| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Clint Eastwood's latest movie, "American Sniper," kicked off with a bang in Los Angeles County this week.
The Warner Bros. film, which stars Bradley Cooper as a Navy SEAL who recounts his military exploits, began 10 days of filming Monday in an Afghan...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:31 AM
No other film released 25 years ago, and few made since, captured the crosscurrents of a single neighborhood on a sweltering summer day in late 20th-century America the way Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" did.
Lee's brash masterwork still plays like...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Directorial acclaim never comes easy. When it hits, though, the results can be significant not only for the helmer but for cinema itself. We take a look back at the films that propelled some of today’s most celebrated directors to prominence....
| May 2, 2014
| 6:30 AM
LONDON -- Keira Knightley has joined the cast of Working Title's 3D epic "Everest."
Other cast members include Jason Clarke ("The Great Gatsby," "Zero Dark Thirty"), who plays climber Rob Hall, Josh Brolin ("True Grit," "No Country for Old Men"), John...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 12:52 PM
There are few modern military characters as outsized as Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
You might recall Michael Hastings' incendiary 2010 Rolling Stone profile of McChrystal that...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The latest in the Disney Dream portrait series shot by Annie Leibovitz features actress Jessica Chastain taking on the role of Merida from the film "Brave."
The title for the portrait is "Where your destiny awaits." The portrait series runs in national...
| Feb 12, 2014
The merits of the nine nominees for the Academy Award for best picture are being debated by cineastes around the world. But as a college professor, this year's Oscar nominees also reaffirm the growing importance of the movies in the classroom and how film...
| 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...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 3:15 PM
"Sausage Party," the upcoming raunchy animated comedy from writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, now has a guest list.
The voice cast for the film will reunite "This Is the End" stars James Franco, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz and Rogen...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 11:00 AM
"I always feel like a vague failure in L.A.," said Greta Gerwig, sitting in a movie theater in the heart of Hollywood.
The actress, 30, had flown from her home in New York to partake in the Los Angeles Times' Young Hollywood round table at AFI Fest last...
| 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...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:35 AM
"Her," Spike Jonze's quirky love story about a lonely man and his warmhearted computer operating system, was named best picture of 2013 on Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Jonze also won best director.
"Spike Jonze is one of...