| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:28 AM
This week, "Blue Is the Warmest Color," the sexually explicit lesbian love story that won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, becomes the latest high-profile movie to be released with an NC-17 rating from the Motion Picture Assn. of America. ...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:01 PM
"Dancing on the Edge" (Starz, Saturdays). Stephen Poliakoff ("The Lost Prince") wrote and directed this early-1930s period piece set at the intersection of jazz and aristocracy. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Louis Lester, a black British jazz genius whose career...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:15 AM
The Fall Season is here, people. And though premieres will happen up and down what is still anachronistically called a dial, the season remains mainly the domain of the broadcast networks — which seem bent for the moment not on aping cable TV, as...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:49 PM
HBO’s political satire “Veep” took home a good portion of the cake in the comedy genre with Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy and Tony Hale going home with supporting actor in a comedy. Ultimately, though,...
| May 26, 2013
| 4:35 PM
CANNES, France — The hometown favorite won big time at the Festival de Cannes on Sunday night as France's "Blue Is the Warmest Color" walked off with the Palme d'Or.
In a highly unusual step, jury president Steven Spielberg announced that the...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The 2013 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Nov. 1. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
Two New York City detectives hunt for a serial killer targeting...
| May 21, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The Human Centipede is back.
After some delays in filming last year, the third installment of the controversial cult horror franchise in which human victims are sewn together is starting up production in Los Angeles.
Six Entertainment Co. is scheduled...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 12:49 PM
The latest network to enlist big-screen talent and muscle its way into the original scripted-series business, Hallmark Channel premieres on Saturday its adaptation of Debbie Macomber's bestselling Cedar Cove novels. It's called "Debbie Macomber's Cedar...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:50 PM
"What Not To Wear" (TLC, Fridays). One of the greatest series on television begins its final season this week. I speak of course of the decade-old "What Not To Wear," based on an earlier British model, in which friendly yet acerbic, gentle but firm...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
On a blazing summer morning, James Deen, looking like the frat boy next door, hunched over a table inside a Woodland Hills café lobbing harsh words at the film business, just days before his dramatic-feature debut in one of the summer's most talked-...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Dennis Farina, who died Monday at age 69, will get one more noteworthy role on the small screen when his guest shot on "Family Guy" airs in the new season.
Farina is just one of several guest voices who will be appearing on the Fox animated comedy's...