| Sep 4, 2011
It didn't take long for Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) to fleece investors out of countless millions. Transforming Shaw's Ponzi scheme into "Tower Heist" proved a bit more time-consuming.
Envisioned six years ago by Eddie Murphy as an all-black take on "Ocean's...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Is silence truly golden? Can George Clooney's tears bring Oscar happiness? Will Billy Crystal's yuks play as well as they did eight years ago? And could the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the first time bestow acting statuettes on two...
| Oct 24, 2010
A partial list of films recently in movie purgatory:
"Margaret": director Kenneth Lonergan. Shot: 2005. (Fox Searchlight)
Lonergan's follow-up to his acclaimed "You Can Count on Me" has been the subject of numerous reshoots and two lawsuits. Status:...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Billy Crystal may be nearly old enough for Medicare, but when it comes to Oscar ratings he can outrun hosts half his age.
Sunday's Academy Awards telecast — an old-fashioned (and sometimes critically savaged) paean to moviemaking hosted by the 63-...
| Jul 31, 2011
Although the makeover movie genre often thrusts men into padded superhero suits, the silver screen has offered up a handful of memorable male metamorphoses that required little more than a change of clothes, a shift of the shoulder and an attitude...
| May 14, 2011
Pop singer Katy Perry and her husband, comedian and actor Russell Brand, are listing their Los Feliz home at $3,395,000.
The gated property includes a stately 1922 Mediterranean-style main house and a swimming pool. The 4,600-square-foot home, with a...
| Sep 10, 2010
When Sony Pictures' plan for a fourth "Spider-Man" movie starring Tobey Maguire fell apart in January, the studio had to come up with a new way to keep the superhero series alive after three movies released from 2002 to 2007 grossed $2.5 billion...
| Nov 2, 2011
Seven years ago, I was asked to cover the Academy Awards from backstage. To get the necessary credentials, I had to be personally vetted by producer Gil Cates. As I made my way along the shiny floor of the Oscar production offices, I was prepared for Oz,...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 4:41 PM
But it was Gervais' night. He acts as the audience's surrogate, good-naturedly slapping the Hollywood bigwigs. They actually seem to like it, which adds to the enjoyment. Ultimately, the Globes make for a far more entertaining evening than the Oscars....
| Jan 19, 2012
| 4:37 PM
The NAACP announced its nominees for the 43rd Image Awards Thursday morning at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly HIlls. The awards celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in TV, music, literature and films. The winners will be annnounced...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:35 PM
'Soul Train': Don Cornelius, who died of an apparent suicide, helped define soul music in the 1970s, and helped prepare America for the rise of hip hop....