| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:20 PM
You may have missed it for the racket produced by the majority of movies currently going boom-boom — or, in the case of "The Lone Ranger," bust-bust — at the multiplex. But with the arrival of Sundance Film Festival sensation "Fruitvale...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 2:20 PM
In the hours after the acquittal of George Zimmerman late Saturday, the tweets began pouring out.
"This might be in bad taste," wrote Questlove Jenkins of the Roots, "but in light of this verdict? i really INSIST you people see Fruitvale Station not now...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A lot of folks are preparing movies to be launched in the next six months, convinced that their films have strong Oscar potential. In many cases, these dreams are sweet delusions. So the word "reality" doesn't usually enter the kudos conversation.
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Last year's Sundance Film Festival grand jury champion, "Beasts of the Southern Wild," hit it precociously big in Oscar season, with nominations for picture, lead actress, directing and adapted screenplay. Will "Fruitvale Station," which won both the...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 9:32 PM
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,...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Forget about winners Drake, Kendrick Lamar or even lifetime achievement honoree Charlie Wilson -- the real winners at Sunday night's BET Awards were Fox Searchlight, the Weinstein Co. and Universal Pictures. Those distribs got some of the most attention...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Sandra Bullock may be out as Miss Hannigan in the upcoming "Annie" remake, but the production has lined up another high-profile actress to take up the role. Deadline reports that Cameron Diaz finished negotiations on Wednesday (June 26) to join the...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 7:27 AM
A group of influential screenwriters will converge on Chicago this weekend, including Lucy Alibar (whose script for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" was nominated for an Oscar this year) and Bob Gale (who wrote all three "Back to the Future" films).
| Apr 23, 2013
| 8:38 PM
To borrow a line from Tennessee Williams, patrons of each year's Newport Beach Film Festival benefit from the kindness of strangers.
Make that the unpaid kindness of hundreds of strangers.
The festival, which kicks off Thursday, gets by on the...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The critical darling of this year's Sundance Film Festival will arrive in theaters sooner than expected.
"Fruitvale," which won the festival's Grand Jury and Audience awards in January, is set to hit the big screen on July 26 -- three months before it...