affairs, full of barely controlled chaos as anxious composers and orchestrators scramble to get every note committed to tape before their allotted time runs out. But for one day every year,...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The wails of an infant haunt much of the 13-minute YouTube clip.
On the Internet's dominant video site, recordings of laughing babies, talking twin babies, roller-skating babies long have made for amusing, sure-fire click bait. This case of a crying...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 8:50 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences paid homage this year to the early days of cinema by bestowing the lion's share of Oscar nominations on two films that are valentines to the early days of cinema. "Hugo," Martin Scorsese's heartfelt love...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 11:42 AM
If his enduring Harry Potter image makes Daniel Radcliffe seem young to play a widower, that's the role he has in this thriller - based on the Susan Hill novel - that succeeds in generating an eerie aura.
His character also is a lawyer sent to a...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:56 AM
The Oscar race isn't getting any easier to predict.
This morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press unveiled their nominees for the best in film and television in 2011. And while this small group of media generally has little influence over the Oscars, it's...
| Dec 15, 2011
Allow me to begin my take on this morning's Golden Globe nominations with a sigh of relief: the extremely shallow, incredibly exploitative assumed Oscar contender "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," one of the worst movies of the year, received zero...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 3:42 AM
LOS ANGELES -- George Clooney and Meryl Streep appear to be main contenders in the 2012 Hollywood award season after Sunday night's Golden Globes. But the winners of the best film drama actor honors face competition from a silent film star and an...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 8:26 PM
Sorry, I tried my best to not doze off during the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards. There were a few interesting moments (Seth Rogen concealing his erection, the clever acceptance speech from the folks at Modern Family, every Elton John...