| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:55 AM
When a film isn't a slam-dunk best picture nominee, backers and awards-season consultants like to talk about the "passion vote." If enough academy members adore a movie and put it at the No. 1 or 2 position on their ballot, then, thanks to the academy's...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Josh Brolin is a little tired of being thought of as a "man's man" type of actor. But he scaled Mt. Shasta anyway.
The performer, who has embodied a swaggering masculinity in such movies as "No Country for Old Men" and "True Grit," says that he's...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker ("The Last King of Scotland") is the recipient of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film.
Whitaker, who is also a producer and director, will receive the honor at a...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:12 AM
J. R. R. Tolkien fans finally get a glimpse of Bilbo Baggins facing off against the dragon Smaug in a […]...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Guillermo del Toro's couch gag for “The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIV” is nothing less than a love letter to […]...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Pamela Anderson is running in the New York City marathon in November to help raise funds for Haiti.
Now if only the streets of New York were lined with sand and everyone were required to wear a red swimsuit ...
The former "Baywatch" babe, 46, has...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:02 PM
“Mortal Kombat Legacy 2,” the sequel to the popular Machinima Web series, launched Thursday with a very different take on […]...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Congressman John Lewis' wrists were restrained behind his back and he was escorted into a police car Tuesday, having been […]...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Jackie Chan is not dead and is not retiring, contrary to some Internet reports. In fact, Chan will be talking about his latest action film, "Chinese Zodiac," in a live chat at 5 p.m. PDT on Tuesday with Times staff writer Scott Sandell. Chan will be...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 7:32 AM
It’s been 17 years since an issue of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed, bestselling “Sandman” series hit stands, and — noting that […]...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:53 PM
When Tom Hanks released "Cast Away" in 2000, he was all alone in more ways than one.
Playing a man stuck for years on a remote island, the Oscar winner was helping to bring back a genre, the so-called stranded film, that hadn't had a major entry in...