| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Can the onetime queen of daytime television rule the box office?
That will be the question at the multiplex this weekend as "The Butler," which features Oprah Winfrey's first major movie performance in 15 years, faces off against the R-rated action...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Woody Allen's new "Blue Jasmine" is expanding to theaters nationwide this weekend, having launched with very high per-screen averages last week in New York and Los Angeles -- the highest in the writer-director's 44-film career.
After such a strong...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Do movie directors, like fine wines, get better with age? That may sound like a frivolous question, but it has long been debated by critics as they weigh the relative merits of fiery young upstarts versus wise old veterans. The question takes on renewed...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Sony Pictures has won out in a legal battle over whether Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" had the right to use a nine-word quote from William Faulkner's novel "Requiem for a Nun."
A federal Mississippi judge on Thursday dismissed Faulkner Literary...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:39 PM
In 1993, a very young Zach Braff had a brief part as Woody Allen's college-age son in "Manhattan Murder Mystery." Now the former "Scrubs" actor will be reuniting with Allen in the new stage-musical version of "Bullets over Broadway" that is expected to...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:30 AM
One in a series of occasional articles about the lives and careers of character actors in Hollywood.
Fred Melamed's timing has always been a bit askew.
Melamed didn't marry until he was 42. He didn't become the father of twin boys until he was 47. And...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced that Cate Blanchett and Ralph Fiennes will be honored with gala tribute events during the upcoming New York Film Festival.
Fiennes and Blanchett appeared together onscreen in the 1997 film "Oscar and Lucinda....
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:00 PM
"Futurama," the other cartoon series created by Matt Groening, is nearing the end. Now in its final 13-episode half-season, it was born on Fox in 1999, canceled in 2003 and revived from its state of suspended animation by Comedy Central in 2008.
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Samantha Geimer, the woman Roman Polanski was convicted of having sex with when she was 13, has released a provocative cover for her new memoir, “The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski.”
The image is a photograph that the “...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Casting directors, the largely unsung heroes of the film and TV business, enjoy a warm, deserving close-up in the highly watchable documentary "Casting By," in theaters for a quick run before its HBO premiere next month.
Directed by Tom Donahue, the...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:31 AM
Amanda Bynes had a kind of a wardrobe meltdown Monday when she accidentally set her pants on fire while she was allegedly purposely setting a small fire outside a home in Thousand Oaks. She reportedly wasn't injured, but police took her in for an...