| Apr 14, 2008
ESPN Films will team up with Robert Redford's production company on an upcoming biopic about baseball pioneers Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey.
The Robinson-Rickey project, which has been in development for some time with a variety of directors, will...
| Apr 20, 2008
"Most of what follows is true."
That's the opening of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," the 1969 movie about two bandits born as the sun was setting over the mesas and buttes of the old Wild West.
Morally ambiguous, the movie struck a chord with...
| May 26, 2008
| 6:08 PM
Sydney Pollack, the Academy Award-winning director of "Out of Africa" who achieved acclaim making popular, mainstream movies with A-list stars, including "The Way We Were" and "Tootsie," died Monday. He was 73. Pollack, who also was a producer and actor,...
| Jan 30, 2008
OK, so Angelina, Denzel and Keira didn't get asked to the Oscar prom. They shouldn't shed too many tears over their absence from this year's nominations.
After all, they're in very good company. From Humphrey Bogart ("The Maltese Falcon") and Marilyn...
| Dec 12, 2007
AS the title suggests, "Lions for Lambs" is a film about sacrifice and bravery and its director, Robert Redford, has not been coy regarding the film's decidedly unhappy ending and the climactic scene that plays out on a bleak Afghanistan battlefield.
| Jan 1, 2008
WHEN was the last time you heard anyone get excited about a new film critic? That was my reaction when "Michael Clayton" director Tony Gilroy began raving to me about the review he'd seen on YouTube. "It was terrific," he said. "I sent it to George...
| Jan 6, 2008
United Artists, the independent production unit of MGM controlled by actor Tom Cruise and his producer partner, Paula Wagner, is expected to become the first movie company to reach an interim agreement with the Writers Guild of America, enabling the...
| Jan 15, 2008
Sundance will bring a reliable cast of characters when it opens Thursday. Actor Sam Rockwell will hobnob at the Riverhorse restaurant in Park City. Festival chief Robert Redford will endorse indie film at the Eccles theater. Dealmaker John Sloss will...
| Jan 16, 2008
| 5:50 PM
1. Before being called the Sundance Festival, Utah's annual film festival was called the Utah/US Film Festival--and was held in Salt Lake City.
2. Robert Redford is not the founder! The Utah/US Film Festival was founded in 1978 by Sterling van Wegener--a...
| Jan 22, 2008
PARK CITY, Utah -- The frenzied pursuit of swag was peaking on Saturday afternoon inside T-Mobile's 1,500-square-foot Boost Mobile Lounge, the glitziest of the gifting suites at the Sundance Film Festival. The place heaved with celebrities of all...
| Sep 9, 2009
SANTA MONICA -- A big celebration is underway as the Santa Monica Pier turns 100.
The centennial festivities began Wednesday with a multi-faith blessing of the pier.
Among the other events planned later in the day include a rededication ribbon-cutting...
| Oct 18, 2009
When Cheronda Guyton, a senior vice president with Wells Fargo, used a foreclosed home to host lavish parties last summer in the Malibu Colony, she broke more than a few company rules. But by caving to her craving for the beach life, the now-fired bank...