| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:54 PM
David O. Russell's Abscam-inspired con story, "American Hustle," was named best film of 2013 on Tuesday by the New York Film Critics Circle. The film, which opens Dec. 13, also won awards for supporting actress Jennifer Lawrence and screenplay writers...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:35 AM
"Her," Spike Jonze's quirky love story about a lonely man and his warmhearted computer operating system, was named best picture of 2013 on Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Jonze also won best director.
"Spike Jonze is one of...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:30 AM
TORONTO — Standing ovations for movies playing at the Toronto International Film Festival are as ubiquitous as Benedict Cumberbatch and the food trucks lining the downtown entertainment district. Every film receiving a gala premiere brings the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Even before he took office, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti vowed to name a film czar to serve as an industry advocate in City Hall and to help stop runaway production.
But nearly three months later, Garcetti is still searching for someone to fill the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| Sep 20, 2013
| 12:44 PM
On the heels of his soon-to-be-concluded run on “Breaking Bad,” Bryan Cranston plans to play blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in a drama about the Hollywood Ten scribe.
Trumbo, who died in 1976, was a novelist and screenwriter who...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Only one word describes the effect of watching Ben Affleck slowly dial down the temperature one degree at a time in "Runner Runner": Cool. Frank Sinatra cool.
He stars as sociopathic online gambling mogul Ivan Block, and if that role doesn't sound cool,...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:33 AM
As the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind "Argo," Ben Affleck certainly knows the difference between a good spy story and a bad one.
Part of his education came from novelist Tom Clancy, who died Tuesday in a Baltimore hospital. The bestselling author of...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 3:10 PM
NEW YORK--Just before director Paul Greengrass and star Tom Hanks unveiled their new verite thriller "Captain Phillips" at the New York Film Festival on Friday night, they made an unusual introduction.
"Many of the crew of the Maersk Alabama,"--...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:36 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing if my back pain has abated enough for exercise.
The Skinny: I watched "League of Denial" on "Frontline" about the NFL's response (or lack thereof) to the concussion issue. Tough stuff. You can find it online if you missed...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:31 PM
A group of entertainment industry executives and labor leaders called on state lawmakers to beef up California's film incentives -- or risk losing a homegrown industry to rivals. At a state committee hearing held at SAG-AFTRA headquarters in Los Angeles,...