| Apr 12, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Starz/Anchor Bay, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.99
Available on VOD beginning April 15
One of last year's most heartening box-office success stories, this British melodrama had more financial success and drew more awards attention than one might've...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
He came in from the rain wearing a scarf, tattered pants, unlaced canvas tennis shoes and a sweater somewhere between the colors of plum and rust. His hair looked like an approaching storm, and he had missed a spot shaving just above the collar. His...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
LONDON — The first time Judi Dench witnessed the power of acting, she was 7 and saw her brother get away with using a swear word.
Dench was accompanying her parents to a boarding school performance of "Macbeth," with her oldest sibling in the role...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was “tending to a fire -- an emergency,” an emissary explained, and couldn’t be on hand to honor her personally.
But on Tuesday morning, inside the towering marble rotunda of Los Angeles' City Hall,...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali is having a TV renaissance.
HBO last year premiered "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight," a docudrama centered on the legal battle in 1967 that erupted when the heavyweight champion and newly converted Muslim refused to be...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:24 PM
With the stranded-in-space adventure “Gravity” and the 1970s-set con artist romp “American Hustle,” Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures Entertainment led all studios in the Oscar nominations on Thursday.
Movies released by Warner...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:15 AM
In a strong year for directors, Oscar voters took notice.
The academy's directors branch chose a veritable who's who of English-language filmmakers, nominating Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave"), Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity"), David O. Russell ("American...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:27 AM
The Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for its awards for TV and commercials Thursday morning, and "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston and creator Vince Gilligan both received nominations, though Cranston's nomination was not just for...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 11:37 AM
It’s OK if in the last 48 hours you’ve caught PhiloMania, perhaps from the viral Twitter trend after Leonardo DiCaprio mispronounced “Philomena” during the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards.
The Weinstein Co., which distributed the...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:18 PM
"Lee Daniels' The Butler" opened in mid-August, and, in the ensuing months, its namesake director has participated in countless Q&As and receptions both to promote the movie and to keep it alive in the Oscar conversation.
But Daniels had never been...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Some of the year's biggest movies, both at the box office and for awards contention, have their roots in the printed word, whether in novels, nonfiction books or journalism. Here's a look at these movies and their literary sources:
The Movie: "12...