| Apr 4, 2010
"Look at me, do I look like an alter kocker?" Jerry Weintraub asks. Verily, he does not. At the moment, he looks like a guy ready to swing a golf club at a visitor for asking him if he feels like -- to offer a rough translation from the Yiddish -- an...
| Jun 9, 2010
Veteran Hollywood publicist and political activist Stephen M. Rivers died Tuesday after a lengthy bout with prostate cancer. He was 55.
Over the span of his publicity career, Rivers represented some of the most recognizable names in entertainment,...
| Nov 18, 2010
John Hawkes would prefer that you, dear reader, not get to know him too well.
Nothing personal, you understand. It's just that Hawkes, known for playing Sol Star in HBO's "Deadwood" and Bugsy in "The Perfect Storm" opposite George Clooney, believes...
| Dec 5, 2010
William Morrow: 280 pp., $26.99
Elmore Leonard's latest novel, his 44th, takes him beyond America's shores, way outside the criminal turfs — Detroit, Miami, Hollywood — he more or less owns, deep into...
| Aug 26, 2010
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that it would present "The Godfather" director-producer Francis Ford Coppola with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award and give honorary Oscars to British film...
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| Oct 16, 2011
The cristal baschet is one of the most beautiful musical instruments you will ever see, made of vibrating, tuned steel, fiberglass amplification cones and wire "whiskers" that shimmy when fingers rub the glass-rod keyboard. Film composer Cliff Martinez'...
| Oct 23, 2008
In Hollywood, filmmakers generally fall into one of two camps. Commercial directors such as Michael Bay appeal to the masses, while indie film specialists like Mike Leigh create more positive reviews than long lines in front of theaters.
| Nov 16, 2009
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When I wrote a post recently about the collapse of negotiations between Mandate and DreamWorks over a deal that could have led to a Steven Spielberg-directed remake of the Korean cult thriller "Oldboy," I expected to get feedback from Spielberg......
| Dec 1, 2009
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"BOURNE" UPDATE: Paul Greengrass has just released a statement about his departure from the "Bourne" franchise. If only everyone in Hollywood sounded so classy. He says: "You won't find a more devoted supporter of the Bourne franchise than me. I......
| Dec 4, 2009
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The twisty, turny life of 'Moneyball' takes another twisty-turn, with "Capote" director Bennett Miller now taking on the project, reports Tatiana Siegel of Variety. ... Steven Soderbergh had been attached to direct the pic, which is considered a tricky...