| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Color us delighted if the next faux Hollywood feud is between George Clooney and Tina Fey.
Clooney is doing the rounds for appearing in the Oscar-nominated lost-in-space flick "Gravity" and sitting as producer on "August: Osage County," which received...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Jared Leto hadn't done a film in several years when he took on one of the most challenging roles of his career, playing the transgender AIDS patient Rayon opposite Matthew McConaughey in the fact-based drama "Dallas Buyers Club." The transformation...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch has put away a cavalcade of criminals and ne'er-do-wells during his 20-plus years as an LAPD homicide detective, all the time sticking to his strict code of ethics and sense of justice.
But while Bosch — the creation of...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Dallas Buyers Club
Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98
Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
As the Oscars approach, some of this year's big contenders are starting to show up on home video, including this best picture based on the true story of self-...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:35 PM
"Dallas Buyers Club" star Matthew McConaughey went to great lengths to get into character as Ron Woodroof, the real-life Texas electrician who became an unlikely AIDS activist after being diagnosed with HIV in the mid-1980s.
McConaughey shed more than...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 8:41 PM
The period drama "12 Years a Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. It won in all but two categories in which it was nominated....
| Mar 2, 2014
| 12:00 PM
You should have your Oscar pool by now. Twenty-four categories. One hundred and twenty-one choices. And, no, "The Lego Movie" is not among them. (Next year. Next year.)
We've been here for you for the last six months, starting back in September when "12...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 11:51 AM
When nominee names are called out at Sunday's Academy Awards, audiences will quickly recognize them--Jennifer Lawrence, Matthew McConaughey, Spike Jonze, to name three favorites. But what to actually call them?
In Hollywood, a name is just a name, until...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Oscar ballots are out, and the print edition of The Los Angeles Times' The Envelope that ran Tuesday includes my predictions for all 24 categories in this year's Academy Awards -- a forecast that, because of deadlines, had been made several days earlier....
| Mar 1, 2014
| 5:46 PM
The period drama "12 Years A Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes, including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. It won in all but two categories in which it was...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:15 AM
For many actors, Academy Award-nominated performances are to die for.
Or, rather, if you play a character who dies — or who's dealing with illness or disability — your chances of earning a nomination and even the win go up significantly....