| 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...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:29 PM
American Sniper * * ½
Entre la decena de películas rodadas sobre la participación de Estados Unidos en la Guerra de Irak, este filme dirigido por Clint Eastwood no aporta nada nuevo. El cineasta retrata la gloria y ocaso de Chris Kile, temible...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 12:55 PM
December can be a delightful month for movie lovers, because it often brings the best of both worlds — mainstream blockbuster hits that will pack multiplexes, and smaller films with outstanding performances that are arriving in time for Academy...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 11:14 AM
Angelina Jolie has been nominated for Golden Globes for her acting in “Changeling,” “Gia” and “The Tourist,” part of half a dozen noms over the years for the A-list star. The group even nominated her feature directorial...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 7:30 AM
As this year's Oscar race goes into the home stretch, Universal is preparing to roll out its top contender, the highly anticipated World War II epic "Unbroken." But as it looks ahead to the movie's wider release worldwide, the studio is facing a...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has filed another lawsuit over "American Sniper," the bestselling autobiography by the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who Ventura claims defamed him in his book.
In a passage from the book, Kyle claimed he punched Ventura,...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Since the film academy began handing out the best director Oscar in 1929, you can count the number of women who have been nominated on one hand — Lina Wertmüller for "Seven Beauties" (1976), Jane Campion for "The Piano" (1993), Sofia Coppola for...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 2:05 PM
A cri de coeur on the samurai flicks of a bygone era, "Uzumasa Limelight" unfolds understatedly and movingly like something from Clint Eastwood at the top of his game.
The film seems to be loosely inspired by its 71-year-old star, Seizo Fukumoto —...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Bradley Cooper hasn't officially opened in the new revival of "The Elephant Man" on Broadway, but the Hollywood star has already proved himself to be a strong box-office draw in the play's preview period.
"The Elephant Man," a revival of the Bernard...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Those standing in line outside Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre on Tuesday night for the 9 p.m. screening of Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" heard a loud roar go up from inside the historic building shortly after 8.
It was the sound of Ava DuVernay's...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 5:30 AM
A 90210 ZIP Code. A 40-foot interior waterfall. Private movie theater. Rooftop deck equipped for 500 people.
The $14-million Beverly Hills mansion had all the trappings of a verifiable celebrity home. With its antiseptic glass and concrete and steel, it...