| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Pop culture right now likes to portray techie innovators as entrepreneurs. Think Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network" or the amiable malcontents of the HBO comedy series "Silicon Valley." All their efforts — all that substantial brain power...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org's determination to bring more diversity to its ranks.
Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: He may have co-hosted a star-studded post-Oscars bash at Madonna's former mansion in...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:06 PM
"Gone Girl," David Fincher's thriller based on the bestselling Gillian Flynn novel, will open this year's New York Film Festival on Sept. 26, according to a Variety report.
The film stars Rosamund Pike as a woman who mysteriously vanishes, leaving her...
| May 27, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Shall we play a game?
IF Y THEN: Jog your memory. Circle back through every TV show you've ever watched, picture every movie you've ever seen, remember every book you've ever read — consider the totality of your consumption of popular...
| May 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A creepy lullaby rendition of Disney's classic "Once Upon a Dream," a grungy version of Ben E. King's feel-good "Stand by Me," and a brooding interpretation of Robert Palmer's bouncy '80s anthem "Addicted to Love" all exemplify a growing trend: songs...
| May 29, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Genre-busting Kelly Reichardt takes on psychological thrillers in her provocative new drama "Night Moves" starring Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard and the breathtaking beauty of rural Oregon.
The story, which the director wrote with...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
As two dudes road trip to California with a feisty girl named Haley, “The Signal” at first resembles a long-awaited remake of 1989’s “The Wizard.” (Which I know is never actually going to happen.) Then the...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:09 PM
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Silicon Valley, with its influence and economic clout soaring to all-time highs, is having its pop culture moment.
But the stream of movies, books, even a reality TV show spotlighting nerdy start-up culture have all been...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Universal Pictures president of marketing Josh Goldstine is poised to become head of worldwide marketing at the studio, according to several people familiar with the negotiations. Michael Moses, co-prexy of Universal marketing, will continue to report...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:24 PM
The Academy Award-nominated writer and director Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right," "High Art") will serve as guest director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, organizers announced Tuesday. The festival takes place June 11-19 in downtown L.A....
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:41 PM
After the success of "The Social Network," David Fincher's drama about Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook, the director emerged as the front-runner to bring the story of another tech giant to the big screen: Apple founder Steve Jobs.