| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:22 PM
When the Directors Guild of America announced its nominees last year, Oscar balloting had already closed and the DGA's slate — Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee and Tom Hooper — was widely expected to repeat when the...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:43 AM
PARK CITY, Utah -- In a movie also starring Anna Kendrick, Lena Dunham, Melanie Lynskey and Mark Webber, the real scene-stealer is Jude Swanberg, the young son of filmmaker Joe Swanberg.
At the world premiere of Papa Swanberg’s new “Happy...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:30 AM
PARK CITY, Utah — Director Todd Miller was more nervous than he had expected to be.
The 37-year-old filmmaker's self-financed documentary "Dinosaur 13" had scored one of the Sundance Film Festival's coveted four opening-night slots. Now, facing a...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Next month's Maryland Film Festival will feature the local debut of "Ping Pong Summer," writer-director Michael Tully's coming-of-age tale set in Ocean City in the 1980s and starring Susan Sarandon, Lea Thompson, John Hannah and Amy Sedaris.
| Mar 6, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Quvenzhane Wallis, the Oscar-nominated star of "Beasts of the Southern Wild," gets a new lease on a hard-knock life in the first trailer for "Annie," an upcoming remake of the beloved stage and screen musical.
Directed by Will Gluck ("Easy A") and...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Where was the Denver Broncos’ vaunted offense? Why was our former governor Ah-nold wearing a women’s wig in a Budweiser commercial? What the heck is a Maserati Ghibli or Kia K900?
The 2014 Super Bowl matchup between Peyton Manning’s...
| Jun 25, 2013
What: BET Awards 2013 When: Sunday, June 30, Live, 8pm ET on BET. Red carpet pre-show live at 6pm ET; after-party show live at 11:30pm ET. Chris Tucker (pictured) is hosting the BET Awards 2013 from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Established in 2001,...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:00 AM
On the eve of Oscar voting, we asked three academy members to let us peek at their ballots and tell us, anonymously, who they're voting for and why. Here's what they had to say:
OSCARS 2013: Full Coverage
PRODUCERS BRANCH: This 40ish Oscar nominee...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 11:19 AM
The 85th Academy Award nominations certainly managed a few surprises Thursday morning --no nominations for directors Ben Affleck ("Argo") or Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty"), lots of Oscar warmth for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and Michael...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
With the Oscars finally upon us Sunday, it's do-or-die for the movies ranked in the L.A. Times Data Desk's HeatMeter, which tallies points at events throughout the season to gauge the overall traction of people and films. With Ben Affleck's "Argo"...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" earned 10 nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards early -- including best film, actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, supporting actor for Tommy Lee Jones and supporting actress for Sally Field -- while Tom Hooper's musical ...