| Sep 20, 2012
Wholly predictable yet serenely enjoyable, "Trouble With the Curve" opens with Gus, the aging Atlanta Braves baseball scout played by Clint Eastwood, standing at the toilet, wondering how long it'll take this time.
It's an amusing bit, acknowledging the...
| Feb 5, 2012
OK, so maybe your invitation to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences got lost in the mail this year.
But you've paid your money, watched the films, then later picked them apart scene by scene with family and friends.
So what if you don't...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 8:46 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Some people in the audience gasped as the aerial photo flashed on the screen at the front of the room.
They were reacting in wonderment as a color shot came up of the so-called "Loop," a section of the Green River that snakes...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 10:09 AM
Jonah Hill was a recent Oscar nominee for "Moneyball," but the more typical brand of movie he's known for is represented by this comedy.
As the title suggests, he plays a suspended student-turned-baby sitter, and one who buys himself a heap of trouble...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 8:42 PM
Nine films were nominated for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards, but I think only my top three picks below have a real chance of winning. They're included here with some other movies that I think also deserved recognition:
1. "The Artist"—...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 8:50 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences paid homage this year to the early days of cinema by bestowing the lion's share of Oscar nominations on two films that are valentines to the early days of cinema. "Hugo," Martin Scorsese's heartfelt love...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:50 AM
The Oscars are serious — important people making important, relevant, thought-provoking movies about race, marital relations, horses and Owen Wilson seeing dead Parisians. The dresses and jewelry are beyond fancy. The tuxes are bespoke. Sidney...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:26 PM
California's film tax credit program would be extended five more years under legislation introduced in Sacramento on Thursday.
With the support of a coalition of industry groups, including the Motion Picture Assn. of America, Assemblyman Felipe...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 6:30 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It's been a long hike from the Austrian Alps to the Hollywood Hills for Christopher Plummer, but the actor best known for playing the steely captain with seven children in "The Sound of Music" looks set to finally win his first...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 10:17 PM
Hollywood silently came to Aberdeen this week.
Moonglow Films producers were scouting locations for a movie about former Northern State basketball coach Don Meyer. After lining up the movie’s talent and finances, they hope to start production this...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 12:56 PM
A couple of weeks ago at a Tribune-hosted cocktail party in the Loop, I found myself in a conversation with novelist Richard Ford. I was wearing the baseball hat I'm wearing in the photo that runs with this column, and from the corner of my eye I...