| Sep 25, 2013
| 12:51 PM
The invitation to Tuesday night's special screening of Alexander Payne's new movie, "Nebraska," came from Will Forte, whose surprise casting provides just one of the film's many unexpected pleasures.
And Forte was taking his hosting duties seriously,...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:57 AM
The academy's deadline for foreign-language film submissions is Tuesday, Oct. 1, and though this is a category that has often stymied common sense and gone against the critical consensus, it's safe to say that Sony Pictures Classics has an excellent...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Neighborhood theaters weren't the only places turning away moviegoers looking to see "Gravity" this weekend.
Academy members packed the roughly 1,000-seat Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on Saturday night to see Alfonso Cuaron's spectacular...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:53 PM
TORONTO -- Spike Jonze finished principal photography on his upcoming tale of technological love, "Her," 14 months ago and he's been working on it ever since, tinkering, shooting new scenes, a "relentless process" that he says he's gone through on every...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 10:34 AM
TORONTO — There are those Oscar pundits making a mad dash, arms flailing, to cry "first" and annoint "12 Years a Slave" the certain best picture winner, and the gala Toronto screening of the historical drama did little to dissuade those forecasters....
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:02 AM
TORONTO -- "August: Osage County" might be the first movie to win more Oscar nominations than rave reviews.
The movie, Tracy Letts' adaptation of his Tony Award-winning play of family dysfunction and warfare, premiered Monday at the Toronto...
| May 30, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Jonny Lee Miller, star of the hit CBS television series "Elementary," joined us for a video chat in which he talked about playing a contemporary version of legendary detective Sherlock Holmes opposite Lucy Liu's Watson.
Miller touched on the...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 7:18 AM
"Homeland's" Morena Baccarin found out she was pregnant before shooting the show's upcoming third season. She thought the timing would be right, figuring that the Brody family would be a smaller part of the story line, what with the good sergeant...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:36 PM
It's the safe choice. It's also the right choice.
Tapping Ellen DeGeneres to host the 2014 Oscar ceremony won't win the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences huge headlines, set social media afire or win acclaim for outside-the-box thinking.
| May 29, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Seriously, is this guy on speed dial? Neil Patrick Harris, a.k.a. host savant, has been tapped to emcee the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.
It will mark the second time the jack-of-all-trades actor, about to ride out his stint as lothario Barney on CBS'...
| Jun 11, 2013
Boy's death: A column in the June 8 Section A about the death of a Palmdale boy allegedly tortured and killed by his mother and her boyfriend, as the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services was investigating allegations of abuse,...