| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:49 PM
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...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 8:27 AM
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...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:13 PM
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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 11:59 AM
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...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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Saturday Night Live This prime-...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 9:17 AM
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.
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:30 AM
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.
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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....