| May 5, 2014
| 6:18 AM
Sarah-Violet Bliss acknowledges some frustration with fielding questions, yet again, about being a female filmmaker, about how the vast majority of movies seem to be directed by men, and about whether that will stop being the case any time soon.
| Mar 31, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Last year, Baltimore court officials sent a quarter-million summonses to potential jurors, culled from driver's license and voting records, knowing that only a fraction — about 27 percent — of those called would show up.
The city has tried...
| May 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Orlando Bloom has sold a house in Hollywood Hills West for $3.9 million.
Set behind a tall wooden gate on three-quarters of an acre, the 1940s house has a black exterior and is surrounded by ferns and lush landscaping.
The Outpost Estates-area ranch...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, are trying again to cast off their villa in Pacific Palisades – this time at a reduced price of $4.999 million. They listed it last year at $5.225 million but took it off the market at the holidays.
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:52 AM
Tom Hanks, producer, director and A-list actor, has cast off a house in Pacific Palisades for $5.025 million.
The Spanish-style villa, built in 1929, has an Old Hollywood ambiance. The interiors feature archways, frescoed ceilings, a library, a sky-...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:30 AM
In 2006, when Rob Reiner was shooting "The Bucket List" with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, he got the idea for another project -- a feature dealing with people falling in love later in life.
Eight years later, Reiner's "And So It Goes" is up for...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 10:30 AM
By Sunday evening, we'll know who has won at this year's Emmys, putting a merciful end to all the guessing and prognostication. But here are some thoughts regarding who should win.
Choosing who deserves an Emmy is, of course, a tad more complicated...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:21 PM
After playing widely on this year's festival circuit, the film "In a World..." begins its rollout to theaters today, opening in New York and Los Angeles.
The movie is the feature debut as writer and director for actress Lake Bell, best known for...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:15 PM
"In a World…" Sitting on a page staring at you, the words feel flat.
Now imagine, if you will, one of those deep baritone voices pouring drama and jeopardy into each syllable, rich tones that resonate to the very marrow.
Now pull back and see...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:12 PM
Actor-producer-director Tom Hanks has listed a house in Pacific Palisades for $5.225 million.
The Spanish-style villa, built in 1929, features archways, frescoed ceilings, a library, a sky-lit kitchen, a sun room, a beauty salon, four bedrooms, 5.5...
| Aug 13, 2013
The highlight of a lot of mediocre movies ("Over Her Dead Body," "What Happens in Vegas," "It's Complicated," "No Strings Attached"), Lake Bell finally gets the starring role she deserves in "In A World ..."
Considering how few leading parts for women...
| May 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
CANNES, France — At last year's Cannes Film Festival, Alec Baldwin and director James Toback were pitching their idea for an Iraq-set love story to financier and sales agent Avi Lerner. Lerner waved them aside, saying he could make the duo's movie...