| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:30 PM
As Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" enters its second weekend of sold-out multiplexes across the country, it's becoming the cinematic event of the year. The space epic may not break the same box office records that "Titanic" did in 1997, but in some ways it's...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The line between fiction and reality keeps getting blurrier.
So it's little surprise that there are twice as many reality-based films currently vying for awards attention as last year, when one of those, "Argo," took home the best picture Oscar.
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When the screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski was a child, he once drew some disturbing pictures in art class — so disturbing the teacher called his parents in for a talk.
"I think the school was really worried by what it said about my home life," said a...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:00 PM
TORONTO — Watching Steve McQueen's achingly brilliant "12 Years a Slave" at the Toronto International Film Festival, I was struck by many things. The film's artistry — script, performances, imagery — is significant. The movie is...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 8:17 AM
After wowing festival audiences in Telluride and Venice, Sunday's gala premiere of Alfonso Cuaron's stunning space survival story, "Gravity," became the hot ticket at the Toronto International Film Festival. That will happen when no less than James...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:15 PM
As if we need another reason to love Sandra Bullock.
"The Heat" star is Vogue magazine's October 2013 cover girl just before the release of her highly anticipated lost-in-space thriller "Gravity," co-starring George Clooney and helmed by Spanish...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
TORONTO — It was after midnight, after the gala showing of director Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity" at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, after the wildly emotional standing ovation, after actress Sandra Bullock in a stunning black-and-...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Location manager Brian O'Neill needed a location to film a wedding scene for the upcoming move "The Wedding Ringer," and he knew just the place: Hollywood United Methodist Church at the corner of Franklin and North Highland avenues.
With its Gothic...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:00 PM
The popular series of self-help books known as "Chicken Soup for the Soul" will be coming to the big screen.
Alcon Entertainment, whose previous projects include "The Blind Side" and the unlikely literary adaptation of "What to Expect When You're...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:30 AM
What kind of pull will "Gravity" have on moviegoers when it hits theaters Oct. 4?
The looming question for Warner Bros. is how to sell a unique 3D saga set entirely in space that predominantly relies on the performance of one star -- Sandra Bullock --...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 12:30 PM
When Alfonso Cuaron was first planning his marooned-in-space drama "Gravity," the filmmaker imagined an action-drama set in orbit, most of it with just a single character who would be weightless for the entire picture. It would be filmed using his...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Alcon Entertainment isn't playing it safe any more.
The 15-year-old production-financing banner - known for such middle-of-the road fare as "The Blind Side," "P.S. I Love You" and "Dolphin Tale" - has veered away from the safety zone with Friday premiere...