| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:03 AM
As in years past, the 2014 Academy Award nominations have proven controversial, featuring several notable snubs and surprises.
Snub: Inside Llewyn Davis was completely left out in all of the acting categories, despite the critically acclaimed...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:08 AM
With the Grammys over and the awards season now heading toward a climax with the Academy Awards on March 2, one thing has become obvious: Not all Hollywood parties are created equal.
Both before and after each big awards ceremony, there are multiple...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:31 AM
The February ratings period starts today, and big events will transform the month into an unconventional sweeps. These ratings periods are the time for broadcasters to shine, but cable isn't taking it easy. The highlights include guest stars plus...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"THAT IS a very silly question!"
This was Diahann Carroll responding to the query: "What talent would you most like to have?" in Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire for February.
Perhaps the beauteous Miss Carroll feels she has all the talent she can...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:46 AM
The "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade," which aired Wednesday on ABC, is always more than just a promenade down two sets of Main Streets. The company uses that two hours of airtime to sprinkle its newest attributes amid princesses and musical numbers....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Touted as an awards front-runner since early autumn, British director Steve McQueen finally garnered Golden Globes love Thursday for his searing depiction of antebellum plantation life in “12 Years a Slave.”
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn....
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Alfonso Cuaron's stranded-in-space thriller "Gravity" received the most nominations for the British Academy Film Awards, earning 11 nominations including for film, actress for Sandra Bullock, director for Cuaron and screenplay for Cuaron and his son,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:06 PM
When it comes to reviews of "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," superlatives are in short supply. Most movie critics agree that the reboot of the Tom Clancy action franchise, starring Chris Pine and directed by Kenneth Branagh, is competent — or...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:01 PM
We can all agree that it's been a pretty great year for movies. But when it comes to this year's best picture Oscar race, that's probably where our accord ends.
At the moment, the critically lauded historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and the equally...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Every award season brings the movie that everyone loves, the film that's so likable it's impossible not to like.
Which always makes some people not like it.
Quickly filling that role this year is John Lee Hancock's "Saving Mr. Banks," the P.L. Travers...
| Dec 5, 2013
Long before Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" arrived in theaters in 1964, the studio chief was wooing the story's author, P.L. Travers, trying to nab the rights to the famed books that eventually became his blockbuster film. It was a bumpy ride, as we see...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:49 PM
A creative dispute between a writer and a studio head over the direction of a prospective motion picture sounds like the kind of movie scenario only a lawyer could love.
But when the writer is cranky, crusty P.L. Travers, who means it when she says "I...