| Jan 7, 2009
Penélope Cruz has two contender films this season. Does that mean more red carpet gowns? Her adept portrayal of Javier Bardem's psychotically sexy ex in Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" has already earned her a supporting actress Golden Globe...
| Jan 23, 2009
JOSH BROLIN "Milk"
The son of actor James Brolin receives his first Oscar nomination for his role as conservative San Francisco Supervisor Dan White, who assassinated gay Supervisor Harvey Milk and the city's mayor, George Moscone, in...
| Feb 4, 2009
It's nearly an hour into Woody Allen's golden-hued comedy of desire "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" when Penélope Cruz shows up as Javier Bardem's passionately unhinged ex-wife Maria Elena, a life-is-art-and-vice-versa firecracker. It takes only seconds for...
| Jan 16, 2008
A paper presented by researchers ... to the annual meeting of the American Economic Assn. concludes that violent films prevent violent crime by attracting would-be assailants and keeping them cloistered in darkened, alcohol-free environs."
-- New York...
| Jan 26, 2008
With the Academy Awards ceremony in doubt because of the writers strike, sighting movie stars on the red carpet is becoming an endangered sport.
Organizers of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival -- which started Thursday and continues through...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Film fans last week may have had trouble understanding the first release of the trailer for “The Counselor,” which before an English version hit the Web, was available only in Russian.
The finished film, directed by Ridley Scott and written...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
It won't be only Disney executives who are watching the box office returns for "The Lone Ranger" this weekend. Lots of people are wondering whether Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer can ride to the rescue of a genre that was once a staple of American cinema...
| Dec 30, 2010
As director Alejandro González Iñárritu remembers it, he and Javier Bardem first met at "The Losers Party."
It was Oscar night 2001 and Iñárritu had just been overlooked by the academy — for the first time. The then-38-year-old filmmaker celebrated...
| Aug 15, 2010
Fans of Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir-turned-movie "Eat Pray Love" won't have to settle for a dog-eared book or a ticket stub as the only mementos of their literary and cinematic journeys through Italy, India and Bali. A massive amount of related merchandise...
| Feb 24, 2011
In 2008, the committee that oversees the Oscars' foreign-language film category came under withering criticism for avoiding risky movies. Romania's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," a frank account of a young girl's illegal abortion, wasn't nominated, nor...
| Jan 26, 2011
In writer-director Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller "Inception," Leonardo DiCaprio portrays a dream-time cat burglar who smuggles ideas in and out of people's minds. But on Tuesday, many Oscar prognosticators felt that "Inception" itself had gotten...