| Aug 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Marion Dougherty came to New York from Pennsylvania in 1944 with dreams of becoming a theater set designer. While waiting for her big break, she worked for $45 a week designing windows at Bergdorf Goodman. But Dougherty's break came in a different form...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Hermes, Chanel, Missoni, Louis Vuitton. The number of recognizable designer clothes and accessories in Woody Allen's new film "Blue Jasmine" is astounding. And appropriate, considering the story is about a Ruth Madoff-type, fallen socialite named...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Fans of Louis C.K. know the comedian has a morose streak, but Tuesday on “The Late Show” he took this dark tendency to a new extreme, sharing with David Letterman a bummer of a story about finding a dead body in the East River. It was quite...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:30 PM
She's come undone. The title of one of my favorite Wally Lamb novels about a woman over the edge kept running through my mind as I watched Woody Allen's new film "Blue Jasmine."
There's just no better way to put it. Jasmine, in such a paralyzing state...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
TriStar -- with its winged horse logo -- has been grounded as of late. Founded three decades ago, TriStar Pictures was once known for blockbusters and critical darlings such as “Total Recall” and “Jerry Maguire," but lately it hasn't...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Former 20th Century Fox executive Tom Rothman and Sony Pictures Entertainment are launching a new joint venture to bring back TriStar, the company said Thursday.
The new venture, called TriStar Productions, will develop, finance and produce films and...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 9:51 AM
NEW YORK — Does Woody Allen have regrets?
His new film, "Blue Jasmine," amplifies the air of concentrated self-examination that has long been a hallmark of his work. Though marked by buoyant moments of wry humor, the film is devastating in its...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Dinner parties on the Westside of Los Angeles are never a simple affair. To pull off the casual elegance required of such an evening often entails hours of painstaking planning. The same can be said of a movie re-creation of such a party, where the...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Sony Pictures decided to abandon "Lee Daniels' The Butler," placing its 2013 summer bets on "White House Down" and "After Earth."
Think the studio wishes it now had made a different decision?
"The Butler," whose financing was cobbled together by...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Shirley Jones' recently published autobiography, aptly titled "Shirley Jones," has been raising more than a few eyebrows.
The 79-year-old is best known for her rather goody-two shoe roles as Marian the Librarian in 1962's "The Music Man" and as Mrs....
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:58 PM
For a disorganized film that has trouble deciding what it's about, "When Comedy Went to School" can be a lot of fun.
Nominally the story of why the resorts of New York state's Catskill Mountains witnessed the birth of modern stand-up comedy, this...