| Feb 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Armstrong Lie
Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $35.99
Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
Give credit to Alex Gibney: Even with as many documentaries as he cranks out in any given year, he always finds new ways into stories that audiences may think they...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Colin Farrell wanted a cigarette, but he didn't have one on him. He was sitting poolside at the Roosevelt Hotel, which seemed like the kind of place where one smokes. So he asked a pretty hostess if she had a pack; she did not.
"You want a cigarette?"...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:31 AM
The hat Pharrell Williams wore to the Grammy Awards is the gift that keeps on giving, earning the rapper, music producer and fashion plate bragging rights as "Hat Person of the Year," the Headwear Assn. announced Wednesday.
The handmade brown felt...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:17 AM
Media company 21st Century Fox's fiscal second-quarter profit was sliced in half, largely because big-ticket feature films landed with a thud at the box office and the broadcast network continues its uphill slog.
Fox's television show "X-Factor" with...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:22 AM
Philip Seymour Hoffman was always one of my favorites. It always seemed to me that he didn't make bad movies, and I've always attributed that to a belief that Hoffman's talent elevated everyone around him.
Like a lot of appreciators of film, upon...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The walls of his rustic chic home, tucked away on a quiet wooded street in Studio City, are graced with framed black-and-white photographs of gorgeous leading men from a bygone era: Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Gregory Peck and Paul Newman, among them. In his...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It may not be to most actors' tastes, but Matthew McConaughey is sounding oddly happy about his smaller paydays.
"For the first time in my career, I lost money! No joke!" the actor says.
Then again, McConaughey has reason to smile; his choice to...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Media company 21st Century Fox's fiscal second-quarter profit dropped 12%, largely because big-ticket feature films landed with a thud at the box office and singing competitions on the Fox TV network have been hitting sour notes.
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres went to great lengths to fill the frame of a cellphone self-portrait with a veritable who's who of Hollywood stars -- including Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt -- and the resulting photograph was a hit: Within...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Hollywood has finally taken an unflinching look at slavery. It's past time for the rest of the country to do the same.
I wanted to wait a few days before writing about the best picture Oscar for "12 Years a Slave" to see if it still felt like an...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes
Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 9-15, 2014 in PDF format
This week's TV Movies
Need a good cry? Turner Classic Movies'...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Angelina Jolie knows that she can appear to be a bit austere in the public eye, but when she's at home, the brunet beauty says, she relaxes and makes sure to have fun.
The 38-year-old actress-director, who appears in character for "Maleficent" on this...