| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:00 PM
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";...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 4:35 PM
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.
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:08 PM
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...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:50 PM
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.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:00 AM
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 “...
| Apr 29, 2012
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...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 4:36 PM
How Carter Burwell conjured up the atmospheric strains of the Twilight climax, Breaking Dawn....
| Feb 9, 2010
| 4:33 PM
â¢ 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...
| Nov 6, 2009
| 4:32 PM
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......
| Nov 10, 2009
| 4:32 PM
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......