| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:29 AM
The results this weekend for Tom Hanks’ hijacking drama “Captain Phillips” — which took in $26 million in U.S. ticket sales from just more than 3,000 theaters -- are a tricky beast to size up. On the one hand, the movie beat...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 6:44 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor John Slattery was born in Boston on this date in 1962. This birthday guy has starred as Roger Sterling on the acclaimed series "Mad Men" since 2007. He's also played recurring roles on "Desperate Housewives" and "Judging Amy," as...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 1:12 PM
The sum is less than the parts in Tom Hanks' first feature directing project since "That Thing You Do!" but since the parts involve Hanks and Julia Roberts as the film's stars, benefits can be found. Also the picture's co-writer (with Nia Vardalos), Hanks...
| Dec 2, 2009
| 10:39 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Shiri Appleby was born in Los Angeles on this date in 1978. This birthday gal made her biggest splash to date as Liz Parker on the series "Roswell." She also played a recurring role on "ER" and starred in the short-lived series "Life...
| Feb 9, 2010
| 2:50 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Faran Tahir was born in Los Angeles on this day in 1963. This birthday guy is a prolific TV actor, most notably with recurring roles on"Warehouse 13,""24" and "JAG." On the big screen, he's appeared in "Star Trek," "Iron Man" and...
| Jan 23, 2009
JOSH BROLIN "Milk"
The son of actor James Brolin receives his first Oscar nomination for his role as conservative San Francisco Supervisor Dan White, who assassinated gay Supervisor Harvey Milk and the city's mayor, George Moscone, in...
| Oct 15, 2007
Tom Hanks started off the night at the American Cinematheque's award dinner by welcoming everyone to " Julia Roberts' bat mitzvah." He then gave a comical description of what it's like to be one of the many who have worked with her, having just done so in...
| Jan 22, 2008
| 2:37 PM
When I took a bleary-eyed glance at the nomination results early yesterday morning, I have to admit that my first reaction was -- is this the Oscars or the Independent Spirit Awards?
Four of the five nominees for best picture are films released by studio...
| Feb 18, 2009
To call Philip Seymour Hoffman an "actor's actor" seems too much a cliché for the surprising, nuanced work for which he is known. He is a creator of people, three-dimensional figures with faults and foibles that seem all too human.
After his Oscar-...
| Aug 16, 2008
Maybe it's because neighbors didn't exactly roll out the welcome wagon when she began filming her new reality TV show at home, or maybe it's because, as she says, she wants to be closer to her kids' school. Whatever the reason, expect the moving van to...
| Jan 12, 2009
Shiri Appleby, who hasn't had any longterm success on TV lately, hopes that returning to her old stomping grounds will work.
The former "Roswell" star and actors Kristoffer Polaha and Kerr Smith have signed on to star in The CW's hourlong pilot "Light...