| Sep 11, 2013
| 12:30 PM
TV fueled a big debut on the U.S. album chart last week, as singer-starlet Ariana Grande captured a No. 1 album with her debut offering.
Grande's "Yours Truly" (Republic) bowed at the top with 138,000 units sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan data for...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:00 PM
With most eyes looking for reviews of films premiering out of the Toronto International Film Festival over the next week, it was a surprise to some when reviews hit the Web on Friday morning of the upcoming action-drama "Captain Phillips," starring Tom...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:28 PM
NEW YORK — For years, the New York Film Festival was a quaint afterthought on the fall festival circuit, good for locals to catch up on indie titles but devoid of much Hollywood fizz.
The Lincoln Center event has become an...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
When Kent Jones took the reins of the New York Film Festival last year from its leader of 25 years, Richard Pena all eyes were focused on how his stewardship would shift the tenor, tone and aesthetic of the venerable 50-year-old fest. Now, with the full...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:33 PM
Alfonso Cuaron's 3-D sci-fi drama "Gravity" will probably have major pull with moviegoers at the box office this weekend.
The film starring Sandra Bullock as an astronaut stranded in space is expected to launch with a healthy $45 million, according...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Fans of TV series like "Strike Back," "Graceland," "Gossip Girl" and "Teen Wolf" can catch their favorite actors on the big screen sometime next year in the indie feature film "Undrafted."
The baseball film stars Philip Winchester of "Strike Back,"...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:30 AM
In 2011, I sat down for a lengthy interview with Justin Timberlake, who told me that he was having the time of his life as a big screen star. Even though he'd experienced a few setbacks ("I bombed all my auditions," he confessed), he was in the middle...
| Oct 17, 2013
One challenge facing screenwriters and directors today towers above the rest. It is this: How do you make something vital and interesting out of a story of guys, in a sweat, looking at keyboards?
"The Social Network" solved the problem by, among other...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:30 PM
A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases.
12 Years a Slave
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Had Steve McQueen not already christened his previous picture thus, "Shame" would have been the perfect one-word title to capture the gut-...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:50 PM
For all of those teenage boys dying to see Judi Dench playing an elderly Irish woman: Now you don't have to bring your parents to get into "Philomena."
In a victory against the Motion Picture Assn. of America that could be as much publicity win as...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 3:24 PM
A couple of news reports about two Disney films bubbled up from the ocean depths today. And both involved characters named Nemo.
First, an online report at the Washington Post’s website today announced that Ellen DeGeneres will reprise her voice...
| Oct 14, 2012
When Eugene, Ore.-based Will Leather Goods opened the doors of its first flagship store on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in late September, 60-year-old founder and Chief Executive Bill Adler found himself barely a belt buckle's toss from the Venice Beach...