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  • Martin Scorsese, David Hockney feted at LACMA gala

    Martin Scorsese, David Hockney feted at LACMA gala
    They are both former Los Angeles residents who returned to town over the weekend to be honored by the museum that they used to frequent in their younger, wilder days. On Saturday, Martin Scorsese and David Hockney were in L.A. for the third annual Art +...
  • 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...
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival to honor Meryl Streep

    Palm Springs International Film Festival to honor Meryl Streep
    The 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival is honoring three-time Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep with its Icon Award. The actress, who won her Academy Awards for 1989's "Kramer Vs. Kramer," 1982's "Sophie's Choice" and 2011's "The Iron Lady,"...
  • 'Belle' to open Palm Springs International Film Festival

    'Belle' to open Palm Springs International Film Festival
    Amma Asante's British film “Belle” will kick off the 25th anniversary edition of the Palm Springs International Film Festival, which runs from Jan. 3-13, and is expected to draw crowds in excess of 135,000. "Belle" follows the life of Dido...
  • For 10 days, Palm Springs is the movie capital of the world

     For 10 days, Palm Springs is the movie capital of the world
    A small article in the Jan. 10, 1990, Los Angeles Times heralded the opening of the first Palm Springs International Film Festival, founded by then-mayor and former pop star Sonny Bono. "The mayor's first event is a modest beginning, with no world...
  • Tom Hanks to receive Palm Springs film festival award

    Tom Hanks to receive Palm Springs film festival award
    Tom Hanks is the recipient of the the 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival's Chairman's Award for his work as the leader of a ship overrun by pirates in "Captain Phillips" and as Walt Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks." The two-time Oscar winner will...
  • Karen Dotrice looks back fondly at 'Mary Poppins'

     Karen Dotrice looks back fondly at 'Mary Poppins'
    Though it's been nearly half a century since she played the winsome Jane Banks in the 1964 classic "Mary Poppins," Karen Dotrice still refers to Walt Disney as Uncle Walt. "He went out of his way to be solicitous," Dotrice, 58, said at her Brentwood...
  • 'Star Wars: Episode VII' release date makes for a busy December 2015

    'Star Wars: Episode VII' release date makes for a busy December 2015
    Wookiees, mark your calendars. J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII" has a release date: Dec. 18, 2015. “We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ where it will not only anchor the...
  • AFI Fest keeps festival circuit's awards-season buzz going

    AFI Fest keeps festival circuit's awards-season buzz going
    If you're a studio hoping your film has a shot during awards season, chances are you've already premiered the movie to an elite audience by now. With Sundance, Telluride, Toronto and other festivals, there are plenty of opportunities to unveil an Oscar...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks' kicks off AFI Fest with somewhat surreal start

    'Saving Mr. Banks' kicks off AFI Fest with somewhat surreal start
    "It's like a roller derby out there," Tom Hanks says from a corner of Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel. And he's not talking about the scene across the street Thursday night at the TCL Chinese Theatre, where Hanks' latest movie, "Saving Mr. Banks," is about to...
  • TV rewinds Kennedy assassination, 50 years later

    TV rewinds Kennedy assassination, 50 years later
    On the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, the turgid melodrama of "As the World Turns" was suddenly interrupted by grave news from the real world. In Dallas, three shots had been fired at President John F. Kennedy's motorcade. Fifty-eight minutes later,...