| May 27, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Megan Ellison has selected producer Jonathan Gordon as president of production for her Annapurna Pictures.
He will oversee the development and production of Annapurna projects, and will report to Ellison.
Gordon produced David O. Russell's "American...
| Mar 9, 2014
The confirmation in December that former CIA Director Leon Panetta let classified information slip to "Zero Dark Thirty" screenwriter Mark Boal during a speech at the agency headquarters should result in a criminal espionage charge if there is any truth...
| May 14, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Edgar Ramirez is paddling out to "Point Break," Alcon Entertainment's reboot of the 1991 surf-crime flick about a hot-shot FBI agent who infiltrates a group of thrill-seeking bank robbers, the film's producers announced Wednesday.
Ramirez, the Emmy-...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:01 AM
Oscar-winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow will direct Tom Hardy in the post-9/11 drama "The True American," which will be produced by Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures, the filmmakers announced Wednesday night.
Based on the nonfiction book by New York...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:00 AM
There is a scene that bookends "No Way Out," the 1987 espionage thriller starring Kevin Costner. He's a naval officer, a hero, being interrogated about the murder of the secretary of Defense's mistress. There are hints that he might be a double agent. You...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:30 PM
One year after sharing the Palme d'Or for her debut, "Blue Is the Warmest Color," French actress Adele Exarchopoulos returns to Cannes, this time playing a tiny supporting role in a low-profile indie easily overlooked in the festival's off-the-Croisette...
| Mar 13, 2014
Re "Why give Panetta a pass?," Opinion, March 9
Former CIA officer John Kiriakou is in federal prison because he broke the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982, when he went far beyond the whistle-blowing he states he engaged in by...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are returning to host the Golden Globe Awards in 2014 and 2015. The duo's chemistry and their ability to deliver barbs with a twinkle have made them an awards-show favorite, not just at the Globes but at the Emmys and other...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:54 PM
David O. Russell's Abscam-inspired con story, "American Hustle," was named best film of 2013 on Tuesday by the New York Film Critics Circle. The film, which opens Dec. 13, also won awards for supporting actress Jennifer Lawrence and screenplay writers...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Paramount Pictures had to wait a few extra months for Martin Scorsese to deliver a final cut of his upcoming "The Wolf of Wall Street," but a new trailer for the film indicates the delay may have been worth it.
The studio this week confirmed it was...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Much like the captain of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama, who was rescued by the U.S. Navy after his ship was set upon by Somali pirates in April 2009, "Captain Phillips" appears to have been in good hands. With Tom Hanks in front of the camera and Paul...