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  • Oscar Parties 2014: The Ultimate Guide

    In 2014, the week leading up to and including Academy Awards Sunday is packed with events, parties, pampering salons and luxury suites, so much so that Hollywood A-listers, nominees and influencers -- who are, naturally, invited to everything -- will need...
  • Oscar-nominated films' unusual roots

    Oscar-nominated films' unusual roots
    There are many reasons investors enter the movie business. "Enticed by Charlie Sheen" isn't usually one of them. On a vacation to Los Angeles a few years ago, Joe Newcomb, a Texas entrepreneur who has made millions in the fertilizer business, accepted...
  • Oprah Winfrey to produce Martin Luther King biopic 'Selma'

    Oprah Winfrey to produce Martin Luther King biopic 'Selma'
    Oprah Winfrey has come aboard as a producer on "Selma," a biopic about the iconic Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to be distributed by Paramount Pictures, according to a report by Deadline Hollywood. The long-gestating film will focus on King's historic...
  • Timbaland to produce music for Fox's hip-hop drama 'Empire'

    Timbaland to produce music for Fox's hip-hop drama 'Empire'
    Fox has tapped Grammy award-winning producer and rapper Timbaland to produce and write music for the new pilot "Empire," the network announced Tuesday. “Empire” is a family drama anchored in the hip-hop world and will feature both original...
  • 'Thor' Beats 'Gravity' in Home Video Sales

    Oscar buzz -- and a bigger box office gross -- couldn't lift "Gravity" over a highly anticipated Disney live-action fantasy when the two films hit the home video market last week. Walt Disney Studios' "Thor: The Dark World," the eighth installment in the...
  • Movie musicals deserving of a remake

    Movie musicals deserving of a remake
    Earlier this month Steven Spielberg expressed strong interest in remaking "West Side Story," and my first thought (via Twitter) was a quick gut reaction: Why not "Gypsy" instead? I've been second-guessing that tweet ever since. So many major Broadway...
  • Producers Guild Offers Oscar Clues and a Few Surprises (Analysis)

    In a wide-open year, Hollywood folk are looking for Oscar omens, and today's nominations from the Producers Guild of America offer double reason to celebrate: Aside from earning the honor of being recognized by the guild, these noms have been a good gauge...
  • Producers Guild Taps Top 10 Movies for Zanuck Award

    Opting for a mix of specialty and studio titles, the Producers Guild of America has selected "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle," "Blue Jasmine," "Captain Phillips," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Gravity," "Her," "Nebraska," "Saving Mr. Banks" and "The Wolf of...
  • Hollywood Sexist? Female Directors Still Missing in Action

    In 2013, Hollywood saw big box office hits with Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Sandra Bullock in "Gravity" and Melissa McCarthy (and Bullock again) in "The Heat." But none of these girl-power sagas were directed by a woman. It'...
  • WGA Nominations: Oscar and the Eligibility Factor (Analysis)

    Writers Guild of America's just-announced nominees have reason for optimism in terms of the upcoming Academy Awards, but they come with a load of footnotes and caveats. The WGA has a pretty solid track record at predicting Oscar winners, though as far as...
  • Martin Scorsese and Steve McQueen among DGA award nominees

    Martin Scorsese and Steve McQueen among DGA award nominees
    Martin Scorsese earned his ninth Directors Guild of America Award nomination Tuesday morning for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film forĀ  "The Wolf of Wall Street," his controversial dark comedy about a hedonistic stockbroker. Scorsese,...
  • DGA nominations: Is there not enough of a good thing?

    Here’s how strong these past few months have been for cinema. If you took the new movies of five top directors who didn’t make DGA’s list of nominees Tuesday—say, Spike Jonze, the Coen brothers, Alexander Payne, J.C. Chandor and...