| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Johnny Knoxville has been at the center of the lowbrow "Jackass" series of bad-boy comedy films and cable TV shows. His format gathers a collection of silly, stupid skits that are so seriously R-rated they defy description in a family newspaper. The...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:30 AM
It took producer Brian Grazer more than a dozen years — and an assist from Mick Jagger — to finally get on the good foot and make a biopic out of the turbulent, triumphant life of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, music legend James...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Lt. Col. Steven Cole likes to say that the U.S. Army has been working with Hollywood before Hollywood even existed. The longstanding relationship dates back to 1927, when the Army provided an airplane for "Wings," the first Academy Award winner for best...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Twenty years ago, film critic Danny Peary released a wonderful book called "Alternate Oscars," which compared his own choices for Best Picture, Actor and Actress to the Academy's for every year from 1928 to 1991. Not surprisingly, he agreed with Best...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Was it ultimately a race about race?
The best picture Oscar is meant to honor the year's greatest achievement in film, and "12 Years a Slave" had no shortage of supporters before winning the top honor Sunday. But for all the film's artistry, the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Chadwick Boseman has been tapped to receive the Male Star of Tomorrow kudo at this year's CinemaCon, the annual exhib confab hosted by the National Assn. of Theater Owners.
Boseman, who studied at the British American Drama Academy, made his feature...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Winning an Oscar — or just being nominated — can transform a Hollywood future. Yet just because some actors and filmmakers weren't shortlisted for an Academy Award doesn't mean their great work is going unrewarded.
Critics have rightly...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 9:09 AM
Last year closed with several strong candidates for Best Picture. It's hard to narrow them down to a 10-best list, but these are my picks without ranking them in order.
This was a hallmark year with three major films focused on the African American...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Let us consider for a moment the Hollywood performance that never gets nominated for awards but can be just as indelible as any Oscar-winning role. I'm referring to the celebrity interview that goes viral.
Typically interviews that are done during a...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:33 AM
"G.I. Joe: Retaliation," starring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum, is dominating in home entertainment. The big-budget action film from Paramount is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray disc title, as well as the top rental.
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Veteran actor Matthew Modine, whose latest film, "Jobs," opens Friday, will be the recipient of the HollyShorts Festival's Indie Maverick Award during opening-night festivities Thursday at the TCL Chinese 6 in Hollywood.
As part of the celebration,...