| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A spiteful, drug-addicted matriarch with mouth cancer can't find her husband. A folk singer has nowhere to sleep and few paying gigs. A depressive alcoholic thinks he's won some money, but he hasn't.
If these plots don't sound comical, well, you must...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A handful of movies — "The Great Gatsby," "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" — are poised to dominate the craft categories, while Disney's "Frozen" seems like the front-runner set to win animated feature and original song. Here's how the races...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 9:00 AM
It’s not easy, in the noisy burble of modern cinema, for actors to capture our attention — let alone the attention of award voters — when they’re keeping silent on screen. When it does happen, it’s usually because the...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Regardless of their success level, many actors seem to dread auditions, which sometimes replicate the "pick me!" anxiety of a schoolyard basketball game, only on a much grander scale. But as it turns out, plenty of directors find the process stressful...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:30 AM
When the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced its nominations last month, the biggest surprise was that there were no surprises. There were no obvious, ratings-driven nods to celebrities, no left-field recognition to performances no one else found...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Country star Luke Bryan was forced to postpone Friday night's concert in Lexington, Ky., after his stage was damaged while it was being dismantled in Columbus, Ohio. A statement posted to Bryan's official website on Friday said the tour's team was working...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:47 AM
The 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival, which will take place Jan. 3-13, announced a new program Thursday spotlighting Canadian cinema. It also revealed the films selected to compete for the FIPRESCI Award in the Awards Buzz section and...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Alfonso Cuaron's stranded-in-space thriller "Gravity" received the most nominations for the British Academy Film Awards, earning 11 nominations including for film, actress for Sandra Bullock, director for Cuaron and screenplay for Cuaron and his son,...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 3:59 PM
"Saturday Night Live" returned from winter break last week with a new cast member, Sasheer Zamata, but give credit to host and musical guest Drake for shifting through characters as if he'd always belonged on the late-night sketch show.
Whether it was...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:13 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding if I should get a vanity plate.
The Skinny: Just got my car registration renewal notice. Maybe I should get a vanity plate that says "MorningFix." That way my groupies (I know you're out there) will have an easier time...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 11:00 AM
We won't have to wait long to see what kind of final decisions Oscar voters will be making out of Thursday's Oscar nominations. This weekend brings the Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild awards, with the Directors Guild following on Jan. 25. Those...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Here's a modest proposal for the Golden Globe Awards telecast Sunday night: Make the presenters wear tragic masks when reading the nominations in the drama categories and comic masks when reading the nominations in the musical/comedy categories. That...