| Oct 27, 2010
| 9:33 PM
At this time last year, Mo'Nique was already out front in the Oscar race for best supporting actress based upon the early buzz generated by "Precious" at the Sundance Film Festival. And there was no stopping her thereafter, of course. This year, there...
| Oct 4, 2010
| 9:33 PM
Being first out of the gate often matters a lot in the Oscar derby. "Frozen River" and "Little Miss Sunshine" reaped top nominations in 2008 and 2006, respectively, after being the first DVDs shipped to academy members. This year, that distinction goes to...
| May 15, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen and Oliver Maltman in Mike Leigh's "Another Year." Day 4 here in Cannes brought the return of two festival favorites, one English, one American, both shooting in England and revisiting matters of the heart. Mike Leigh's......
| Jun 30, 2010
Anyone worried about the fate of Bella, Edward, Jacob and the rest of the "Twilight" gang after the moody blues of movie No. 2 can breathe a sigh of relief. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" is back with all of the lethal and loving bite it was meant to have:...
| Jun 12, 2010
Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz has listed a Sunset Strip-area home at $3,695,000 that is as intriguing as she is.
The Balinese modern one-story has intricately carved entry doors that open to a courtyard with a fountain. Another set of double...
| May 14, 2010
| 12:14 PM
Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz has listed her Sunset Strip-area home at $3,695,000.
Described as "Balinese modern," the one-story house has intricately carved entry doors that open to a courtyard with a fountain. Another set of double doors lead...
| Dec 30, 2010
As director Alejandro González Iñárritu remembers it, he and Javier Bardem first met at "The Losers Party."
It was Oscar night 2001 and Iñárritu had just been overlooked by the academy — for the first time. The then-38-year-old filmmaker celebrated...
| Sep 14, 2010
| 7:20 AM
MADRID -- A Spanish agency that represents Penelope Cruz says the Oscar-winning Spanish actress is pregnant.
The Madrid-based agency Kuranda says in a statement that 36-year-old Cruz is four-and-a-half months pregnant.
Cruz has no children. She...
| May 25, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
Oh, the glorious bistros and baguettes and architecture of Paris! Hollywood screenwriter-turned-novelist Gil (Owen Wilson) could just live there. His increasingly snippy fiancé, Inez (Rachel McAdams), not so much. Luckily every night at...
| Dec 11, 2008
| 4:30 PM
Da boys did good at da Globes... The Golden Globes - Hollywood's silliest awards - seemed to me kind of un-silly in the TV categories, but a coupla exceptions. Check 'em out below... Observations? The obvious ones. "30 Rock"......
| Dec 2, 2008
"Ballast," an austere drama about a grieving man who forms a bond with a woman and her young son, "Frozen River," a somber tale about the relationship between two poverty-stricken women, and "Rachel Getting Married," an intimate drama about a young...
| Dec 2, 2008
Rachel is getting more than married: She has six nominations for Film Independent's Spirit Awards.
" Rachel Getting Married," wherein an addict played by Anne Hathaway leaves rehab for her sister's wedding, was joined by suicide drama "Ballast" and...