| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The movie awards season got into gear Thursday morning with the nominations for the 23rd Gotham Independent Film Awards. Likely Oscar contender "12 Years a Slave" earned the most nominations with three: best film, best actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor and...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker ("The Last King of Scotland") is the recipient of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film.
Whitaker, who is also a producer and director, will receive the honor at a...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Gazing out at the packed Beverly Hilton Hotel banquet room, veteran producer Jerry Weintraub shook his head from the stage as he accepted the Hollywood Legend Award at Monday night's Hollywood Film Awards.
"This has gotta be bigger than the Academy's,"...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Congressman John Lewis' wrists were restrained behind his back and he was escorted into a police car Tuesday, having been […]...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:14 AM
No surprise here. It looks like "Lee Daniels' The Butler" will have a second life as a TV show on OWN, the network created by Oprah Winfrey, who starred in the movie.
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network said on Thursday that it has acquired the network...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:00 PM
TORONTO — Watching Steve McQueen's achingly brilliant "12 Years a Slave" at the Toronto International Film Festival, I was struck by many things. The film's artistry — script, performances, imagery — is significant. The movie is...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:48 PM
On HBO's "Game of Thrones," Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey play murderous siblings, driven by their mutual hatred of each other and their twisted sexual appetites (he for prostitutes, she for her twin brother). On PBS' "Sesame Street," those same actors...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 2:45 PM
In "The Butler," director Lee Daniels sets the table with a great deal of care, especially because it unfolds during the volatile years of desegregation. It stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, a White House butler privy by sheer proximity to a series...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 1:25 PM
For a long time, Elmo was the shining star of "Sesame Street," but when the long-running kids show returns for its 44th season on Sept. 16, it's Cookie Monster who's angling to grab all the buzz (and all the cookies, of course).
| Sep 2, 2013
| 9:21 AM
Even a legion of ardent teenage girls was unable to overpower Oprah Winfrey at the box office this Labor Day weekend, as the film "The Butler" starring the media mogul cleaned up for the third consecutive weekend.
Heading into the four-day holiday, pre-...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Telluride's over, and the Venice Film Festival is past its midpoint. Judging from reports, we can safely declare a couple of things:
1. You'd better learn how to spell and pronounce the name Chiwetel Ejiofor, the British actor who plays the free black...