| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:02 AM
TORONTO -- "August: Osage County" might be the first movie to win more Oscar nominations than rave reviews.
The movie, Tracy Letts' adaptation of his Tony Award-winning play of family dysfunction and warfare, premiered Monday at the Toronto...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Even with "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "American Hustle" currently engaged in a game of awards season chicken to be the last movie to screen this season, this year's acting races are plenty crowded even without the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:09 AM
TORONTO -- The true story of a woman searching for the son that Catholic nuns forced her to relinquish shortly after his birth in 1952 wouldn't seem, on the face of it, to be a laugh riot.
And yet, "Philomena," starring Judi Dench as the mother and...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 8:11 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards — or as Martin Short called them, the "highest honor an actor can receive ... in mid-November" — were presented Saturday evening in Hollywood.
And Short's joking comment...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Do you meet the "Fockers" guy? Or do you like Spike? How about a biopic and a chance to shake hands with the daughter of the film's subject? Or perhaps you'd like to listen to some toe-tapping musical performances from the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:03 AM
The filmmakers behind the season's biggest commercial and critical hit, "Gravity" -- director Alfonso Cuaron; his son, Jonas, with whom he wrote the screenplay; and producer David Heyman -- are in Los Angeles this week, the beginning of what is likely...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 1:38 PM
David O. Russell unveiled the first six minutes of his latest movie, "American Hustle," during a career tribute at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre on Friday night. And though technical issues with the sound forced the footage to be stopped and restarted,...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:08 AM
"It's like a roller derby out there," Tom Hanks says from a corner of Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel. And he's not talking about the scene across the street Thursday night at the TCL Chinese Theatre, where Hanks' latest movie, "Saving Mr. Banks," is about to...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:53 PM
TORONTO -- Spike Jonze finished principal photography on his upcoming tale of technological love, "Her," 14 months ago and he's been working on it ever since, tinkering, shooting new scenes, a "relentless process" that he says he's gone through on every...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
What is it about the Oscars that lends itself to so much premature ... speculation?
Whether it's declaring the best picture race over and done (Congratulations, "12 Years a Slave!" Your Oscar's in the mail!), surveying the awards-season landscape months...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:55 AM
When a film isn't a slam-dunk best picture nominee, backers and awards-season consultants like to talk about the "passion vote." If enough academy members adore a movie and put it at the No. 1 or 2 position on their ballot, then, thanks to the academy's...