| Feb 2, 2014
| 8:44 PM
Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the most acclaimed character actors and ambitious performers of his generation, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside his New York apartment on Sunday, police said. He was 46.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:41 AM
The “Man of Steel” sequel known to fans as Batman vs. Superman is tentatively scheduled to film just outside of Yorkville on Route 126 in the fall, according to Illinois Film Office director Betsy Steinberg. The untitled movie stars Henry...
| Feb 19, 2014
When InStyle did a "Get the Look" feature inspired by "American Hustle," it wasn't a parody.
But it was an unlikely achievement for a movie set in the late '70s, widely regarded as one of the tackiest periods in fashion history. (Even as a grade-...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 6:13 AM
Figure skating, skiing and hockey at the Sochi Olympics are likely to command the biggest audiences this week. NBC should score another easy win in the ratings.
But it's a busy week for other reasons. Jimmy Fallon takes over "The Tonight Show," now in...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:30 PM
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
JUSTIN CHANG: Bonjour, Peter. I know you're still settling into your new Parisian digs as we speak (I'm picturing you at your laptop in an "I Louvre Paris" T-shirt with a cafe au lait at the ready), so I appreciate your taking the...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:00 AM
When Oscar nominations were announced last week, "Gravity" and "American Hustle" led the field, each winning 10. "12 Years a Slave" was right behind them with nine nominations. Then "Hustle" won the Screen Actors Guild Award for ensemble last Saturday,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Oscar-winner Julia Roberts ("Erin Brockovich") will receive the Spotlight Award for her performance in the upcoming "August: Osage County" at the 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.
Roberts, who plays the oldest daughter of...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Cloud computing was once an esoteric tech tool, something for visual-effects companies and tech-forward filmmakers.
But as they've come down in price, cloud services -- like such once-exotic tools as CGI and digital intermediate -- have been adopted by...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:45 AM
It's mid-December, and everybody's a winner, what with critics' prizes and best-ofs and award nominations being announced seemingly around the clock. Has any of this changed the best picture race? And how are the documentary and foreign-language...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:30 PM
David O. Russell is a director on a hot streak, an audacious original with an affinity for edgy American madness. His dizzying, outlandishly entertaining "American Hustle" is a 21-first century screwball farce about 20th-century con men, scam artists...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:19 PM
Jennifer Lawrence has many admirers, from the legions of "Hunger Games" and "X-Men" fans to critics to awards voters — the latter evidenced by her Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook" and her recent New York Film Critics honor for supporting...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:41 PM
"American Hustle," the new Abscam-inspired con movie by David O. Russell, finds the director of "The Fighter" and "Silver Linings Playbook" getting the old gang back together, including actors Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer...