| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
METAIRIE, La. — The strippers were gyrating and the smoke machine was spewing its vaporous mist, but Matthew McConaughey just kept on staring straight ahead.
Gaunt and mustachioed, the actor called for another shot of Johnnie Walker — if...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:49 PM
The critical praise for "12 Years a Slave" has hit with all the fervor of a revival preacher, the film's significance so heavily underscored as to be almost intimidating. Now, I'm not suggesting this horrific piece of our history isn't challenging...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
No one will ever accuse Mike Tyson of leading an unexamined life. With a Cannes-debuted documentary, a six-part Fox Sports miniseries, a one-man Broadway show and now a "tell-all" memoir, the former heavyweight champion has been self-chronicled within...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
From the start, Fox Searchlight was confident that "12 Years a Slave" would win critical acclaim and be an awards contender.
Getting people to see it? The film's distributor feared that would be a different story.
The new movie depicts the evils of...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:49 AM
After the coffee. Before cranking "Rock 'n' Roll Animal."
The Skinny: When other kids were buying Beatles albums, I was buying the Velvet Underground's "Loaded." Lou Reed made me feel blue when I wanted to feel blue and lifted me up when I wanted to get...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 9:16 AM
What goes up must come down, and so "Gravity" finally did this weekend, falling to the runner-up position as "Bad Grandpa" ruled the box office.
Johnny Knoxville's hidden-camera prank flick was an easy No. 1 this weekend, debuting with a robust $32...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:31 AM
Media company Viacom Inc.'s profit soared 24% in its fiscal fourth quarter, fueled by significantly higher TV ad sales and the Brad Pitt movie "World War Z."
Viacom shattered analysts' estimates for the quarter. Television advertising sales jumped 10%...
| Oct 26, 2013
"Carrie" is back, and the billboards all over town give notice that she's out to instill fear in us. But with all the ways to see movies these days, and all the many franchises of hit horrors, there's plenty of cinematic fear to go around.
Here are a...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 12:55 PM
George Clooney, could we adore you any more?
"The Monuments Men" actor-producer-director and "Gravity" star, 52, opens up about his celebrity in the December issue of Esquire and, a rarity in the celebrity-profiling sphere, opens his home — the...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
TORONTO — Catching up with Benedict Cumberbatch at the Toronto International Film Festival is a bit of a sprint.
He's here with a cluster bomb of rich performances in three prestige films: an Internet rebel in "The Fifth Estate," a plantation...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:30 PM
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will officially open its doors Thursday evening with a black-tie gala co-hosted by Robert Redford, Brad Pitt and Jamie Tisch, as well as its namesake, who gave $25 million to build what is nicknamed...