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  • Randy Newman on playing Oscar night: 'The academy never goes for any of my trashy ideas'

     
    Randy Newman loves to poor-mouth his salability, since he's written untold hundreds of songs, but the few that have been even minor commercial hits for him were comparatively lightweight items like "Short People" and "I Love L.A." So when it......
  • Cover story: 2011 Oscars: And the winners might be...

     
    This Oscar race pits classic academy taste against the new. “The King's Speech,” “The Fighter” and “True Grit” represent more traditional Oscar fare like “The English Patient,” “Rocky” and &#...
  • 2011 Oscars: Match the line to the film

     
    Can you match the line? The writer's craft is often under-appreciated. But we can quote those lines. It is a Hollywood truism that writers seldom get enough credit for their work. Sure, they have their guild awards and their own categories at the Oscars,...
  • The Morning Fix: 'Thor' roars! Paula and Simon together again! OWN not living best life.

     
    After the coffee. Before finding out if your pilot has a prayer. The Skinny: This is the week the networks get cracking on their fall schedules. Get ready to hear lots of bad info on what shows will make the......
  • Guess who's missing from Hollywood Reporter's most powerful women in showbiz list

     
    It's hard to imagine a more depressing symbol of the lack of influence of women directors in Hollywood than the Hollywood Reporter's new Women in Entertainment Power 100 List. The list, which gives the No. 1 spot to ABC TV......
  • Unwrapping the music in 'Tangled': It all begins with Joni Mitchell, says Alan Menken

     
    A few moments into "Tangled," a would-be princess breaks into song. Yet there's no orchestra and no singing squirrels, and "When Will My Life Begin?" is many moons removed from the typical grand, sweeping musical prologue that serves as curtain-raiser.......
  • James Cameron: Hollywood's new king of retread cinema

     
    For the longest time, there has been a remarkable consistency to James Cameron's filmmaking career. He would take years and years--and then even more years--and finally surface with a movie that was remarkably original, shockingly new and pretty much...
  • 'Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue' screens for free Saturday

     
    We all know The Mouse, but who ranks as the second most popular character from the classic Disney pantheon? Forget Donald Duck and don't think Goofy -- it's Tinker Bell, at least according to Bradley Raymond, the appropriately biased writer......
  • REVIEW: 'World of Color' at California Adventure is a 'new brand of night magic'

     
    REVIEW: WORLD OF COLOR This is a longer version of my review of the new spectacle at California Adventure. The review will run as a cover story in Saturday's Los Angeles Times Calendar section. Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim will......
  • REVIEW: 'Toy Story 3' is 'everything you hoped it would be'

     
    The streak lives. "Toy Story 3" is the best movie of the summer, and Pixar continues to be Hollywood's most consistently creative force -- and its most original, even when the movie happens to have a number in the title.......
  • 'Toy Story 3' is the best movie of 2010

     
    During the first 10 minutes or so of "Toy Story 3," I was getting worried about the film. The character banter, the story situation, the rhythms of peril and emotion -- none of it felt new to me. Pixar has......