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  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus feels 'Enough Said' character's empty-nest pain

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus feels 'Enough Said' character's empty-nest pain
    "I'm tired of being funny," sighs West L.A. single mom Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) in Nicole Holofcener's "Enough Said," as she lies next to the man she's just had sex with, the will-we-or-won't-we pressure of their early dates finally ebbing. "Me too,"...
  • Bullock, Streep, Dench: Golden time for actresses of a certain age

    Bullock, Streep, Dench: Golden time for actresses of a certain age
    June Squibb, 84; Judi Dench, 79; Meryl Streep, 64; Oprah Winfrey, 59; Emma Thompson, 54; Sandra Bullock, 49; Julia Roberts, 46; Cate Blanchett, 44; Lupita Nyong'o, 30; Jennifer Lawrence, 23. These 10 actresses received either a leading or supporting...
  • For Geoffrey Rush, 'The Book Thief' strikes the right balance

    For Geoffrey Rush, 'The Book Thief' strikes the right balance
    Taking Markus Zusak's novel to the big screen, "The Book Thief" shows audiences World War II in Germany through the eyes of 10-year-old Liesel (Sophie Nélisse), with Death personified as the narrator. It's an approach that suggests immediate contrasts and...
  • '12 Years a Slave' costume designer Patricia Norris discusses hurdles

    '12 Years a Slave' costume designer Patricia Norris discusses hurdles
    Based on a 19th century autobiography, "12 Years a Slave" is the true story of a free black man, Solomon Northup, abducted and sold into slavery in the emotionally vicious yet visually beautiful world of the antebellum South. Director Steve McQueen wanted...
  • Judi Dench felt a tremendous responsibility toward Philomena Lee

    Judi Dench felt a tremendous responsibility toward Philomena Lee
    LONDON — The first time Judi Dench witnessed the power of acting, she was 7 and saw her brother get away with using a swear word. Dench was accompanying her parents to a boarding school performance of "Macbeth," with her oldest sibling in the role...
  • 'Fruitvale' to 'Llewyn Davis': Small parts, huge performances

    'Fruitvale' to 'Llewyn Davis': Small parts, huge performances
    In a season of outstanding performances wrapped up in awards possibilities, the little gems can too easily be overlooked. So once again, it is time to appreciate some of the actors whose gifts have shone bright in big films this year, even if only for a...
  • The Gold Standard: Bet on Michael Douglas to win a SAG Award

    The Gold Standard: Bet on Michael Douglas to win a SAG Award
    The Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced five minutes ago and the awards won't be announced for another month. But let's take a wild stab at predicting the winners anyway. Not that this group is that hard to read. SAG voters have...
  • 'American Hustle' and 'Wolf of Wall Street' come late to the Oscar party

     'American Hustle' and 'Wolf of Wall Street' come late to the Oscar party
    "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street," two auteur-driven epics swinging for the fences, were the last films delivered to preview audiences this year. How will these late-arrivers score with the academy? Time again to consult the always...
  • 'The Butler' at the academy: Freedom Riders, palpable pain

    'The Butler' at the academy: Freedom Riders, palpable pain
    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" opened in mid-August, and, in the ensuing months, its namesake director has participated in countless Q&As and receptions both to promote the movie and to keep it alive in the Oscar conversation. But Daniels had never been...
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival to honor Meryl Streep

    Palm Springs International Film Festival to honor Meryl Streep
    The 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival is honoring three-time Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep with its Icon Award. The actress, who won her Academy Awards for 1989's "Kramer Vs. Kramer," 1982's "Sophie's Choice" and 2011's "The Iron Lady,"...
  • PaleyFest heads to Hollywood, 'Veronica Mars' to open festival

    PaleyFest heads to Hollywood, 'Veronica Mars' to open festival
    The Paley Center for Media is flipping the channel -- or location, rather -- for its annual TV fête. The 31st annual William S. Paley Television Festival, better known as PaleyFest, will move to the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland (a.k.a. the home...