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  • Film directors build, and tear down, comfort zones

    Film directors build, and tear down, comfort zones
    Movie crews can number as many as 300 people. And yet amid all that hubbub, film directors can craft the most personal moments: Joaquin Phoenix confessing his love for an operating system in "Her"; Robert Redford facing his mortality in "All Is Lost";...
  • Is 'Saving Mr. Banks' too hard on 'Mary Poppins' creator?

     Is 'Saving Mr. Banks' too hard on 'Mary Poppins' creator?
    In the winter of 1933, in a thatched cottage in Sussex, England, a complicated woman named Pamela "P.L." Travers began to write "Mary Poppins," the first in a series of novels that would inspire the beloved 1964 Walt Disney movie and supply generations of...
  • Directors Round Table: Nicole Holofcener on gut instinct

    Directors Round Table: Nicole Holofcener on gut instinct
    The trouble with making movies is that you have to start over each time — with a new script, a new cast and a new set of challenges. According to six of Hollywood's top directors, that's part of the process but also part of the point. At the...
  • Exclusive: 'Tolkien' biopic will look at origins of 'Hobbit,' 'LOTR'

    Exclusive: 'Tolkien' biopic will look at origins of 'Hobbit,' 'LOTR'
    With Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” set to hit theaters, the work of J.R.R. Tolkien is again about to satisfy millions of moviegoers. But what about the man who created it? Tolkien led a complicated and...
  • SAG Awards: '12 Years a Slave,' starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, leads noms

    SAG Awards: '12 Years a Slave,' starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, leads noms
    Five black actors, ranging from a television superstar to a Somali-born newcomer, have earned Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for their film performances, a reflection of an especially strong year for movies featuring actors of color. The movie...
  • Golden Globes nominations: Six big snubs and surprises

    Golden Globes nominations: Six big snubs and surprises
    The Golden Globes have a long and often amusing reputation for nomination-morning howlers. But when the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. unveiled its 2014 nominees Thursday morning, there was no “Tourist,” no “Burlesque,” no “...
  • List of films and release dates in summer 2012

    List of films and release dates in summer 2012
    May 4 The Avengers A team of superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor unite to save the world. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. Written and directed by Joss Whedon. In Imax 3-D. Walt Disney...
  • Once Bitten

     
    How Carter Burwell conjured up the atmospheric strains of the Twilight climax, Breaking Dawn....
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Oscars to get instant engraving | A salute to Sandra Bullock | Time up for '24'?

     
    • Oscar winners will no longer have to wait weeks to see their names on the shiny gold statuettes they are handed at the ceremony. The academy has announced plans to personalize the Oscars at the post-ceremony Governors Ball. To that end, "the academy...
  • Make a football wager with 'The Blind Side's' John Lee Hancock

     
    If anyone knows football, it's John Lee Hancock, writer-director of "The Blind Side," a wonderfully uplifting new film (based on the Michael Lewis book of the same name) that stars Sandra Bullock as a feisty Memphis belle who finds a......
  • 'The Blind Side's' Hancock picks winners

     
    Last Friday I asked "The Blind Side" writer-director John Lee Hancock to put on his prognosticator's cap and pick the outcome of some of the weekend's top college football games. After all, Hancock comes from Texas, the cradle of college......