| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:55 AM
Laura Hillenbrand's 2010 nonfiction account "Unbroken" introduced millions to Louis Zamperini, the Italian-American who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics and, in World War II, became an Army Air Corps bombardier flying missions over the South Pacific....
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Clint Eastwood has occupied a corner bungalow on the Warner Bros. lot for 40 years, long enough to have directed 28 movies for the studio and know to keep a bag of peanuts handy for the squirrels who like to venture inside his office door.
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:10 AM
When I interviewed Clint Eastwood in June about the status of “American Sniper”— the much-ballyhooed movie he stepped in to direct after Steven Spielberg stepped out — Eastwood said that he not only had already finished shooting...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:05 PM
For months, the only consensus about this year's awards race has been that there is an overall lack of consensus. But the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations Wednesday started to bring some clarity, focusing the conversation around two front-runners...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Taya Kyle, widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle, will appeal a $1.8-million verdict against her husband's estate, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. A federal jury found Kyle's estate liable for defamation earlier this year, finding in favor of...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Clint Eastwood's divorce from Dina Eastwood is final, ending a union that was entered into in 1996.
A judge signed off on the split Monday in Monterey, Radar Online reported Tuesday.
The couple, whose in-progress separation was confirmed in late...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 11:31 PM
Clint Eastwood is not only working at 84; he's working hard. “American Sniper” is his second film this year, following “Jersey Boys,” the lightweight but impeccably crafted and hugely entertaining Four Seasons biopic. “Bird,&...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, 818! Today is Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 61 degrees and a low of 45 degrees with partly cloudy skies in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.
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| Dec 26, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A number of recent movies — including some of this year's top awards contenders — revive a decades-old debate about the type of director who shapes the most memorable films.
In his famed 1962 essay, "Notes on the Auteur Theory," Andrew...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Sony Pictures' controversial comedy "The Interview" began its atypical release with about $1 million in ticket sales from 331 theaters on Christmas Day, the studio estimated.
"The audience reaction was fantastic -- the limited release, in under 10%...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 6:25 PM
For a four-year stretch at the turn of the 21st century, December was the most wonderful time of year to be a best picture Oscar contender.
From 2002 to 2005, the film academy gave its best picture prize to movies debuting in December. Starting with...