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  • Gold Derby nuggets: Taylor Swift odds-on favorite at Grammys | Beyonce could be Grammys spoiler | Oscars shorts get longer exposure

     
    • James Montgomery previews Sunday's Grammys and reports that the betting world is touting Taylor Swift as the favorite to win. "Nick Weinberg, Ladbrokes' chief sports, politics and novelty oddsmaker, says, 'Beyoncé's odds are probably a bit shorter...
  • A twisted family reunion in 'August: Osage County'

     A twisted family reunion in 'August: Osage County'
    August: Osage County Starz/Anchor Bay, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99 Available on VOD beginning April 8 Tracy Letts has now had three of his plays adapted into films. Director William Friedkin made the bizarre "Bug" and "Killer Joe" into something as...
  • Christopher Trumbo dies at 70; screen and TV writer whose father was blacklisted

    Christopher Trumbo dies at 70; screen and TV writer whose father was blacklisted
    Christopher Trumbo, the screen and television writer son of Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted and imprisoned during the Red Scare as a member of the Hollywood 10, has died. He was 70. Trumbo died Saturday from complications of...
  • Oscars 2014: Winners of scientific and technical achievement awards

    Oscars 2014: Winners of scientific and technical achievement awards
    The Academy Awards for scientific and technical achievements go to: Technical achievement awards (academy certificates) Olivier Maury, Ian Sachs and Dan Piponi for the creation of the ILM Plume system that simulates and renders fire, smoke and...
  • An early look at Oscar best picture contenders

    An early look at Oscar best picture contenders
    We can all agree that it's been a pretty great year for movies. But when it comes to this year's best picture Oscar race, that's probably where our accord ends. At the moment, the critically lauded historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and the equally...
  • TV This Week Jan. 19 - 25: 'Reign' on KTLA

    TV This Week Jan. 19 - 25: 'Reign' on KTLA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 19 - 25, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SUNDAY The following serves to inform you...
  • 'August: Osage County' opens wide

    'August: Osage County' opens wide
    "August: Osage County" has its six Oscar winners and nominees (oooh), its basis in a Pulitzer- and Tony-winning stage production (aaah), its Academy Awards dreams (gasp) and its reviews (blah). The movie opens wide in theaters Friday. The film was...
  • Bruce Dern and Judi Dench top AARP's Movies for Grownups Awards

    Bruce Dern and Judi Dench top AARP's Movies for Grownups Awards
    At the box office, young people still hold the buying power -- sending caped crusaders and archery-loving heroines to the top of the charts. Iron Man and Katniss Everdeen don't mean much, however, to the editors at AARP's The Magazine -- the publication...
  • 'Lone Survivor' likely to top 'Frozen' at weekend box office

    'Lone Survivor' likely to top 'Frozen' at weekend box office
    "Lone Survivor," Universal Pictures' military drama about a mission gone wrong, could ambush "Frozen" at the box office this weekend, as "The Legend of Hercules" joins the fray and "Her" and "August: Osage County" enter more theaters.  The Afghanistan...
  • Streep, Martindale on family and truth in 'August: Osage County'

    Streep, Martindale on family and truth in 'August: Osage County'
    Before portraying a dysfunctional Oklahoma family on screen in “August: Osage County,” the movie's actors learned to be a family first by sharing stories, meals and, sometimes, the same living quarters. At least that’s how actress...
  • Film directors build, and tear down, comfort zones

    Film directors build, and tear down, comfort zones
    Movie crews can number as many as 300 people. And yet amid all that hubbub, film directors can craft the most personal moments: Joaquin Phoenix confessing his love for an operating system in "Her"; Robert Redford facing his mortality in "All Is Lost";...