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Jason Schwartzman

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  • Review: Emma Thompson is a ripsnorter in 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    Review: Emma Thompson is a ripsnorter in 'Saving Mr. Banks'
    A creative dispute between a writer and a studio head over the direction of a prospective motion picture sounds like the kind of movie scenario only a lawyer could love. But when the writer is cranky, crusty P.L. Travers, who means it when she says "I...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks': B.J. Novak on the 'nightmare' of writers' rooms

    'Saving Mr. Banks': B.J. Novak on the 'nightmare' of writers' rooms
    On one level, the new historical dramedy "Saving Mr. Banks" chronicles the efforts of studio head Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) to persuade the cantankerous British author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to allow her "Mary Poppins" children's books to be made into...
  • Sundance 2014: 'Mad Men's' Elisabeth Moss sees double at Sundance

    Sundance 2014: 'Mad Men's' Elisabeth Moss sees double at Sundance
    It’s a good kind of too busy right now for actress Elisabeth Moss. At Sundance for the world premieres of two films, Alex Ross Perry’s “Listen Up Philip” and Charlie McDowell’s “The One I Love,” she has also...
  • Sundance 2014: Schwartzman, Moss & tough loves of 'Listen Up Philip' (video)

    Sundance 2014: Schwartzman, Moss & tough loves of 'Listen Up Philip' (video)
    In just its few short years as part of the festival’s program, The NEXT section has become the place where many of the freshest, boldest new voices appear at Sundance.  That is certainly true with Alex Ross Perry and his film “Listen Up...
  • Leaps of faith and appetites for work attract Tom Hanks

    Leaps of faith and appetites for work attract Tom Hanks
    In 1979, when Tom Hanks was just another struggling New York actor, he withdrew a biography of Walt Disney from the public library and found himself fascinated by the animator's story, in particular his tenaciousness in the face of early professional...
  • Is 'Saving Mr. Banks' too hard on 'Mary Poppins' creator?

     Is 'Saving Mr. Banks' too hard on 'Mary Poppins' creator?
    In the winter of 1933, in a thatched cottage in Sussex, England, a complicated woman named Pamela "P.L." Travers began to write "Mary Poppins," the first in a series of novels that would inspire the beloved 1964 Walt Disney movie and supply generations of...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown'

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 27 - Nov. 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES Saturday Night Live This prime-...
  • Sherman brothers of 'Saving Mr. Banks' get in tune with a real one

    Sherman brothers of 'Saving Mr. Banks' get in tune with a real one
    In 1961, Disney songwriting stalwarts Robert and Richard Sherman struggled with adding tunes to the "Mary Poppins" screenplay. Oh, they had plenty of ideas — some Oscar-winning ones, as it turned out. But the process of persuading the story's author...
  • Watch the inaugural YouTube Music Awards here

    Watch the inaugural YouTube Music Awards here
    The Grammys have the unrivaled prestige. The MTV Video Music Awards go for unpredictable, deliciously viral irreverence. And the BET, Billboard Music and American Music awards are better known for A-list performers than who wins which trophies. So...
  • First YouTube Music Awards blowout is one hot mess

    First YouTube Music Awards blowout is one hot mess
    NEW YORK — As the first YouTube Music Awards came to a close Sunday night, creative director Spike Jonze thanked the powers that be at the video-sharing website for "letting us make this mess." He couldn't have chosen a more apt word. The...
  • Holiday-season movie releases

    Holiday-season movie releases
    WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 A Case of You A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....