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  • 2014 Oscar Nominations: Snubs and Surprises

    2014 Oscar Nominations: Snubs and Surprises
    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...
  • Playing illness or frailty: Does it make award chances stronger?

    Playing illness or frailty: Does it make award chances stronger?
    For many actors, Academy Award-nominated performances are to die for. Or, rather, if you play a character who dies — or who's dealing with illness or disability — your chances of earning a nomination and even the win go up significantly....
  • 2014 Oscars: Good films, in small packages

    2014 Oscars: Good films, in small packages
    For too long moviegoers have had little exposure to the short films nominated each year for an Oscar, certainly not in the weeks prior to the ceremony. The awards for shorts — defined as shorter than 40 minutes and divided into three categories:...
  • Reel Critics: Racial themes dominated year's best films

    Reel Critics: Racial themes dominated year's best films
    Last year closed with several strong candidates for Best Picture. It's hard to narrow them down to a 10-best list, but these are my picks without ranking them in order. This was a hallmark year with three major films focused on the African American...
  • Film fest weds new tech, kids classics

    Film fest weds new tech, kids classics
    It is not hard to know what American publisher, bookseller and editor Frederic Melcher had in mind when he proposed the creation of an annual award for the year's best children's book: "To encourage original creative work in the field of books for...
  • 'And the Oscar Goes to ...': Academy Awards history with George Clooney, Tom Hanks

     
    "There's footage in this that people haven't seen for years, so it's going to be great fun for them, I think," says Robert Osborne, who was interviewed for the TCM documentary "And the Oscar Goes to ..."...
  • Shriver jumps ahead of Kuehl in campaign money, reports show

    Shriver jumps ahead of Kuehl in campaign money, reports show
    Thanks to a wide swath of contributors and a sizable chunk from his own pocket, Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver has jumped ahead of rival Sheila Kuehl in putting together campaign cash for the race to replace incumbent Zev...
  • Shriver takes fundraising lead in L.A. County supervisors race

    Shriver takes fundraising lead in L.A. County supervisors race
    Thanks to a big roster of small contributors and a sizable chunk from his own pocket, Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver has jumped ahead of rival Sheila Kuehl in gathering campaign cash for the race to replace incumbent Zev...
  • Watch Samuel L. Jackson recount 'Boy Meets World' in a slam poem

    Watch Samuel L. Jackson recount 'Boy Meets World' in a slam poem
    Boy meets Samuel L. Jackson! "The Avengers" star, who appears in Friday's "Avengers" flick "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," recited a slam poem Monday on "The Tonight Show" about the '90s sitcom "Boy Meets World," recapping the show's seven...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead at age 46: police

    Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead at age 46: police
    NEW YORK -- Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the leading actors of his generation and winner of an Academy Award for his title role in the film "Capote," was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday in what a New York police source described as an...
  • Raymond Wagner, TV Producer, Exec, Dies at 85

    Raymond Wagner, a producer of films including "Petulia" and, later, "Turner and Hooch" and formerly a top executive at Universal Studios and MGM, died of natural causes March 12 in Westwood, Calif. He was 85. Wagner oversaw TV pilots for Universal during...
  • World of SEALs revealed in photo exhibit

    World of SEALs revealed in photo exhibit
    Many years ago, when she was relatively new to the world of photography — to the world, actually, since she was only 7 years old — Stephanie Freid-Perenchio went on a family vacation to Yosemite National Park and, oh, let's let her tell the...