| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Alexander Payne doesn't want audiences to watch the color version of his black-and-white film "Nebraska."
The director told the Canadian Press that he felt pressured by distributor Paramount Vantage to cut an alternate version of the dramedy in order...
| 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 25, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In 2010, Stephen Dorff found himself on the industry's hot list after starring in Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," a meditative drama about a Hollywood actor and his lonely daughter. Dorff recalls a stream of offers from a fickle business that he's been...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:30 PM
High-profile studios pics mingled with small-scale indies as Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" led nominations for the 29th Independent Spirit Awards with seven followed by Paramount Vantage's "Nebraska" with six.
In a year chock full of worth films,...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:37 PM
The small and medium towns in the Midwest and the Great Plains aren't so different from any other part of the United States. Half the people don't talk much, while the other half chatter to fill the silence. It's a time-honored cliche according to...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Lee Daniels' The Butler
PG-13; Forest Whitaker, David Banner, Mariah Carey, Alex Pettyfer, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, James Marsden. Based on a true story, Cecil Gaines served as a butler in the White House for eight terms, major events such as the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Fox has ordered a 13-episode second season of "Sleepy Hollow," making the fantasy thriller the first fall debut to be renewed for a sophomore run.
Renewal arrives just three episodes into "Sleepy Hollow's" first season.
"Sleepy Hollow" ranks as Fox's...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:19 PM
NEW YORK — Since it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last May, "Nebraska" has had a strange ride. The Alexander Payne father-son road-trip dramedy was greeted on the Croisette with an enthusiastic public screening but some mixed reviews....
| 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,...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:05 PM
CANNES, France — Writer-director Alexander Payne has been nominated for three screenplay Oscars and has won two. So what did the man responsible for films including "Election," "Sideways" and "The Descendants" feel about working with someone else'...
| 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...
| May 24, 2013
| 6:30 AM
CANNES, France -- Older actors have been playing crotchety geezers since the days of radio. But very few have done it with the gusto and honesty of Bruce Dern in “Nebraska,” the black-and-white Alexander Payne dramedy that is shaping up as one...