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Frankly My DearÂ» Orlando Sentinel â Frankly My DearTom Cruise is OK with the idea of animation director turned live action guy Brad Bird handling the fourth Mission: Impossible movie. And if Tom has no problems with Bird directing a film that has Cruise's future status as a Hollywood heavyweight riding on...
Frankly My DearÂ» Orlando Sentinel â Frankly My DearThe Incredibles director Brad Bird, noted for animation, moving into live action, is a name being floated to helm Tom Cruise's return to Ethan Hunting. Bird is doing that San Francisco earthquake story, 1906. Someday....
There was muted glamour and subtle cheer at Monday's Oscar nominee luncheon. The otherwise official tone of the affair -- underscored with weapons detectors and a very involved credentialing process -- was lightened by the small things: Julie Christie's...
The EnvelopeToday is 'toon day at the Academy. Final entries are due today to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to qualify for this year's best animated feature film Oscar. But the real question is not necessarily: "What will make the final cut?"...
JOHN LASSETER is in a classic no-win position. The chief creative officer at both Pixar and the Disney animation group is one of the most influential filmmakers of our era, both as a director (most recently of "Cars") and as the guiding force behind...
Special to The TimesCharacter is destiny. Score one for Heraclitus, whose succinct aphorism seems especially apt in describing screenwriters' path to the Oscars this year. While taut plotting and visual ingenuity were certainly in abundance in this year's crop of...
"Atonement," "Juno," "Michael Clayton," "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood" were nominated this morning for the Academy Award for best picture of 2007. The gripping oil epic "There Will Be Blood" and the gritty contemporary Western, "No...
SKYWALKER RANCH, Calif. -- What does an Oscar nomination sound like? For Randy Thom, it sounds like chalk raking down a blackboard combined with a stallion's whinny and an elephant trumpeting. It can also sound like 200 gas ovens flaring to life in unison...
Zap2It.comOn Monday, Feb. 4, AMC's entertainment roundtable show "Shootout" came to the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., to grab time with some Academy Award nominees after their annual luncheon, for the "Shootout Oscar Special," to air at 10:30 p.m....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterREMY, c'est moi? It's hard not to think that when meeting Brad Bird, "Ratatouille's" writer-director. He thoroughly identifies with his rat protagonist Remy, who yearns to be a chef in the heretofore unwelcoming kitchen of the legendary French restaurant...
AP Entertainment Writer"No Country for Old Men" was the big winner at Monday's Critics' Choice Awards, winning best picture, best director for brothers Joel and Ethan Coen and best supporting actor for Javier Bardem. Bardem accepted for the absent Coens, saying, "I'm the...
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