| Oct 16, 2013
| 8:01 AM
In a year when A-listers Will Smith, Matt Damon and Tom Cruise tried to rocket to the stars in big-budget science fiction movies, the actor who has achieved the most powerful liftoff is Sandra Bullock. Her film, “Gravity,” has been in...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A thick, unrelenting heat permeated the Louisiana sets of "12 Years a Slave" — 100-degree-plus temperatures so intense they stifled breath. The moment a scene wrapped, cast and crew would take refuge in air-conditioned cars parked nearby. One member...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Gazing out at the packed Beverly Hilton Hotel banquet room, veteran producer Jerry Weintraub shook his head from the stage as he accepted the Hollywood Legend Award at Monday night's Hollywood Film Awards.
"This has gotta be bigger than the Academy's,"...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:05 PM
CANNES, France — Writer-director Alexander Payne has been nominated for three screenplay Oscars and has won two. So what did the man responsible for films including "Election," "Sideways" and "The Descendants" feel about working with someone else'...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:15 PM
The Arab Film Festival, which opens Friday at the Harmony Gold Theatre in Los Angeles and continues through Oct. 20, is the largest independent annual showcase of Arab films and filmmakers in the United States.
Founded in San Francisco in 1996, the...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Can you remember one remarkable thing that occurred the last time Ellen DeGeneres hosted the Academy Awards? No?
And that appears to be the point.
After Seth MacFarlane's highly controversial turn as host of this year's Oscars (jokes many found...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 7:59 AM
It wowed festival-goers and film critics at Telluride. It was declared the best picture Oscar winner in Toronto. Madonna "visibly teared up" at Tuesday's New York Film Festival screening, even though she apparently spent a fair amount of time texting...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are returning to host the Golden Globe Awards in 2014 and 2015. The duo's chemistry and their ability to deliver barbs with a twinkle have made them an awards-show favorite, not just at the Globes but at the Emmys and other...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Vincente Minnelli shot the bulk of his 1951 movie "An American in Paris" on soundstages in Culver City. For the long-gestating stage-musical version of the classic film, producers have chosen Paris itself for the big premiere.
"An American in Paris"...
| May 31, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Hong Kong martial arts superstar Jackie Chan has made more than 100 films, including his 1978 breakthrough, “Drunken Master,” and the “Rush Hour” trilogy of comedy-action blockbusters with Chris Tucker that have grossed nearly $900...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Oren Aviv, chief marketing officer for 20th Century Fox, has been let go from the studio.
[Updated, 10:20 a.m. PDT Oct. 17: Confirming Aviv's departure, the studio announced that he would be replaced by Paul Hanneman and Tomas Jegeus, who have been...