| Jan 14, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Cinema Audio Society noms mostly follow the broad award season trends -- but the differences are doozies.
The CAS noms for live action motion picture include "Captain Phillips," "Gravity," "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Lone Survivor," but for their...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 9:18 AM
"Gravity," "Captain Phillips," "Frozen" and "Breaking Bad" were among the nominees Tuesday for the 50th Cinema Audio Society Awards for outstanding achievement in sound mixing in film and television for 2013.
Nominated for the CAS Award for live-...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 4:26 PM
One nice thing about the contemporary world of comedy is its abundance of small gifts. You can thank the Internet for this; it may have destroyed bookstores and record stores and much else I hold/held dear, but it created the video version of the...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:52 PM
A few years ago in the New Yorker, Tina Fey, in an essay about her time as a writer on “Saturday Night Live,” broke down the show's writing staff into two fundamental groups: “Harvard Boys and Improv People.” The latter (which...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Samsung Electronics Co. struck social media gold when Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres used one of its smartphones to take what has now become the world's most famous selfie.
DeGeneres never mentioned Samsung, a major Academy Awards...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Paul Lieberstein was ready for a change. In 2000, he purchased a two-bedroom, one-bath Crestwood Hills home that was clinging to a hillside and sold as a tear-down. But a decade later, he and his wife, Janine Poreba, were expecting their first child,...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:22 AM
On NBC’s “The Office,” the character Creed Bratton was a shadowy quality-assurance director at Scranton’s Dunder Mifflin paper company. Over eight years of episodes, viewers learned only sketchy details about Bratton. Some of those...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Before we start, a background lesson on Creed Bratton. Pens up. Bratton is a real person who, back in the 1960s, played guitar in the radio rock group The Grass Roots, then went on to a middling solo music career......
| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Sunday night's Super Bowl XLVIII may have been a disaster for Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, but not for Zooey Deschanel or Andy Samberg.
Fox aired new episodes of "New Girl" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" after the game to win new fans for the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Crowdfunding films in Europe is still in its infancy, but some enterprising producers have launched campaigns, using a few opportunities not yet available in the U.S. -- and are facing a different set of challenges.
American filmmakers have mainly used...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Captain Phillips," "American Hustle" and "Frozen" took top honors among narrative features as the American Cinema Editors handed out the ACE Eddie Awards Friday evening.
"Captain Phillips" and its editor Christopher Rouse took kudos for dramatic...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Mindy Kaling was one of the many celebrities hobnobbing with politicians at a White House State Dinner on Tuesday.
"The Mindy Project" star chronicled the entirety of her evening on Twitter and Instagram, taking followers inside the White house fete,...