| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:00 AM
It looks like Kevin Hart will easily lock up a first-place finish at the box office during the busy Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, coming in ahead of last week's victor "Lone Survivor" and the new "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit."
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:05 AM
This year’s Academy Award nominations? A little “Gravity,” a little levity and some actual gravity courtesy of “12 Years a Slave.”
Director and co-writer Alfonso Cuaron’s space survival thriller received 10 Academy...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
"American Hustle" won just a single trophy at the Screen Actors Guild Awards — the really important one.
The cast of David O. Russell's con-man tale took home SAG's cast award Saturday night, nudging "American Hustle" ahead of Oscar season's...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:00 PM
The cop comedy “Ride Along” drove past expectations to win at the box office and set records over the Martin Luther King Day weekend, proving again that studios shouldn’t underestimate the diverse film audience.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:38 PM
CANNES, France - For her work in "The Past," as a divorcing Paris mother caught in a web of deceptions, Berenice Bejo won the best actress award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The movie opens in Chicago Friday; Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi'...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:43 PM
As long as this Chicago winter might feel, it's a mere blip compared with the ongoing movie awards season.
The Movie City News website runs a column called "20 Weeks to Oscar," which translates to about 38 percent of the year — yet if you count...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Tom Sherak, the longtime film marketing and distribution exec who led the Academy of Motion Pictures Art & Sciences through a period of innovation and change, died Tuesday in Calabasas, Calif. after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 68.
| Sep 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
HONG KONG -- "Juvenile Offender," a tough mother and son drama featuring a youngster released from a correctional facility, has been selected to represent South Korea in the foreign-language category of the Academy Awards.
Directed by Kang Yi-kwan, the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:46 PM
To find an Oscar best picture winner that didn’t play at the Toronto International Film Festival, you have to go back to 2006 and Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed.” (The last three winners — “Argo,” “The...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Ellen DeGeneres may have landed one of the biggest gigs in showbiz but the decision to say 'Yes' wasn't easy.
Instead of consulting Seth MacFarlane, Oscar producers or friends and family, she decided to make a list of the pros and cons of hosting the...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:30 AM
"Horses of God," the latest film by Nabil Ayouch, regarded by many as the leading Moroccan director of his generation, will represent Morocco in the foreign-language Academy Award category.
Sold by Wild Bunch, and co-produced and distributed in France by...