| Oct 19, 2013
| 12:13 PM
The Senator Theatre is like your favorite old aunt — the busy, independent one who never married but who loved her nieces and nephews and spoiled them with candy and fantastic stories. She dressed like a Hollywood starlet, with rhinestone glasses...
| Jul 17, 2011
How do you deal with a genocidal dictator who says he wants to reform?
For more than a decade, Sudan has been the quintessential pariah state. Its armed forces carried out a campaign of genocide in Darfur, killing more than 300,000; its president, Omar...
| Nov 29, 2007
Jack is back!
Warner Bros. had to turn away at least 50 Screen Actors Guild members at an overflowing screening of "The Bucket List" at the TV Academy in North Hollywood last night.
About 600 strong filled every seat and then some for the rare and...
| Dec 11, 2007
With critics groups chiming in from New York, L.A., Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., this week, a predictable pattern is emerging.
The nation's top movie reviewers are in a pessimistic mood, splitting their best picture prizes, so far, between...
| Dec 13, 2007
Don't let anyone tell you that this year's awards season is anything but a nail-biter.
The week began with the nation's top critics groups dividing their love basically between the Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "There...
| Jan 3, 2008
Uncertainty is in the air as the race of all races heats up to the boiling point.
Candidates are not leaving anything to chance, some still running frantically from one public forum to another, trying to reach voters with that personal touch, even as the...
| Jan 8, 2008
| 11:40 AM
The envelope holding the ticket for the show stated, "Awards Season Starts Here."
For many in the room there was the distinctly uncomfortable feeling that it just may end "Here" as well.
With breaking news spreading like wildfire through the Santa...
| Jan 17, 2008
The long, unpredictable path of this unusual awards season is set to take a turn toward its final act with the 80th Academy Awards nominations announcement set for Tuesday morning.
Not only is there the matter of who will be nominated in this tightest of...
| Jan 22, 2008
In The Season of surprise, it turns out Oscar had a few of his own.
As press and publicists gathered for this morning's Oscar nomination announcement by Academy president Sid Ganis and Kathy Bates (a last-minute substitute for a scheduled but unannounced...
| Feb 3, 2008
Now it's really starting to look like an awards season we can place bets on.
The weekend was filled with talk of defensive struggles and opening possessions -- and we're not talking about Super Bowl XLII.
First we heard word that the writers strike...
| Feb 13, 2008
Random notes on the blissfully strike-free Oscars as less than a week of voting remains and there is evidence of some races tightening:
One race that isn't is best picture, where a gallant attempt by "Michael Clayton" to overtake apparent leader "No...