| Dec 23, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Nick Nolte has joined the cast of the Fox limited series "Gracepoint," Shine America's redo of the much-praised ITV murder-mystery "Broadchurch."
Nolte will play a stubborn local business owner in the seaside town where a boy is murdered. He adds more...
| Dec 27, 2013
Silver once was the lure that brought people to this tiny town nestled in Wasatch Range some 40 miles east of Salt Lake City. Now it's the Olympics-caliber skiing and the stars of the silver screen who descend every January, when the Sundance Film...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Movie crews can number as many as 300 people. And yet amid all that hubbub, film directors can craft the most personal moments: Joaquin Phoenix confessing his love for an operating system in "Her"; Robert Redford facing his mortality in "All Is Lost";...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:03 PM
The 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival is honoring three-time Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep with its Icon Award.
The actress, who won her Academy Awards for 1989's "Kramer Vs. Kramer," 1982's "Sophie's Choice" and 2011's "The Iron Lady,"...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:30 PM
If James Franco's "Look at my shee-yit!" scene in "Spring Breakers" was one of 2013′s funniest movie moments, it was also perhaps the most emblematic of a year that, as many others have pointed out, was all but overrun by spectacles of consumerist...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Sundance Institute recognized the power of the independent film community when it honored the memory of longtime supporter Roger Ebert and up-and-coming filmmaker Ryan Coogler at its annual Celebrate Sundance Institute: Los Angeles Benefit on June 5 at...
| Aug 2, 2012
Character actor appeared regularly on 'Columbo'
John Finnegan, 85, a character actor who portrayed a scout in the 1984 baseball film "The Natural" and regularly appeared on television's "Columbo," died Sunday at his Palm Desert home from...
| Aug 8, 2012
When Marvin Hamlisch auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music, he played not Chopin or Mozart but the American folk standard "Goodnight, Irene," a choice that could have had lamentable results for any other prospective student.
But Hamlisch quickly...
| Sep 21, 2012
Joni Gordon, an art world novice who bought a failing Melrose Avenue gallery, Newspace, 37 years ago and turned it into an incubator for Los Angeles' contemporary art scene, has died. She was 75.
Gordon died Sept. 11 in Bend, Ore., 10 days after a...
| Oct 9, 2012
Longtime celebrity publicist
Lois Smith, 85, a longtime New York City publicist who worked with celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford and Martin Scorsese, died Sunday from a brain hemorrhage after taking a fall during a trip to...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 8:52 AM
NEW YORK — Twenty-five years after “The Princess Bride” first stormed theaters, director Rob Reiner, writer William Goldman and cast ......
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:27 PM
I had completed a Best Movies list about storm movies, focusing not on the best movies with big storms -- I did that one a couple of years ago -- but on the best big storms in movies. This allowed......