| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:03 PM
The poor little Oscar song category just can't seem to get a break. The Academy this week struck the title song from little-known faith-based film "Alone Yet Not Alone" from contention, placing the spotlight once again on a field that's struggled to get...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Among the many things to admire about the new HBO crime series "True Detective" is the title, which is broad, pithy, self-conscious and laced with a stank of menace. Or maybe that's just the smell it gives off when played against the show's apocalyptic...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 1:45 PM
We watch these big-budget, big-star feature films time and again, and we learn to appreciate the actors and recognize them as Hollywood’s most famous stars. Sometimes we’re such fans that we see movies just because of them.
Brad Pitt. Will...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:41 AM
Darth Vader is there. So is Harry Potter, Gollum, E.T., Bruce Willis, Iron Man and Ben-Hur twice. Tom Cruise makes a few appearances. Harrison Ford a few more. There's sinking ships, superheroes, pirates, blue aliens and big old sharks.
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:06 PM
The remake of the 1980s thriller "RoboCop" roars into theaters this weekend, and the title character roars into action on a motorcycle.
Except he doesn't roar.
The filmmakers behind the MGM remake were determined that the futuristic robocycle...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:30 AM
ROME - Rome's former mayor Walter Veltroni, a reknown film buff who launched the Rome Film Festival, is making his directorial debut with a feature-length docu about late Italo pol Enrico Berlinguer, who headed Western Europe's largest Communist party,...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Seymour Ira Feig, noted entertainment lawyer and law professor, died at his home in Scarsdale, N.Y. on February 3. He was 93.
From 1950-70 Feig worked for TV, film and entertainment companies including Walt Disney Productions, Columbia Pictures, the...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:22 AM
Philip Seymour Hoffman was always one of my favorites. It always seemed to me that he didn't make bad movies, and I've always attributed that to a belief that Hoffman's talent elevated everyone around him.
Like a lot of appreciators of film, upon...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 1:44 PM
The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in an apparent drug overdose Sunday leaves behind a diverse and impressive body of work cut tragically short. From his pornographer turn in "Boogie Nights" to his Oscar-decorated turn as Truman Capote to his...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 7:13 PM
WASHINGTON — The California-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is known for progressive rulings that champion individual rights over government and corporations, but when it comes to show business, the "Hollywood Circuit" — as it has been...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Remember that sandstorm in "Mission: Impossible 5 - Ghost Protocol"? The one everyone saw coming but didn't properly deal with until Tom Cruise found himself chasing some guy through it? That chaotic blend of sand, panic and preparedness (Cruise did, if...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:00 AM
In a canvas tent in the Himalayan foothills, where winter breaths drifted in the twilight, Tibetan monks, their feet dangling from benches, watched a pirated copy of "Titanic." The diminutive men, camped along a rutted road leading to the Dalai Lama's...