| Jan 7, 2009
If you're an actress, keep in mind that when it comes to getting nominated for an Oscar it doesn't hurt if your name is Kate.
Kate Hepburn managed to do it 12 times, winning a record four as leading actress, more than any other actor.
By age 32, Kate...
| Jan 30, 2009
| 4:56 PM
One of the most talked about performances of 2008 is Anne Hathaways transcendent turn as Kym, the drug-addicted prodigal daughter returning home for her sisters wedding in Rachel Getting Married. The film, written by Jenny Lumet and directed by Jonathan...
| Feb 4, 2009
| 11:19 AM
What is there to say about the Oscars that hasnt already been said?
Lots, it turns out. For the next two weeks, you wont escape the fever pitch, but who would want to? Because the Oscars really is the celebration of the film business and, by extension,...
| Oct 2, 2008
"THE VIBE was like a good poetry slam or something," said Rosemarie DeWitt of working on the set of Jonathan Demme's "Rachel Getting Married" with its upscale-bohemian, groovy, multicultural backyard wedding. Although the cast includes DeWitt as Rachel,...
| Oct 3, 2008
The Internet Movie Database, the mighty monarch of cinema sites, lists more than 600 films with the word "wedding" in the title. And no wonder. Where else can the passions of the moment, and recriminations born of unresolved family issues, mix to create...
| May 18, 2008
SHE WAS Boone's girl Katy in "Animal House," and this was enough to cement her in the collective conscience of a certain kind of male. This male was 13 when the National Lampoon comedy was released, in 1978; what he has retained in his mind's eye about...
| Jan 4, 2008
Rimmon C. Fay, a marine scientist and longtime Venice Beach lifeguard who devoted his life to saving the Santa Monica Bay from pollution and other assaults, has died. He was 78.
Fay died of a heart attack at Berkley West Convalescent Hospital in Santa...
| Jan 18, 2008
WITH the running times of most popcorn movies lurching well past two hours on the way to three these days, it's not often that we're left wanting more. But that's precisely the response induced by the 21st century monster movie "Cloverfield" as it...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale are a couple of Nashville mavericks who’ve written, sang, played on or produced some of the best records of the last 25 years. They’re best friends who live just a few blocks from each other in Nashville, and...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 10:25 PM
From all my years in radio, and now doing movie reviews, I’ve interviewed a lot of stars. I’ve often enjoyed the messages they left on my machine better than the actual interviews.
When I wrote about parties for a local paper, Martin Mull...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 7:49 AM
Casey Wilson, Penny on ABC's "Happy Endings," isn't sure but thinks she probably always was funny.
Her first memory of working an audience was cracking up her parents. Her aunt left the room and she did a spot-on impersonation.
"I don't even change my...