| Apr 19, 2013
| 7:27 AM
A group of influential screenwriters will converge on Chicago this weekend, including Lucy Alibar (whose script for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" was nominated for an Oscar this year) and Bob Gale (who wrote all three "Back to the Future" films).
| Apr 23, 2013
| 8:38 PM
To borrow a line from Tennessee Williams, patrons of each year's Newport Beach Film Festival benefit from the kindness of strangers.
Make that the unpaid kindness of hundreds of strangers.
The festival, which kicks off Thursday, gets by on the...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 7:18 AM
Viola Davis has won two Tony Awards for her Juilliard-trained stage work in the August Wilson plays "King Hedley II" and "Fences." She has been Oscar-nominated twice, first for a supporting role in "Doubt," more recently for a much larger role, in "The...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The critical darling of this year's Sundance Film Festival will arrive in theaters sooner than expected.
"Fruitvale," which won the festival's Grand Jury and Audience awards in January, is set to hit the big screen on July 26 -- three months before it...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 9:38 PM
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" makes waves at Sundance Film Festival 2012....
| Jun 15, 2012
| 4:39 PM
After wowing audiences at the Sundance Film Festival in January and Cannes in May, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" will have its first Southern California screening tonight at the L.A. Film Festival. "Beasts," as much a love letter to a dying part of...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 2:03 PM
***Get your putter and your beer mug! Black Hills Works is hosting a Put-N-pub event. Putt your way through the 9 hole pub-crawl style mini-golf course on Saturday, March 16th, beginning at Noon. Eash hole is designed by partipating pubs. The cost is $100...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 1:05 PM
A feature film about two sisters fleeing an African civil war and a documentary centering on a Mexican cattle-ranching community took home the top prizes at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Sunday.
"All is Well," a Portuguese-language film directed by ...
| Jul 2, 2012
Go ahead and call me crazy. Don’t be surprised, though, if 8-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis receives a Best Actress nomination for “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” her first-ever acting job. Which she filmed when she was 6. And auditioned...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 1:18 PM
The potty-mouthed “Ted” will heckle the male strippers off the box-office stage, as the Seth MacFarlane comedy will take down “Magic Mike” and all other new movies hitting theaters this weekend.
"Ted," starring Mark Wahlberg as...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 9:21 AM
"Magic Mike" was stripped of the top spot at the box office by a debaucherous teddy bear, as "Ted" dominated ticket sales at the multiplex this weekend.
"Ted," an R-rated raunchfest from "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, debuted with a strong $54.1...
| Jul 5, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
A young boy runs down the road, ringing a bell. “The storm is coming!” he shouts.
This adolescent Paul Revere in jeans does not foretell the global end of days but something more real and localized. The southern Delta-...