| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:40 PM
George Clooney's World War II drama "The Monuments Men" will not arrive in theaters this year as planned because the film's visual effects could not be completed in time, the actor and director said.
The tale of a ragtag band of art historians, museum...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:05 AM
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...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:09 PM
With his "American Hustle" one of the few pieces of the year-end film puzzle yet to click into place, David O. Russell will receive a special tribute at the upcoming AFI Fest. The event will take place on Nov. 8 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Who says writers are cranky? At WGAW's "Behind the Screen" reception at the Capital Grille Oct. 10, overwhelming gratitude was the pervasive statement.
The annual event serves as the WGA's kickoff to awards season.
"American Hustle" writer Eric Warren...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:26 PM
There’s been more movement on the upcoming film schedule than at a Pixar weekend matinee. On Thursday, several movies — including George Clooney’s “Monuments Men,” David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” and...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 11:51 AM
When nominee names are called out at Sunday's Academy Awards, audiences will quickly recognize them--Jennifer Lawrence, Matthew McConaughey, Spike Jonze, to name three favorites. But what to actually call them?
In Hollywood, a name is just a name, until...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:44 PM
When George Clooney and Sony Pictures said Tuesday that the release of “The Monuments Men” would be delayed from mid-December to an unspecified date in 2014, they set off a round of speculation--and potential scrambling.
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Attention, Hollywood Boulevard drivers. The AFI Fest presented by Audi will likely tie up the blocks around the Chinese Theater even worse than usual.
From Nov. 7 through 14, films from 42 countries (up from 28 last year) will be presented on eight...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:30 PM
President Obama will attend a screening of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," in an early echo of last year's Oscar race during which a number of movies were shown at the White House, adding to their prestige in the midst of awards season.
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:39 AM
A major studio making a movie about one of its own blockbuster hits sounds like a bad idea. The potential for self congratulation is obvious. But "Saving Mr. Banks" is a worthy Disney project that entertains on its own merits.
Tom Hanks and Emma...
| Dec 13, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
In early December, the New York Film Critics Circle awarded director/co-writer David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” Best Picture and Best Screenplay. That’s pushing it. Lacking the confidence of Russell’...