| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Octavia Spencer has nabbed the lead role in Fox's "Red Band Society," Variety has confirmed.
Drama from ABC Studios and Amblin TV centers on a group of teens who meet as patients in the children's wing of a hospital. They become unlikely allies and...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Fox's Batman prequel has found another villain: Jada Pinkett Smith has been tapped to play "Gotham's" Fish Mooney, a sadistic gangster with street smarts and a short temper.
Based on the DC Comics characters and penned by "The Mentalist's" Bruno Heller,...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Blue Is the Warmest Color
Criterion, $19.95; Blu-ray, $24.95
Available on VOD beginning Feb. 25
For all the controversy over the explicit sex in writer-director Abdellatif Kechiche's three-hour adaptation of Julie Maroh's graphic novel "Blue Is...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"12 Years a Slave" has dominated the Independent Spirit Awards, winning best feature and four other awards including director for Steve McQueen, supporting actress for Lupita Nyong'o, screenplay for John Ridley.
Matthew McConaughey won the best actor...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The Spirit Awards wrapped this afternoon, a casual-atmosphere and frequently moving celebration of independent filmmaking. In some cases, the winners foreshadow Sunday's, but in many other instances, the Spirits honored some terrific work that was...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:43 AM
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival CEO Greg Von Hausch believes that festivals such as his should offer their audiences a few surprises. This year, it is Von Hausch himself who is surprised.
The 28th annual FLIFF will run Oct. 18 through Nov....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:33 AM
The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival returns this weekend with its seasonal cornucopia of drama, comedies, actor Q&As and street parties, as more than 175 films roll out Friday through Nov. 11 on screens in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise,...
| Nov 21, 2013
The small and medium towns in the Midwest and the Great Plains region aren't so different from any other part — rural, urban or in between — of the United States. Half the people don't talk much, while the other half chatter to fill the...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Quentin Tarantino will appear as part of the tribute to actor Bruce Dern on Monday at the AFI Fest in Hollywood. Dern appeared in Tarantino's Oscar-winning "Django Unchained."
Dern has been busy this award season in support of his role in Alexander...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Sometimes a movie calls for a movie star — an outsized personality who won't be overshadowed by spectacular effects or a sweeping epic. And sometimes, as in the case of Alexander Payne's father-son road drama "Nebraska," a movie requires something...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A spiteful, drug-addicted matriarch with mouth cancer can't find her husband. A folk singer has nowhere to sleep and few paying gigs. A depressive alcoholic thinks he's won some money, but he hasn't.
If these plots don't sound comical, well, you must...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NORFOLK, Neb. — One night last year, Rachel Liester was waitressing at a restaurant near this rural town when she received an unusual request. A director was preparing to shoot a movie nearby, and her ticking off of the specials made her...