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  • WGA: Don't You Love 'Her' Madly? (Analysis)

    Writers alway like to add plot twists. The trophy to Billy Ray and "Captain Phillips" was a popular choice at the WGAW Saturday, but the talk of the room was the win for Spike Jonze's "Her." But maybe it shouldn't have been a surprise. The Warner Bros....
  • WGA's New York Ceremonies: 'A Little Bit Looser'

    There was a lot of New York solidarity at the WGA East's presentation of the unions's annual award ceremony -- a simultaneous and presumably far more glamorous version of which was going on in L.A. at the same time. But the New Yorkers in the house had...
  • 'Her,' 'Captain Phillips' win top Writers Guild film awards

    'Her,' 'Captain Phillips' win top Writers Guild film awards
    The Writers Guild of America honored Spike Jonze for his future-set love story "Her" with its award for original screenplay and Billy Ray for "Captain Phillips," the true story of a hijacking at sea, for adapted screenplay on Saturday night. The awards...
  • WGA Awards: Watch Spike Jonze claim prize for original screenplay

    WGA Awards: Watch Spike Jonze claim prize for original screenplay
    Spike Jonze has reason to hope for a bit of deja vu. On Saturday evening at the WGA Awards, the "Her" writer-director claimed the prize for original screenplay, and in doing so beat out the same nominees he will contend with at this year's Academy Awards....
  • Watch Joaquin Phoenix give depth and meaning to 'Her'

     Watch Joaquin Phoenix give depth and meaning to 'Her'
    If you haven't yet caught the captivating "Her," consider fitting it in before the Academy Awards show March 2. This novel film from writer-director Spike Jonze is deservedly one of the best picture nominees. Though its star, Joaquin Phoenix, didn't get...
  • Oscar-Nominated Scripts Scrutinize Couples In Bliss -- And Gone Amiss

    Marriage and the movies have a healthy long-term relationship. But they're usually divorced. 2013's nominated screenplays support film historian Jeanine Basinger's thesis, in her breakthrough study "I Do and I Don't," that there's no "marriage movie"...
  • A Valentine's Day wish: Bring the 'date night movie' back

     A Valentine's Day wish: Bring the 'date night movie' back
    Dinner and a movie. Yes, I realize it represents a profound failure of imagination, but this was the date I had proposed to my wife for Valentine's Day next week. But sometimes life's obligations (not to mention two kids) limit your options for an...
  • Encore performances for two L.A. architectural landmarks

    Encore performances for two L.A. architectural landmarks
    Laugh all you want at those old public-access television clips of the late Dr. Gene Scott, the eccentric televangelist who sometimes wore two pairs of glasses at once and shouted at viewers to "Get on the telephone!" whenever his fundraising totals ebbed....
  • Acad's Song Field Pits U2, Pharrell, Karen O Against Broadway Tunesmiths

    Out of 75 entries for this year's original song nominations, the music branch chose five. And then the Board of Governors narrowed the field to four when it disqualified "Alone Yet Not Alone" for running afoul of campaigning rules. The remaining...
  • Oscars reaction: Well done, Hollywood

    Oscars reaction: Well done, Hollywood
    That "whoosh" you heard Sunday night during the Academy Awards telecast was me breathing a sigh of relief. Good judgment prevailed and "12 Years a Slave" deservedly won the Best Picture Oscar over a lousy script hidden behind amazing visuals ("Gravity")...
  • In Score Race, Oscar Sings New Tune

    Is the Academy's music branch growing up? This year's crop of original-score nominees embraces not only traditional orchestral scores by veteran composers but also a hybrid score that stretches the definition of "music" into sound-design territory and...
  • Karen O Joins Pharrell, Idina Menzel, U2 for Oscar Telecast

    Oscar's musical pieces are falling in place, as all the kudocast performers have been confirmed for the four nominated songs, while details were unveiled for the annual pre-Oscar concert that salutes musical-score contenders. The Academy of Motion...