| May 13, 2010
You may not believe "Just Wright," but romantic comedy is about more interesting matters than plausibility or realism. How does the old song from "Damn Yankees" go? Miles and miles and miles of heart — that's the stuff. Add some wit, a relaxed and...
| Nov 5, 2009
The first 20 minutes of "Precious," the full title of which is "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," are so intense and pitched so high, you may not feel like sticking it out. My advice: Stick it out. This is an exceptional film about...
| Nov 4, 2009
TORONTO Oprah Winfrey did not write "The Bluest Eye" or "Middlesex" or "Love in the Time of Cholera." But her formidably influential book club has helped many an author alive or dead, famous or no reach a wider audience. (Sample thank-you note from the...
| Nov 6, 2009
| 1:16 PM
Willie Waffle and Lee Daniels chat about the movie "Precious"
| Nov 1, 2009
Audiences said a surprising "humbug" to big-budget family fare this weekend while embracing one of the most grim and serious movies of the year.
Walt Disney Studios' nearly $200-million investment in producing its animated 3-D version of "A Christmas...
| Nov 1, 2009
Who will survive 2012? Apparently Sony Pictures -- and quite handsomely too.
The 162-minute disaster epic, which got a love-hate reaction from critics (loved the special effects, hated the script), blew away the competition and took in $65 million in...
| Dec 15, 2009
Things were looking up for the seriocomedy "Up in the Air," which led the field with six nominations this morning at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards.
George Clooney was nominated for best performance by an actor in a drama for his role as a corporate...
| Dec 17, 2009
| 9:53 AM
LOS ANGELES -- "Up in the Air," "Precious" and " Inglourious Basterds" led the Screen Actors Guild Awards with three nominations each Thursday, among them honors for George Clooney, Diane Kruger and Mo'Nique.
The World War II rewrite "Inglourious...
| Jan 4, 2010
Lions Gate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer has purchased a Holmby Hills estate bordering the Los Angeles Country Club for $9,812,500.
The Mediterranean home sits alongside a fairway in a row of houses that includes Candy Spelling's residence and...
| Jan 6, 2010
| 8:22 AM
Singer-turned-actress Mariah Carey had many scratching their heads at the Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala Tuesday, after the pop diva delivered a rambling and at times incoherent acceptance speech when she was named Breakthrough...
| Jan 18, 2010
| 8:30 AM
BEVERLY HILLS -- The science-fiction blockbuster "Avatar" won best drama at the Golden Globes and picked up the directing honor for James Cameron on Sunday, raising the "Titanic" filmmaker's prospects for another Academy Awards triumph.
It was a repeat...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 6:41 AM
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The science-fiction sensation "Avatar" and the war-on-terror thriller "The Hurt Locker" lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and director for former spouses James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow....